Careers

Instrumental Teacher

An instrumental teacher works within the music education sector. This can be within formal educational settings such as schools or privately in studios or from home.

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Also known as:

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Skill Level:

Graduate / Professional

What does an Instrumental Teacher do?

An instrumental teacher works within the music education sector. This can be within formal educational settings such as schools or privately in studios or from home.

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What’s an Instrumental Teacher good at?

Instrumental teachers are good at motivating students to learn instruments, guiding them through their levels of learning, managing classroom situations or 1-1’s and creating fun and engaging curriculum for their students.

Tools of the trade:

  • Being an inspirational and motivational teacher
  • Being musically competent and knowledgeable about the instrument or subject you are teaching
  • High level of teamwork
  • High level of understanding and compassion
  • Being able to work with children and young people
  • Work on a one to one basis and with small and large groups of children
  • Being able to manage challenging behaviour
  • Be self-motivated, adaptable, reliable and efficient
  • Good time keeping and work ethic

Who does an Instrumental Teacher work with?

They work within formal educational settings such as schools, music services and FE and HE institutions.

They work privately and engage with students and their parents

How do I become an Instrumental Teacher?

A high level of dedication and competency as a musician through years of practise and study
Specialising in music education specific qualifications

Engaging in Continual Professional Development (CPD)

Is the role a skills shortage?

No

For further information about being a musician please go to www.musiciansunion.org.uk