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Careers in Music Teaching, Education and Higher Learning

Music Teacher

Music Teacher

Alternate Titles: Music Instructor

Job Description: Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. They can teach one-on-one or in a group setting. Some Teachers specialize in only one instrument, while others instruct pupils in a range of different instruments.

Salary: $30,000-$71,181

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College, Conservatory, or University Music Teacher

Alternate Titles: Music Teacher, Lecturer, Instructor, Professor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor

Job Description: Educates students in music theory, history, composition, performance or music business studies at an institute of higher education.

Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

Become a College, Conservatory, or University Music Teacher

Musicologist

Musicologist

Alternate Titles: Professor of Musicology

Job Description: Musicologists study music in a historical, critical, or scientific context. The majority of Musicologists are employed by institutes of higher education, where they conduct research, publish papers, and teach college-level classes.

Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

Become a Musicologist

Private Instrument Teacher

Private Instrument Teacher

Alternate Titles: Studio Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Instrument Teacher

Job Description: Instructs and teaches students how to play a specific instrument in a one-on-one or small group setting.

Salary: $30 to $120/hour

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Music Supervisor

District Supervisor of Music

Alternate Titles: Music Administrator

Job Description: Coordinates curriculum and activities of musical teaching staff.

Salary: $25,000 to $56,000+

Become a District Supervisor of Music

music librarian

Music Librarian

Alternate Titles: Librarian

Job Description: Music Librarians answer reference questions, interact with the public, process donations, and help catalogue and sometime digitize collections.

Salary: $40,000+

Become a Music Librarian

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