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Music Teachers


Music teachers instruct people on how to sing, play musical instruments, and appreciate and enjoy the world of music. They teach private lessons and classes. They may work at home or in a studio, school, college, or conservatory. Many music teachers are also performing musicians. Music teachers make up a very small percentage of the more than 2.3 million elementary and secondary school teachers employed in the United States. There are approximately 92,930 college and university music, art, and drama professors in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Career Ladder
Music Program Director

Experienced Music Teacher

Music Teacher

Student Teacher