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29 Ways to Know You're a Music Teacher

1. You know you’re a music teacher if it’s totally normal
to play Christmas music in October.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. You know you’re a music teacher if you more often find yourself
humming Yankee Doodle than Taylor Swift.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. You know you’re a music teacher if you have to explain to everyone
that yes, this is your real job.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. You know you’re a music teacher if you find yourself trying to
correct bad television performances.
(out-of-tune national anthem broadcasts, anyone?)

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. You know you’re a music teacher if your favorite stores
are Staples and the local music shop.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. You know you’re a music teacher if your internet browser homepage is IMSLP.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

7. You know you’re a music teacher if you have 

an instrument repair technician on speed dial.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. You know you’re a music teacher if you can tell stories
about students and almost any kind of “bodily function”…

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. You know you’re a music teacher if everybody you meet tells you,
“I regret quitting music lessons.”

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. You know you’re a music teacher if you own multiple
items of clothing with music notation all over them.
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. You know you’re a music teacher if a student has hugged you
after they started to cry.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. You know you’re a music teacher if your holiday bonus comes
in the form of chocolate, coffee mugs, and gift cards.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. You know you’re a music teacher if you feel absolutely no shame
about jumping around or making funny noises in front of just about anyone.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. You know you’re a music teacher if playing with toys is a just
a normal part of your work day.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. You know you’re a music teacher if you can tell a student
hasn’t practiced before he/she even begins to play.