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#166 - 04/01/2002 20:23 PM Music teacher - starting over
Steely Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/01/2002
Loc: Boston, Ma
Hello all...

I'm hoping to get others advice, thoughts, and insight on becoming a music teacher.

For the past 3 years or so I have been a programmer until I was layed off late last year. I am also a guitarist with a passion for music and play out about once a month or so in a rock band format. I've since come to the idea of going back to school for a 2nd bachelor degree...my first being a BS in Busniess Administration. Now I am considering getting a BA in music on a track for teacher certification at umass boston. Are there any music teachers out there that can give any ideas as to what can make this a smooth transition? I am 26, love children, enjoyed the few private lessons I've given...and think this is a career that would make me much happy than in the techinal business world. Thanks for any info!

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#167 - 04/05/2002 10:32 AM Re: Music teacher - starting over
Anonymous
Unregistered

You might want to check out the National Association for Music Education:
http://www.menc.org/networks/collegiate/college.htm
There are specific resources and an open forum for students.

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#168 - 01/24/2003 19:12 PM Re: Music teacher - starting over
Carrie38 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/24/2003
Hi there. I am new to this board and have been reading many posts. I am inspired by them all. To Biggie, I would like to say that maybe you aren't ready for college just yet. Maybe you should give it a few years. You are still young and it sounds like you have a lot of anxiety to deal with. Many people go to college at a later age. Or try vocational training - short-term. For me, I prefer to try short-term goals first. Then I work my way up.

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#169 - 01/24/2003 19:15 PM Re: Music teacher - starting over
Carrie38 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/24/2003
Hi Steely,

I am a private music teacher and I know what you mean about it being very rewarding. I have tried classroom teaching before, at age 23, but I had a hard time. You might want to try volunteering with large groups of kids first.

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#170 - 02/21/2003 08:07 AM Re: Music teacher - starting over
Anonymous
Unregistered

I am interested in returning to college as a music educator. I have been out of school 25 years I really would like to go back, but i am afraid?

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