Re: Becoming a music teacher posted by Last Minute Musicians posted by Last Minute Musicians
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I don't know whether this has been covered before, but i'm interested in writing an article about music teachers. How do you become one, what qualifications (if any) are required, is it important to have music industry knowledge etc?
Lastly, in a day and age of the internet and online learning tools - are music teachers a thing of the past?
Interested to hear people's thoughts!
Reacting to your comments about curiosity on the music teachers, i'd like to give you a few tips: first of all, one has to have finish a certificate or degree in music education ( in a music college), with a major instrument such as piano or voice and having the talent for an instrument or singing is also a prerequisite.
Second, teaching is a gift or an acquired skill coupled with a love for children; third, a music teacher must possess traits of patience and wit in order to last in this profession. Last but not the least, most teachers are also musicians so as to break the monotony of the profession.
I should know since i am one of them :-)
Although I run an online video course called Learn Jazz Piano Online, I have to say that there is no substitute for a real teacher in the room with you. When I work with my students we use two pianos, and I'm giving them the experience of playing along with another musician.
As far as qualifications, because I teach jazz, there is no formal qualification necessary although it does help that I've been working as a pro keyboard player for over 40 years.
Similarly, I worked on many musicals as a Musical Director but there was no course to prepare me. Nobody showed me how to do it. I had to learn for myself.
Lastly, and this may sound obvious, but to be a music teacher you have to love teaching. It should never be something you do because you're not playing. There are many wonderful musicians out there that make terrible teachers!
On June 24, 2014 PinayWiz wrote:
Just a few words re-music diploma's I am very experienced in drums/percussion and found when I approached a uni to study they won't accept that I wanted to use drums as my study base why??? you can't have any orchestra without drums etc so why not get a degree doing this beats me I don't play any other musical instrument, this is Australia by the way might differ elsewhere your thoughts
For becoming a music teacher you need to have a proper knowledge and education regarding music. you can do graduation in music. All over the world there are many schools and colleges available from where you can complete your studies on music and then you can start your journey of becoming a music teacher.
In answer to all replies re-music teachers.
First I can read all percussion charts and have been teaching privately.
I do not subscribe to the idea that one has to do something else just to aquire a dip in music in order to teach at colleges just drums and nothing else, there needs to be another way of just getting credited for teaching just percussion.
I am very experienced and an older person who has played with many world famous musicians/vocalists not just in Australia but in EU /Eire /USA etc I was involved with a Eurovision entry for Ireland many years ago when I played and arranged the entry and it got to number 2.
HAPPY SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
I worked on many musicals as a Musical Director but there was no course to prepare me. Nobody showed me how to do it. I had to learn for myself.
I haven't read a blog or a story that has this kind of topic.
Well! A music teacher involves meeting with several pupils to play music, refine their technique, and teach music lesson which covers everything from fundamentals like scales and chords to more advanced music theory. To know more you can visit the Google page of wood Bridge Music at https://plus.google.com/102642981778688407461
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