by Rachel Wadler
A music teacher instructs students or classes in general music, choral or voice, instrumental music, or a combination of these specialties
$26,000 a year
training level and responsibility
Becoming a music teacher in a public school requires a bachelor’s degree in music education and a completed teacher training program. A state board of education teaching license in the specialty is necessary as well. There are no specific education or licensing requirements for private music teachers; career success will depend on combined experience and skill in the chosen musical specialty.
The overall outlook for music teacher jobs is good through 2018. Job opportunities will vary greatly depending on locale.