#1
I've got a few questions for anybody who teaches music/a music theory class at a school if you don't mind taking a few moments to help me out

1. What colleges are best to go to if I want to be a music teacher?

2. Generally, what is the average wage of a music teacher? I know it's rude to ask what others' salary is, but if you guys could just give me an estimation I'd really appreciate it

3. How is the field looking right now? Are there a lot of job opportunities for music teachers?

4. Other than music theory classes, are there any other classes I should take to make it easier to get a job as a music teacher?

5. Would you guys say that is an overall satisfying job?
#2
1: Depends, most states(US) will have a good music school somewhere. Where are you looking to go, if in the states?
2: Not good.
3: I'm not sure about this, but it is a MUST that you are good at what you are doing, be multi-skilled(as in play more than one instrument, read both clefts, and teach, most likely, marching)
4: Music Theory teachers, or any that I have encountered have been the teachers of a concert band and marching band.
5: If you like Theory, and enjoy talking about it, and think you are able to understand it well enough along with teaching younger student's who may not have any Theory back round, and you are a patient person willing to help people, whether that be past your job curriculum, then yes, it is very rewarding.

Or, that's how I'd imagine it.
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#3
Actually music teachers get payed a butt load of money especially if you work at a college. when I was in my music theory class the teacher told us if you get a degree in music theory you won't have to work for less than 32 dollars an hour for the rest of your life. (due to you could give lessons, if anything).
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Actually music teachers get payed a butt load of money especially if you work at a college. when I was in my music theory class the teacher told us if you get a degree in music theory you won't have to work for less than 32 dollars an hour for the rest of your life. (due to you could give lessons, if anything).

What? It depends where you teach ofcourse, but generally the pay isn't very impressive at all.
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Well then expand into different types of porn.

Have you thought of venturing into the world of gay porn?


To be paid like them, I'd totally take it up the butt.
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#9
last I knew in CT music is actually a shortage area (more positions than teachers) so I'd check where you want to teach. I'd imagine it varies. music education is also a 5yr program in CT. again, check your state. since certification requirements can vary and being certified in one state may not necessarily translate to being certified in another (you may have to take some additional test or something like that), you may want to think about what state you want to teach in and find a college in that state. average wage varies by system. I really couldn't tell you that.
#10
go to your guidance councilor or music teacher and ask
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1: Depends, most states(US) will have a good music school somewhere. Where are you looking to go, if in the states?
2: Not good.
3: I'm not sure about this, but it is a MUST that you are good at what you are doing, be multi-skilled(as in play more than one instrument, read both clefts, and teach, most likely, marching)
4: Music Theory teachers, or any that I have encountered have been the teachers of a concert band and marching band.
5: If you like Theory, and enjoy talking about it, and think you are able to understand it well enough along with teaching younger student's who may not have any Theory back round, and you are a patient person willing to help people, whether that be past your job curriculum, then yes, it is very rewarding.

Or, that's how I'd imagine it.



The hell? If you're a reputable private teacher, you rake in ALOT of money, especially if you have your degree/diploma/grade 8 certificate or whatever, it's tax free and the market for teachers is HUGE.
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The hell? If you're a reputable private teacher, you rake in ALOT of money, especially if you have your degree/diploma/grade 8 certificate or whatever, it's tax free and the market for teachers is HUGE.


I said in my post "that's how I'd imagine it." With experience of going to a public school, and speaking with my teachers about how they are paid less than the janitors at the school, that's where I got that information from.
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#13
Im a professional music teacher. The pay is alright as the guy says above there are many tax advantages- my girlfriend goes to work at 7.30 and gets back at 7, and after she gets taxed to the hilt she doesnt make much more than me and i work 6 hour days. Most music gear i buy is essentially free because its tax deductable. For most artistic jobs your enjoyment of life outweights the financial benefits.

I know many people who make large businesses out of their music like music teaching centres, but this goes back to having business knowledge and you are dealing with the business side of things, so it might as well be selling car insurance you arent dealing with music at all.To be honest however, i dont do it for the love of teaching little brats, its mainly because i work from lunchtime, get a high hourly wage and work from home.
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