Why I Will Be A Music Teacher
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Why I Will Be A Music Teacher

It isn't about the money. It is about changing the lives of children through music.

Why I Will Be A Music Teacher
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Recently, I met with my advisor to discuss my college program plan. At our meeting, I discovered that I have to take 18 credit hours plus two summer semesters in order to graduate. It turns out that music education is considered the busiest undergrad degree due to the abundance of classes that we must take. This is the minimum that we have to do. A music education major is so time-consuming that very few actually graduate with this degree. Some do not understand why we spend so much time on a degree that seems to be unsuccessful. Truth is, this may be the busiest and craziest career path, but it is also the most rewarding. I won't only be a teacher, but I will be a music teacher.

I will be a music teacher because I love to conduct. Perhaps this seems obvious, but if you hate conducting then you probably should not be a music teacher. I do not have much experience in conducting, but I have enjoyed it so far. I am in beginning conducting this semester, and conducting is an enjoyment of mine. In fact, once we began conducting with batons, I became so excited.I get excited over the little things, and I believe that represents that I am choosing the right career.

I will be a music teacher because music is my calling. It is a gift that the Lord has given me, and I know that I should share this gift to others. I love music. I am constantly analyzing the musicality in everything. I love to sing, and I know that singing has changed my life in many ways. It has improved my life, and it would be a sin to refrain from sharing this gift to the next generation. Music has made me a better person. I want to improve the lives of others by sharing my gift with them. Music is my purpose in life.

In addition to music, children are also my calling in life. I have such a heart for the new generation. They desperately need guidance and desire to have someone to be their mentor. Specifically, I know that teenagers need me to guide and teach them. I believe that music speaks a message that simple words cannot express, and this really helps children have a voice and grow. If I teach music, I know that I will influence the children's' lives in several ways.

I will be a music teacher to ignite the fire. I have a passion and a love, and my students need that passion. I want to plant seeds in children that help them thrive and grow in their life. This seed will be music. I know that music and my teaching will stick with them for the rest of their lives. I see so much potential and passion in the lives of this generation, and it is my job to help them bring their potential to life. I now that they will be the ones to change the world, and I get to encourage them to do so. As a music teacher, I get to use music and encouragement to change their worlds, and they will use what I teach them to change the entire world!

I will be a music teacher to be virtuous. I know that teaching is probably the most rewarding career, but the sad reality is that I will probably have several students in my class that come from difficult home lives. I know that by being a loving and encouraging teacher, I will be a good influence on students. There is a good chance that I may be the only source of love and kindness that these students may receive. Every child deserves positivity in live and I will be a source of that.

I am not choosing this path for the money or job security. In all honestly, the money does not matter to me. I know that God will provide because I am meant to lead teenagers through music. My purpose in life is not to be a millionaire or anything. My purpose is to change the world.

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