Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer of Beginner Group Piano

Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer of Beginner Group Piano

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5.00pm

Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer of Beginner Group Piano 
c.200 hours p/a
Internal and External Competition  
Rate of Pay - Relevant Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer Salary Scale   
The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy  

The RIAM, as a national conservatoire for music in Ireland, is embarking on one of the most transformational phases in its 170-year history. We are in the midst of the major re-development of our premises on Westland Row, a fully funded project which is set to complete in 2022. We are poised to create Ireland’s leading centre for music education, training, and performance. We aim to nurture excellence, build audiences, advocate for increased access to music participation, and amplify the impact of our work by forging powerful links between young people, emerging, and established professional artists, diverse audiences, and society at large.   

RIAM’s strategy aims to bring scholarship and practice closer together across all RIAM levels, to train performers who can draw on research to develop their unique artistic voice.  

We are currently welcoming applications for the position of Lecturer or Assistant Lecturer in Beginner Group Piano. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to ruthmeehan [at]  

The ideal candidate will have   

  • Significant experience teaching at beginner and Junior levels 
  • Experience teaching both groups and one-to-one 
  • Significant experience in Early Years educational theory e.g. Kodaly, Suzuki, and/or others. 
  • Professional performance experience 
  • Excellent organisation, co-ordination, communication and leadership skills 
  • Experience in mentoring or co-teaching 

Closing dates and interview information   
This position is part-time and based on c. 200 hours spread over a 30-week academic year.   

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 18th June 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview in the following weeks 

At the interview, the candidate will be required to:   

1.     Teach or coach a demonstration lesson with a group of Junior students   

2.     Free choice Presentation Task  

Give a 10-minute presentation on one of the following topics:

  • Creative approaches to teaching and learning, for example, inclusive curricula, co-teaching and delivery   
  • Early Years pedagogical development and theory  

Teaching will predominantly be at group beginner level and the chosen candidate will lead and co-teach beginner group classes alongside RIAM’s Piano Teaching Assistants. The chosen candidate will also work alongside the Head of Junior RIAM and our specialist education partner for group piano, undertaking training and providing regular feedback in a Kaizen-style approach to the development of curriculum and resources. 

  • Group teaching of beginner piano students 
  • Planning lessons, co-teaching with Teaching Assistants 
  • Mentoring Teaching Assistants 
  • Continuous curriculum review and feedback 
  • Co-ordinating and communicating with Head of Junior RIAM, Teaching Assistants and parents/guarantors of students   


  • Work with the Head of Junior RIAM on curriculum development and growth and progression of the group piano programme.  

Availability for Saturday and/or Sunday teaching is required for these hours. 

See further details at the link below.

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