Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Have I Got What It Takes?

Many of you may be asking "have I got what it takes to be a Kindermusik educator?" Well... we have some information that may help you in determining whether this is a good fit for you. According to a study published in the AMTA's Journal of Music Therapy Spring 2008 Issue, music education majors were primarily female, studied a band instrument or voice most frequently, 53% attended university on scholarship with 3.0 to 4.0 GPAs. They took private music lessons growing up, participated in sol0 or ensembles, were members of church/community groups, and volunteered. The trend was basically the same with music therapy majors, with these few exceptions: they were primarily females, who studied voice most frequently, 60.3 % attended university on scholarship with 3.0 to 4.0 GPAs. They both have a service-minded outlook, which draws them to these professions.

Personality traits include: Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious, and imaginative. Able to do almost anything that interests them with a solution for any difficulty. Ready to help anyone with a problem. Often relies on their ability to improvise instead of prepare in advance. Can always find compelling reasons for whatever they want. Live their outer life more with intuition, inner more with feeling. Usually more extroverted.

If this sounds like you, and you have a passion for music and love for children, this is the single best career choice that you can make!