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Working as a Vocal Music Instructor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a vocal music instructor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.82 an hour? That's $32,905 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 155,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Vocal Music Instructor Do

There are certain skills that many vocal music instructors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed speaking skills, writing skills and critical-thinking skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a vocal music instructor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 13.5% of vocal music instructors included basic music theory, while 8.7% of resumes included music curriculum, and 8.7% of resumes included vocal music. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the vocal music instructor job title. But what industry to start with? Most vocal music instructors actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become a Vocal Music Instructor

If you're interested in becoming a vocal music instructor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 54.1% of vocal music instructors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 21.6% of vocal music instructors have master's degrees. Even though most vocal music instructors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a vocal music instructor. When we researched the most common majors for a vocal music instructor, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on vocal music instructor resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a vocal music instructor. In fact, many vocal music instructor jobs require experience in a role such as music teacher. Meanwhile, many vocal music instructors also have previous career experience in roles such as instructor or substitute teacher.

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Average Salary$32,905
Job Growth Rate11%

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Average Salary for a Vocal Music Instructor

Vocal Music Instructors in America make an average salary of $32,905 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $47,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $23,000 per year.
Average Salary
$32,905

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Vocal Music Instructor
Vocal Music Instructor
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
08/01/2019
08/01/2019
$46,66608/01/2019
$46,666
Vocal Music Instructor
Vocal Music Instructor
School of Rock
School of Rock
06/11/2019
06/11/2019
$41,74006/11/2019
$41,740
Vocal Music Instructor
Vocal Music Instructor
Hayward Unified School District
Hayward Unified School District
06/09/2019
06/09/2019
$65,65006/09/2019
$65,650
Vocal Music Instructor
Vocal Music Instructor
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
06/05/2019
06/05/2019
$46,66606/05/2019
$46,666
Vocal Instructor
Vocal Instructor
International Institute of Arts
International Institute of Arts
05/17/2018
05/17/2018
$28,65705/17/2018
$28,657

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Vocal Music Instructor Demographics

Gender

female

62.4 %

male

33.5 %

unknown

4.1 %

Ethnicity

White

71.0 %

Asian

9.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

9.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.7 %

German

16.7 %

French

16.7 %
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Vocal Music Instructor Education

Degrees

Bachelors

54.1 %

Masters

21.6 %

Associate

6.9 %

Top Colleges for Vocal Music Instructors

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

3. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

4. Duke University

Durham, NC

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

5. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105

6. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

7. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

8. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

9. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

10. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548
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Top Skills For a Vocal Music Instructor

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 13.5% of vocal music instructors listed basic music theory on their resume, but soft skills such as speaking skills and writing skills are important as well.

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Top Vocal Music Instructor Employers

1. School Of Rock
3.1
Avg. Salary: 
$40,753
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
17+
2. Guitar Center
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$47,500
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
6+
3. Central Christian College of the Bible
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$48,597
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
5+
4. International Institute
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$44,704
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
4+
5. Musicians Institute
3.5
Avg. Salary: 
$48,786
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
3+
6. Birdville School District Transportation
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$38,584
Vocal Music Instructors Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020