Music is a competitive industry, and it can be impossible to make a living from performing alone. Many performers also need to teach music, and some musicians want to teach. If you want to be a musician, you should consider learning to teach music lessons.
Teaching music allows you to pursue the industry more, and you don’t have to worry about getting a ton of small performing gigs. Being able to teach music lessons can help you create a successful music career. There’s no reason not to at least consider it. Continue reading “How to Teach Music Lessons (for New Teachers)”
If you want to include a blog on your website, you need a way to come up with blog ideas. Not only will that help you decide how to focus your entire blog, but it can also help you brainstorm for specific posts.
Some of the best ideas come from the questions you always hear, while others might take some research to validate. However, you can come up with ideas easily if you let yourself. Continue reading “How to Brainstorm Blog Ideas”
Many musicians play multiple instruments, so it makes sense to teach a second instrument. If you’re one of those multi-instrumentalists, you can use your skills on two or more of them as both a performer and teacher.
There are many reasons why you should consider teaching a second instrument. However, it might sound scary to teach a second instrument that you don’t know as well. So, should you teach more than your primary instrument? Continue reading “Should You Teach a Second Instrument?”
As you dive into the world of blogging, you will come across many terms that you’ve probably never heard before, like SEO. But what is SEO exactly?
SEO stands for search engine optimization, which can be hard to explain. Using SEO practices can help your blog posts rank better in search results, which can get you more page views and eventually more customers or clients. Continue reading “Blogging for Musicians: What Is SEO?”
Whether you major in music in college or not, it can be helpful to play piano. Music majors need to learn the instrument as part of their degree, but playing piano can help amateur flutists and musicians, too.
If you want to play piano, either as a first or second instrument, you should. And unless you major in music, you don’t have to play piano if you don’t want to. Even music majors can get away with playing piano enough to pass their piano requirements. Continue reading “Why Play Piano as a Second Instrument”