Providing specialist teachers delivering aspirational & inspirational music lessons

What can we do for you?

Our reputation is built on long lasting professional relationships with teachers and schools to ensure our service is always the best you can find. 1st Note Education is an independent music specialist teacher recruitment agency.

We supply music teachers to primary schools across London and Hertfordshire.


Our prime focus is to support our teachers to be the best that they can be. We are committed to enabling our quality teachers to deliver outstanding music lessons instilling a joy for life through music.

Every child remembers their favourite inspirational teacher; it is our aim to create as many of these lasting impressions as possible.

We can offer

  • Training Days and CPD
  • Networking Events
  • Regular blog posts with tips, new initiatives and ideas
  • Access to resources
  • Lesson plans
  • Tailored job placement services
  • Ongoing support
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Shadowing and team teaching opportunities

If you like what we do and want to know more


When you work with 1st Note Education you purchase a service not just a teacher. We work in collaboration with you to support every aspect of your music provision.

1st Note Education is committed to providing a quality service to engage pupils, enhancing motivation and confidence with generic learning skills that can transfer across the entire curriculum.

We can offer

  • Qualified & Experienced National Curriculum Classroom Teachers
  • Music Workshops
  • Instrumental Tutors
  • After School Clubs and Choirs
  • School Song Composition & Recordings
  • Audio Recording Services & CD production
  • A comprehensive review of your music provision & resources
  • Parent Community Choirs

If you like what we do and want to know more

Next Training Day

February 17th 2020 
The WENTA Business Centre, Electric Avenue,
Enfield, EN3 7XU

Teachers and Tutors

Are you in need of a teacher or tutor to join your team? Reflecting the squeeze on school budgets, our rates are competitive. Please get in touch to see if we can help you.
As a mum of 3 it is really difficult to discover your way back into work… only 1st Note Education gave me the chance. They make me feel capable, believe in me and that makes my work better. Always up to date with new information, I am happy to be part of this big family.

Iva Chakarova | Class Teacher

1st Note Education have been especially helpful and supportive. Approachable and professional they have listened to our needs. Choir, singing and percussion are now part of our performances across the whole school.

Louise Singleton | Headteacher Hambrough Primary School & Nursery

This is the best course in education I have ever been on in London. Really interesting in all aspects about how to manage the class, planning etc. and makes us think about our skills and how to improve them.

Francisco Garcia | Teacher QTS

I have had a number of placements through 1st Note Education. Comprehensive lesson plans and materials were supplied and the management were very helpful and supportive. 1st Note had good relationships with the schools and frequent contact with me to ascertain that all was going well. I would recommend 1st Note Education as it is a friendly and helpful agency.

Colette Quinn | Music Teacher

I have worked in two schools for 1st Note Education. Lesson plans were easy to follow and relevant to National Curriculum guidelines. I was also given feedback on my teaching which was really helpful. Payment was always reliable and on time. I enjoyed the different schools and learnt a lot about the primary music curriculum.

Krystal Bennett

I have used the 1st Note scheme for a year and I find it develops a child’s creativity without losing sight of the fun aspect of music-making. Regular assessment and observation keep me up-to-date with teaching styles and methods. The company offers a two-way feedback process so that curriculum can be developed to best match the pupil’s range of abilities. I have found working with 1st Note a very professional experience.
Kevin Bashford QTS

I am a piano and cello teacher and highly recommend 1st Note Education for their excellent‚work in finding music teachers suitable jobs and vacancies in Primary schools. The Director is always very professional, friendly and easy to work with, and provides extra personal care to teachers, taking care to get to know each person’s individual gifts and talents, therefore, sourcing the best possible schools and areas for successful teaching placements

Amelia Young | BA Hons Music Oxford University

I have nothing but great things to say about this agency. The team are very supportive, passionate and determined to equip all their teachers to deliver outstanding music lessons. I am really happy to be a part of this team.
Stacey Skeete, Music Teacher


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