March 31, 2011

East Lothian creates piping instructor job; wants applicants

Does teaching piping three days a week in one of Scotland’s nicest areas surrounded by several of the world’s greatest golf courses sound good to you? What if you were paid about £18,000 to do it? The successful applicant in East Lothian Council’s search for a new piping instructor could receive just that.

But you have until March 27th to express your interest.

The Scottish region just southeast of Edinburgh has decided to create a position that will see an instructor teach in the schools in East Lothian. The move follows the success of the East Lothian Pipes & Drums Trust schools tuition program

It is not known if the part-time one-year contract position is open to non-UK citizens.

The East Lothian Pipes & Drums Trust  was started in 2007 as a registered charitable trust and has focused on providing expert instructors and funding tuition of Highland piping and drumming in six primary schools and one secondary school. There are 55 pipers and 74 drummers currently in the program, which provides free tuition to schools and bands in the region.

The East Lothian Council stepped up in 2010 to offer £45,000 to fund a new piping instructor position, which did not come to fruition, but which  was subsequently taken on by the East Lothian Instrumental Music Services Department. The new instructor would teach mainly at four secondary schools not currently covered by the East Lothian Pipes & Drums Trust.


  1. If, during the other 2 days a week, you taught privately for 16 hours at 20 lbs per hour, you could add another 16K to your income to bring it up to 34K. Sounds a bit better that way…..



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