Music Teacher

Develop students' interest in and appreciation of music through teaching theory, history and practical skills in a classroom setting at either primary or secondary level or through one-on-one tuition.

Music Teacher

Music Teacher

Roles and responsibilities

To qualify as a music teacher:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a major in Music Studies as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete a postgraduate Master of Teaching to qualify as a music teacher.


Music teachers work in a variety of settings from pre-primary right through to university. The duties of a music teacher vary greatly depending on the chosen speciality and employment setting, whether that be group music classes/rehearsals in a public or private primary or secondary schools, one-on-one instrumental or vocal tuition/coaching through a school, instrumental service, university or conservatorium. Music teachers may also run a private studio or work as part of a privately run music business.

To qualify as a music teacher:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a major in Music Studies as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete a postgraduate Master of Teaching to qualify as a music teacher.


Music teachers work in a variety of settings from pre-primary right through to university. The duties of a music teacher vary greatly depending on the chosen speciality and employment setting, whether that be group music classes/rehearsals in a public or private primary or secondary schools, one-on-one instrumental or vocal tuition/coaching through a school, instrumental service, university or conservatorium. Music teachers may also run a private studio or work as part of a privately run music business.
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Music Teacher

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