I taught piano lessons, and I’d have to agree with every line of this. Except I don’t think you necessarily HAVE to have a degree….I don’t have a music degree but I’ve spent all of my life immersed in playing and performing.
There are some stereotypes about music teachers in this country and for some reason, they’ve been getting to me lately. Generally, I avoid discussing my career on here because honestly, I have a great job. I get to play games, teach kids how to create music, and I get most of the summers off. You won’t hear me complaining about the pay (except in jest) and frankly, there aren’t many music jobs out there. My district has brand new, state of the art buildings with SMART boards in every room. I am NOT intending to write this post about my specific job, just the general problems that any music teacher can appreciate. Now, with that being said, here I go….
1. We get really tired of people thinking that our job is nothing but fun and games.
I was once asked, “Are you a real teacher or just a music teacher?” Questions…
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