You have a passion for music. You want to share your love of harmonies, trills, and crescendos with others. You are constantly being told how patient you are. On top of all that, you’re creative, energetic, and a great communicator. Talk about a unique skill set!
If you’re thinking, “Yep, that sounds like me,” you could be a perfect candidate for a career in music education. And if you’re next thought is, “but what can I do with a music education degree?” read on to find out.
The road to becoming a Music Teacher begins with a music education degree. This is where you do your music education training. You’ll learn about music history, composition, and the principles of music.
Depending on your long-term goals, you could earn a bachelor’s, a master’s, or a doctorate to gain experience and boost your knowledge about music.
With your degree in hand, it’s time to start sharing your passion. An associate’s degree allows you to teach in a private or preschool setting. Advancing to a bachelor’s degree opens doors to becoming a Band Director or Choir Teacher in a public school.
However, many schools now require their teachers to have at least a Master’s degree—so it’s worth the investment. If you aspire to teach at the college level, you need your doctorate and a bundle of experience.
If you want to become a Teacher at any level, you need to apply for and complete the written teaching exam offered in your state.
Careers You May Like
Add your musical skill to other musicians' recordings.
Teach university students about photography.
Show off your years' of piano practice on stage and in the studio.
Teach university students about art.
Play the trumpet in bands and orchestras.
Create original songs and melodies.
Oversee musical practices and events for schools, churches, and more.
Play the timpani drum in a professional orchestra or group.
Write catchy tunes that advertisers can use to sell products.
Play the acoustic or electric guitar professionally in a band or solo.
Play the violin in professional orchestras, bands, or chamber groups.
Play the bassoon in a professional orchestra or group.
Use your voice to create beautiful music for operas or other performances.
Play the harp in a professional orchestra, group, or solo performance.
Write original songs that capture the mood of major motion pictures.
Lead an orchestra in playing pieces of music.
Write music scores for orchestras, operas, or single instruments.
Share the gift of music with the world.