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)”
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?”
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”
Being a musician is amazing. But it can also get expensive. As the holidays approach and your wish list grows, consider this gift guide for musicians.
And if you’re not a musician, consider getting one or more of these things for the musician in your life. You might just save them some hassle and stress. Continue reading “Gift Guide for Musicians (2019)”
Music is awesome. There’s tons of music out there, especially for an instrument like the flute. But a lot of that music requires you to play with a pianist.
Sure, you can play music by yourself. But playing with others allows you to hear and feel the entire piece. Continue reading “How to Play with a Pianist”