Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Want to stay in touch with your inner virtuoso? Teach music!

Amava Take: People are always looking for good musicians to work with their kids. Sometimes adults want to learn to play instruments too. In fact, it is a very common bucket list item. No matter who you choose to share your ability to produce dulcet tones with, teaching music can be extremely rewarding and keep you involved with a diverse array of people. It’s a great place to be when you can share your passion and make some money at the same time. Don’t forget, scales and arpeggios, yes?

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?

Talented musicians who love to break down the art into digestible components.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Find out what genre of music your students hopes to learn to play.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Most often, lessons are hourly and typically in the afternoon, early evening or on weekends.

From the Trenches:

What’s the most satisfying part of the job?

Sharing passion for music with people who really want to learn how to make it.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Sometimes it’s hard to explain a musical thought with words.

Who is your favorite artist or composer?

Tchaikovsky with Prince rising.

Special Requirements: Be good enough to pass something of value along to your students.

Finding a Position: Local social networks, word of mouth and specialized apps are great places to connect with students. Local music stores and community centers often give lessons on-site and typically need teachers. Here’s an overview of the music teacher field that will help you get on your way.