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Singing Teacher

Singing teachers demonstrate and teach pupils singing techniques, music theory and music appreciation skills.

  • Entry-level education

    Bachelor’s degree

  • Job outlook

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What does a Singing Teacher do?

Singing teachers demonstrate and teach pupils singing techniques, music theory and music appreciation skills.

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Work activities

As a singing teacher, you would:

  • plan individual and group lessons
  • teach breathing exercises and vocal technicues
  • instruct in melody, harmony and improvisation
  • train pupils for auditions or roles
  • assist students to get ready for exams
  • continue practising your own skills
  • plan and organise performances for individuals or groups.
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Key skills and interests

To become a singing teacher, you would need:

  • excellent vocal skills
  • excellent theoretical music skills
  • a passion for teaching singing
  • communication skills
  • patience
  • confidence.
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Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

Most singing teachers are self-employed. As a singing teacher, you would usually work to suit the needs of your pupils. This would likely include daytime, evening and perhaps weekend work.

Conditions

You might work from home, or spend time at lessons in schools, halls, community centres or other venues.

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How to become an Singing Teacher?

Entry Level Education

Singing teachers generally have many years’ singing experience.

As well as singing ability, most singing teachers need a minimum of a bachelor's degree, with preference given to those with a degree in music or performing arts. A singing teacher may also be required to continue professional development to maintain an understanding of current singing trends and techniques.

Singing teachers need appropriate qualifications to teach in secondary schools or tertiary institutions.

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Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment opportunities for singing teachers are expected to remain neutral.

Opportunities for private music teachers depend on the ability of students to pay fees and on the teacher's ability to promote their own services.

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