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    I've never really been lucky in finding a standard Saturday job, like in retail and stuff...
    People have always been like "hey maybe you could be a piano teacher" but i've always laughed it off
    But this morning i suddenly thought it might be a good idea

    I'm 18, am doing A Level Music and hopefully am gonna do Grade 8 piano in the summer (Y)
    So i thought that maybe it'd be good to teach on Saturday mornings and stuff? Especially beginners?
    However, i'm not sure of ways to let people know/find students and stuff

    Any help would be much appreciated
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    You could advertise in gumtree. Maybe also at school/other schools in your area? Though they would probably expect you to have a teaching diploma.
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    (Original post by llys)
    You could advertise in gumtree. Maybe also at school/other schools in your area? Though they would probably expect you to have a teaching diploma.
    Yeah that's what i'm worried about, i'm not going on to do Music at Uni anymore...
    But my friend isn't either and she's teaching...

    Ahh i'll work something out (:
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    (Original post by xxxpenguinnnxxx)
    I've never really been lucky in finding a standard Saturday job, like in retail and stuff...
    People have always been like "hey maybe you could be a piano teacher" but i've always laughed it off
    But this morning i suddenly thought it might be a good idea

    I'm 18, am doing A Level Music and hopefully am gonna do Grade 8 piano in the summer (Y)
    So i thought that maybe it'd be good to teach on Saturday mornings and stuff? Especially beginners?
    However, i'm not sure of ways to let people know/find students and stuff

    Any help would be much appreciated
    I'm nearly 16, took my grade 8 piano a couple of years ago and am teaching now, have been for about a year. I have 2 beginners (well they were beginners when they started with me) and one older pupil who is preparing for her grade 2. I'm in a rush to get to school atm, so can't explain everything right now, if you PM me I'll get back to you later and be happy to tell you more about it it's a really rewarding job, I love doing it.
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    (Original post by xxxpenguinnnxxx)
    Yeah that's what i'm worried about, i'm not going on to do Music at Uni anymore...
    But my friend isn't either and she's teaching...

    Ahh i'll work something out (:
    You don't need to do music at uni to do a teaching diploma. These are the prerequisites for the ABRSM teaching diploma:
    Minimum age 18;
    ABRSM Grade 8 Practical in
    the instrument taught or
    a permitted substitution, and
    ABRSM Grade 6 Theory
    (1992 syllabus) or
    a permitted substitution
    http://www.abrsm.org/resources/profD...Syllabus07.pdf
    Maybe ask your teacher about it?

    (+You probably don't need one to teach; just possibly to teach at a school. Ask your friend?)
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    (Original post by llys)
    You don't need to do music at uni to do a teaching diploma. These are the prerequisites for the ABRSM teaching diploma:
    Minimum age 18;
    ABRSM Grade 8 Practical in
    the instrument taught or
    a permitted substitution, and
    ABRSM Grade 6 Theory
    (1992 syllabus) or
    a permitted substitution
    http://www.abrsm.org/resources/profD...Syllabus07.pdf
    Maybe ask your teacher about it?

    (+You probably don't need one to teach; just possibly to teach at a school. Ask your friend?)
    I will do so.
    Thanks for your help
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    You don't have to have any qualifications to teach music privately. If you wanted to teach as a fully time employed job then you'd need a diploma (either teaching or performance) and probably a music degree. Seeing as you basically want to be a self employed teacher then it's all good. Place adds in music shops (just ask them) and on the internet (gumtree is good) and see what comes in.
 
 
 
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