#1
I am an 18 year old who is about to start my second year at music college, i do a performing musician diploma. The problem is when i finish i am so confused to as what i can do and what i want to do when i leave.

Id love to study to be a guitar tech or a roadie, but i dont know where i could find or ask somewhere that would take me on. I already have a fair bit of knowledge about how guitars and amps work, but i need to put the theory into practical work and be taught how and what to do.

Another thing is i teach a few kids guitar and i was thinking about maybe going down that route and doing a teaching course when im done. but to be honest teaching wont set me up with a decent job and i dont think after this year i want to go back into education.

Im just currently really confused and puzzled as to what i can aim to do after this year, any suggestions or help would be really appreciated!
#5
Step one: get out of the Pit.

Getting a music degree is silly unless you plan on teaching it for the rest of your life.
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#6
become a porn star.
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#9
Major in Music Education so then you will have the knowledge to be a guitar tech or whatever you want and then if that doesnt work then you will have a degree in education and be able to teach at a college level and could make good money.
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#10
Listen to SlinkyBlue.

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#11
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I always thought that being a recording tech would be a cool job, you know, actually working in the studio for bands/labels?


The technical name for this job is Audio Engineer, and there are a few schools that specialize in this area, one around me, but working full time in a studio is almost as hard to do as it is to become a successful musician. Everyone wants to do it.
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#13
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Start a band and tour?

already played in a few bands and my last one was signed to a label, currently working on a new local supergroup which will progressive death metal but thats mainly for fun !
#14
Get your ass out of The Pit since you're going to get a lot of flak for a music degree, start posting flyers looking for a band, write some music, and form a band, self-publish a CD and teach/sell guitars until then.
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#15
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Talk with your tutors at music college.


Which one is it, btw?


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#16
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I always thought that being a recording tech would be a cool job, you know, actually working in the studio for bands/labels?

Naivety FTW.


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#18
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Good decision in coming to the Pit.


i couldnt agree more

teaching wouldnt be a bad job if you get a quilifacation to do it in collages or high school as it is to you
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#20
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Im just currently really confused and puzzled...


Confuzzled, my friend.

You're welcome, and good luck.
#21
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already played in a few bands and my last one was signed to a label, currently working on a new local supergroup which will progressive death metal but thats mainly for fun !


If you want to make a living with your music- more Nickleback, less Dimmu Borgir. XD
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#22
You could probably make a killing in the male escort industry.

/Let's face it, it was inevitably gonna come up.

On another note: Go find actual careers advice from proffessionals.