Self-employed Part-Time Piping Instructor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced piping instructor to join Dollar Academy’s successful pipe band programme.

We seek an enthusiastic, highly motivated and influential character with a professional approach to join our team of like-minded staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering one-to-one tuition to pupils aged 7-18. This role would also include the responsibility of leading the Novice B Pipe Band. The running of group sessions and band practices will also be required.

Candidates should show strengths in many practical areas and have a strong track record in both pipe bands and solo piping. Along with these core skills, a firm understanding, experience and passion for teaching the instrument is essential.

As well as term time tuition, candidates will be expected to commit to weekend contest dates throughout the indoor and outdoor contest season at local and major championships. Summer practice sessions will also need to be attended.

The successful applicant will be self-employed and will submit monthly invoices to the Academy. It is expected that the appointment will require a commitment of two days per week, initially, although this may increase.

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, and the Academy will arrange and pay for an application to be made.


To apply for the position, please complete the Support Staff Application Form, downloadable from the Academy’s website (, or email  Applications should be submitted to the above email address or mailed to Julie Duncan, Director of Human Resources, Dollar Academy, Mylne Avenue, Dollar, FK14 7DU by Friday 13th October 2023 at the latest.