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Careers advice

Are you considering a career in music? Going to a music college?

Paul Ooi of Knaphill writes : "Find your voice and pursue it relentlessly."

David Pennant writes :

Talk to people who have tried it, as making a living from music is not easy. I read music at university and wanted to be a composer, but nobody performed anything I wrote, so I became a classroom music teacher instead. One class of twelve year olds contained a Grade eight pianist and also uninterested tone-deaf boys. No fun! I decided after seven years of it that indivuiual tuition was they way for young people to learn music. However, it was good fun putting on musicals in schools. After a time working for the Church of England as a curate, I returned to music and have since taught piano at home and in a secondary school, which has been fun and fulfilling. I now also compose piano music, even though it remains unplayed, as someone might try it out one day. Perseverance is the thing.

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