Music Teachers

Music teachers instruct people on how to sing, play musical instruments, and appreciate and enjoy the world of music. They teach private lessons and classes. They may work at home or in a studio, school, college, or conservatory. Many music teachers are also performing musicians. Music teachers make up a very small percentage of the more than 2.6 million elementary and secondary school teachers employed in the United States. There are approximately 93,800 college and university music, art, and drama professors in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Theater/Dance
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Helpful
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required

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