This could be your dream music job.

There's no one 'traditional' route to becoming a Rocksteady Band Leader

Our music teachers are talented musicians and vocalists who often come from a variety of different backgrounds such as retail, hospitality, finance and education. At Rocksteady everyone benefits from extensive training as well as on-going support and personalised development opportunities. What connects everyone is a passion for music, a desire to have a job with purpose and a willingness to continue to learn and develop. This full-time salaried role leaves everyone with time for gigging and music-making during evenings, weekends and a generous 12 weeks paid holiday.

Click below to discover more about the experiences of Rocksteady staff.

Want a music career with purpose?

Benefits of Being a Music Teacher at Rocksteady

Join an award-winning, highly successful, music service and work with like-minded people who are all passionate about music.

Full time salary
12 weeks paid holiday
Fuel Allowance
Full training and ongoing support
24/7 online GP service
All staff jams and inspiring away-days
Opportunity to make a positive impact through our Foundation
Retailer discounts
Full time salary
12 weeks paid holiday
Fuel Allowance
Full training and ongoing support
24/7 online GP service
All staff jams and inspiring away-days
Opportunity to make a positive impact through our Foundation
Retailer discounts

Current Job Openings

Rocksteady continues to grow across the UK so if you think this could be your dream job and your area is not listed below, please click the Register Interest button and we'll let you know when we launch in your area.

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Life at Rocksteady

What our Band Leaders Say

Meet Bandleader sam

Sam has been with Rocksteady for five years. Before joining Rocksteady Sam was working as a delivery driver during the day and playing gigs at the weekend.

Why did you apply to work at Rocksteady?

"At work I can be an awesome rock & roll role model. I love inspiring children and this is the best job I've ever had. I've brought my passion for music into my day job and still have time for my own music outside work."

"I've brought my passion for music into my day job and still have time for my own music outside work”. - Sam

band leader playing music

What is it like to work here?

"Rocksteady employs a huge community of musicians and people who just love music. There's always a great vibe when we meet up at team and whole company events during the year. Working with like-minded people is brilliant, everyone is so supportive.

We all understand the massive positive difference playing music can offer children and have one mission, to make it as fun and accessible to as many children as we can.

Rocksteady offers so many opportunities to develop, not only as a teacher and as a musician but to move into other roles within the organisation too."

Check out our roles today to teach the next generation of musicians in a progressive and inclusive way.

Some of the support and benefits you can expect when joining Rocksteady:

A full-time, salaried career in music
12 weeks paid holiday
Fuel allowance
Comprehensive onboarding training
Leading education technology with no need for lesson prep or marking
Your evenings and weekends are free leaving time for you to continue your own music making and bring that real life experience back into lessons
Ongoing professional development throughout your career
A full-time, salaried career in music
12 weeks paid holiday
Fuel allowance
Comprehensive onboarding training
Leading education technology with no need for lesson prep or marking
Your evenings and weekends are free leaving time for you to continue your own music making and bring that real life experience back into lessons
Ongoing professional development throughout your career
Mark Robinson

Inspiring the next generation

Rocksteady was founded by Mark Robinson, a musician, music teacher and author. He saw first-hand how children progressed faster when they were playing popular rock and pop music in a band.

Since then Rocksteady have grown to become the UK's leading rock and pop music teaching service for primary schools and one of the biggest employers of musicians in the UK. Teachers deliver accessible, progressive, band lessons to tens of thousands of pupils every week, helping to inspire the next generation of musicians.

Our mission is to empower every child through music. In addition to teaching in schools, each year The Rocksteady Foundation organises hundreds of free music sessions for children and young people in charities and support groups across the UK. We enable some of the most vulnerable in society to enjoy the wellbeing, fun and educational benefits of playing music in a band.

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Learning to play an instrument became less daunting to many children; it was about teamwork, having fun, expressing themselves in a safe environment and discovering a genuine love of learning music.

Mark Robinson - Founder and Chairman, Rocksteady Music School

Rocksteady staff celebrating award win

Winner - 'Wellbeing Resource of the Year' - Education Today Awards 2022/2023

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We cannot begin to quantify the impact Rocksteady has on our whole school community.

These lessons aid not only music development but also social communication and interaction. The whole school community looks forward to their termly concerts when we come together and celebrate the achievements of so many children.

Alison Fitch, Co-Head, Boxgrove Primary School, Guildford

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