Teacher of Piano and Theory - Howqua

  • Lauriston Girls' School
  • Howqua VIC, Australia
Casual Teachers - Secondary Other

Job Description

Lauriston Girls’ School is a forward thinking, independent K-12 School.

We are always looking for exceptional people who love learning, are inspiring and bring empathy to their work. The school fosters workplace gender equality and ongoing professional development.  

Lauriston Girls’ School seeks to employ an experienced and enthusiastic Teacher of Piano and Theory, at the School’s Howqua Campus, located on the outskirts of Mansfield.

The role will commence from Term 2, 2024. Depending on the availability of the successful applicant, an immediate start may be negotiated.

The key aspects of the job are:

  • Teaching private piano and theory students for individual and/or group lessons each week of term (number of days may vary in subsequent years).
  • Lessons may take place across one or more days on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Travel time and expense reimbursement is provided if not local to Mansfield.
  • Meals are provided to all staff when working on site and accommodation may be negotiated in the event that the successful applicant is travelling a long distance.


Founded in 1993 and located in the Victorian High Country, our Howqua campus is home to Lauriston girls for the duration of Year 9. Including approximately 30 teachers and general staff, along with outdoor facilitators, the immersive nature of the program truly embeds Lauriston’s values of relationships, courage, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and engagement in life.

The Howqua Campus has a comprehensive Music Program, which includes private music lessons, ensembles and a compulsory 12-month long curriculum music program. Howqua students perform regularly at both School events and within the local community. A team of specialist Music Teachers attends the campus weekly, including staff who are local to the Mansfield region, as well as those who travel from the greater Melbourne region.

The role:

This casual position includes approximately 1 day per week of private Piano and Theory tuition.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a dynamic, innovative, and motivating Piano and Theory specialist, with demonstrated experience teaching beginner level through to advanced level students
  • Have the capacity to teach students of intermediate-advanced level if required, including AMEB Diploma candidates
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Howqua Music, Head of Keyboard & Theory and Head of Music to inspire student engagement in the study of Piano and Theory, and to support the recruitment of Piano and Theory students.
  • Have the capacity to cater Piano repertoire to suit the needs of each child, including traditional and contemporary approaches.
  • Have a clear understanding of the relevant examination syllabi and be willing to incorporate technology and other elements of contemporary curriculum into their lessons.
  • Promote student involvement in Howqua’s Ensemble and Performance Programs.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A collaborative teaching approach is essential for working as a member of the Lauriston Music Department.
  • A current VIT registration or Working with Children Check is required

All applicants are encouraged to submit a short Cover Letter along with your Resume and addressed to Susan Just, Principal.

Enquiries: Elizabeth Tindall, Head of Music, at tindallel@lauriston.vic.edu.au or 9864 7555.

Applications close: 9:00am, Friday March 1, 2024

We will be shortlisting applications as we receive them, so the position may be filled earlier than the closing date. 

Lauriston Girls’ School is a child safe organisation which welcomes children, young people and their families. We have no tolerance for child abuse and take proactive steps to identify and manage any risks of harm to students in our school environments. Every person involved in our school has an important role in promoting child safety and wellbeing and promptly raising any issues or concerns about a child’s safety. All staff are required to follow the School’s Child Safety policies and Child Safety Code of Conduct.

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