Even though Youtube has made it easier to learn an instrument, people everywhere still crave learning from a real teacher. If you know an instrument, even to an intermediate level, you can pay a few more bills each month with teaching music lessons. You really only need to know a bit more than the people you are teaching. So if you can strum a few songs on a ukulele, you can teach!
Improve other’s abilities
Many music learners just want to learn simple chords to play, or a song or two. They may have a hard time self-teaching, and that’s where you come in. With your skill, you can enrich their life while making some extra money on the side. If you have the extra talent, you could also apply to teach music in the classroom. Schools are always looking for affordable ways to provide arts curriculum to students, and an independent teacher can fulfill their needs. That’s what hustling is all about, and why we wrote our Side Hustle Master List.
You don’t need to have a degree in music to teach lessons, but there are some things that are useful to have. These include the quality of patience, a level of skill on your instrument, the desire to help others, and the ability to use time outside of lessons to plan what you will teach. When you start out, it’s a good idea to decide if you want to teach children, adults, seniors or all of the above (children can sometimes be hard to teach, but they are often the most fun). Check out the links below for some more ideas on teaching music.
- New to teaching private lessons? Here are 12 pieces of advice from the pros
- How to become a music teacher and start teaching lessons
- 9 tips for starting your own music teaching studio
- Make serious money teaching private music lessons
- How to teach music lessons from home