Profession music teacher

Music teachers instruct students in various musical genres and expression forms, such as classical, jazz, folk, pop, blues, rock, electronic etc. in a recreational context. They provide students with an overview of music history and repertoire, but primarily utilise a practice-based approach in their courses. In these courses, they assist students to experiment with different styles and techniques, in the musical instrument of their choice while encouraging them to develop their own style. They cast, direct, and produce musical performances, and coordinate the technical production.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Musical theory

    The body of interrelated concepts that constitutes the theoretical background of music.

  • Musical genres

    Different musical styles and genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, rock, or indie.

  • Musical notation

    The systems used to visually represent music through the use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.

Skills

  • Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts

    Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Demonstrate a technical foundation in musical instruments

    Demonstrate an appropriate foundation on the technical workings and terminology of musical instruments such as voice, piano, guitar, and percussion.

  • Provide lesson materials

    Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Teach music principles

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of music, whether recreationally, as part of their general education, or with the aim of assisting them in pursuing a future career in this field. Offer corrections while instructing them in courses such as the history of music, reading music scores, and playing a musical instrument (including voice) of specialisation.

  • Develop a coaching style

    Develop a style for coaching individuals or groups that ensures all participants are at ease, and are able to acquire the necessary skills and competences provided in the coaching in a positive and productive manner.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Bring out performers’ artistic potential

    Encourage performers' initiative and encourage them to observe and listen to one another. Create a context for exploration, improvisation, phrasing permutations, phrasing demonstrations, deconstruction of the material, use of tools and props.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

    Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Play musical instruments

    Manipulate purpose-built or improvised instruments to produce musical sounds.

  • Consult students on learning content

    Take students' opinions and preferences into consideration when determining learning content.

Optional knowledge and skills

organise musical events music literature develop artistic project budgets curriculum objectives balance participants' personal needs with group needs history of musical instruments facilitate teamwork between students movement techniques maintain musical instruments develop curriculum keep personal administration transpose music orchestrate music improvise music supervise music groups assist students with equipment vocal techniques develop educational activities assessment processes teamwork principles coordinate artistic production learning difficulties breathing techniques perform exercises for artistic performance manage resources for educational purposes perform classroom management define artistic approach develop professional network