If you’re new to the industry and looking to pursue a career in music then you might want to consider a mentor. This isn’t the same as a manager, for more information on a manager’s role head over to our blog. A mentor is someone you can either hire or if you have a relationship with someone within the industry you may be able to ask them for some help. They will essentially give you advice and will past their knowledge and experience onto you in order to give you a head start.
If you are willing to spend the money to hire a mentor then it’s important you choose someone who can genuinely help you advance in your career. This means you will need to hire a mentor who has experience working within your chosen genre and for your age range. To be able to get to where you want to be a mentor will need to know the right people, places and techniques, there’s no use hiring a mentor who specialises in country music if you’re a pop artist as they will not have the right knowledge of yDecember 28, 2018
After going through the pros and cons of working for a studio we wanted discuss working independently and why it may or may not be the best option for you. To put it simply if you’re teaching independently you’re basically running your own business, every part of the job is your responsibility which can be both a pro and a con. This is one of many reasons why teaching independently may or may not be the right path but we will go over the rest in the hope it will help you with your decision.
Starting with the slightly more negative aspects of the job, as everything is under your control you will have to handle it all from paperwork to acquiring students. When you are working as part of a studio they will take care of all documentation allowing you to focus on your students however being boss will mean you have to dedicate some of your time to bookkeeping, organising paperwork as well as handling all of your expenses.
You will be in charge of creating schedules, classrDecember 19, 2018
We’ve spoken a lot about the different job roles within the industry, one of which being a music teacher/mentor. For many teaching music is a great way to earn more money on the side whilst pursing their music and for others it’s their dream role. Teaching is also one of the more flexible roles within the industry whilst typically being able to provide quite a stable wage, which is very desirable for freelance musicians.
Teaching can be done both independently and for a company, both have their pro’s and con’s but before going into why you may or may not want to work independently we are going to go through the positives and negatives of working within a company.
Starting with the cons an obvious restriction when working as part of a company is lack of flexibility, as mentioned before teaching can very much be a flexible profession however when employed by someone this isn’t always the case. Studios will likely have a schedule as well as other policies, with this youDecember 18, 2018
For many pursing music as a full time career isn’t an option, most can’t afford to quit their 9-5 jobs and work for free until money starts coming in for their music career. But with a full time job it can be hard to find time to dedicate to your music, and it can quickly become very consuming. Something to consider would be a part time role, not everyone can afford to cut their monthly earnings in half but for some it can be done.
If you’re willing to go part time in order to focus on your music there are a few different jobs you can do, some that will even benefit your music career. If you’re looking to switch roles try and take this opportunity to look for a job within the industry, something that will teach you skills and give you experience within an industry you hope to be a part of in the future.
Something we’ve mentioned before is a teacher or tutor, it’s a popular route to go down for musicians and gives you the chance to continue to learn and practice whilsAugust 27, 2018
When hoping to have a career in music and music teacher is not always at the top of everyone’s list, but it’s a great way to express your love of music whilst teaching others. The music industry can be unpredictable and hard to crack, and many find themselves going into education as a last resort but it may be worth thinking about it as an option as teaching has some amazing benefits.
Something that the music industry doesn’t always give back is stability, as a performer, producer or any other type of position in the centre of the music business a regular paying role is hard to come by unless you’re well known. Music education may not be a high status role to that of a music manager or artist but it does bring in a regular pay.
Education may seem like a restricted career to purse but there are so many different types of teaching a musician can do from private teaching, school teaching, and lecturing in a university on music theory, music history and more. A common chAugust 02, 2018