Music school can be the perfect environment for some to grow and learn. It can also be a complete waste of time for some. However, for those of us who are musically inclined, we don’t always tend to thrive in an environment that consists merely of four year degree programs rather than a creative learning experience.
In this blog post, I discuss three of the most important reasons why I advise going to music school:
It Is Not Just About The Music
Even though you will spend most of your day with an instrument in your hand, music isn’t all that you learn at music school. One of the most important things is the relationship you create within the community, and with other teachers and students.
The moment you step into a music school, you clearly understand that it is your job to get things done and no one else is going to do it for you. With that realization comes the sense of responsibility that you need to create a network and develop opportunities for yourself just like it is with anything else.
When you do it right, you graduate with a skill that has no boundaries and can help you develop a career in music.
The Best Way To Learn Is Immersion
You have heard a thousand people say it: if you want to learn Spanish, take Spanish lessons. The same is the case with music. Even though learning music part time can work, it wouldn’t help much if you are looking for a fulltime career.
Taking up music school is like moving to another planet where it is ok to eat, sleep and breathe music. Choose the right school and you will streamline the path to becoming the next generation of music influentials.
You Also Learn To Teach
The music industry becomes tougher and challenging every year. It is not just about playing and singing, someone needs to be there to teach as well. Going to music school equips you with the procedures, steps and everything you need to know to spread your knowledge of music.
To make the decision even easier, talk to people who have been to music school and those who have skipped it. It is a big decision that could help you transform your objectives as an aspiring musician into reality.
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