What You’ll Do:
This one seems pretty obvious. As a Music Teacher, you’ll give private lessons to people of all ages who want to learn an instrument. You can teach out of your home, visit students in their homes, or work out of a music school.
Why It Works for Music Types:
You’re sharing your passion for music by helping others learn, all while making what many people earn in an hour during the course of a half-hour lesson. Lessons take place during the day, and to a degree you can make your own schedule, leaving evenings free for band practice and playing shows or mornings free for conducting business for your record label.
You’re largely self-employed, so if you need to be gone on tour for a week, no one’s on your back about it. However, if you’re gone frequently or for long periods of time on the road, you do run the risk of losing some of your students.
Most music schools will require at least a bachelor’s degree in Music, Performance, or Music Education with some teaching experience. Of course, this depends on the school’s individual requirements, so don’t discount yourself if you didn’t go to college or if you majored in Political Science.