What is the best way to approach looking for a job in Music teaching?

I have been working as a teacher in primary schools mostly, teaching guitar. I now need to change the area that I working in so I have to find another job but don't really know how to appraoch schools. What is the best way? So far I have been travelling long distances to work so now I want to work closer to home. I'm applying to the local music service but also need to appraoch schools. I don't know where to start and it's getting to the point where I might be without a job after Christmas. Help please any advice???!!!! I have a music degree but have NO formal teacher training (PGCE) I got the job through a friend who's wife's mum works with the music service!

Asked By: willow_muff_diver_uk - 11/13/2006
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I believe the Open University now offer the facility for you to obtain a PGCE in teaching. Why don't you do this whilst sharing your talent as a tutor. There are many agencies that you can join on the strength of your degree and that could well tide you over the festive season. The 'Open University' course will cost... More
Answered By: saljegi - 11/13/2006
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I take it you have a teaching qualification. You might like to look in papers such as the Times Educational Supplement or find the website for that region, they might have some online.
Answered By: spidoing n - 11/13/2006
Have you been working as a peripatetic music teacher then? How did you get your current job... More
Answered By: toscamo - 11/13/2006
As you have a music qualification you can approach Ed Authorities directly and work as a tutor, got on the phone to your local Authorities and get your name down. Claim as many instruments as you can. Surely you can add recorder? Oh and as a guitar player try a violin the prinicple is the same if a bit different... More
Answered By: Richard T - 11/14/2006
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