Being a music teacher

Understanding the key elements of a successful class when you teach a musical instrument.
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You will be able to experiment a positive change in your daily teaching
You will be able to improve your classes according to your students needs.
Learn about important theories like Howard Gardner´s Multiple Intelligences.
Know some important tips to develop a good teacher student relationship, specially when you work with adults and teenagers.
Learn how to divide your class time when you teach kids.


  • This course is for any musician.
  • All you need to have is an open mind and will to improve your teaching!!
  • No special academic degree is required.


Being a music teacher can be difficult, specially when you don't have much experience. If you are about to start teaching any musical instrument, this course is for you.

You will get to know your students in order to make a good approach and develop your classes in a successful way. If you are currently teaching but you don't feel that is working, this course will help you too.

You will know what are the considerations if you want to join a music school or to develop your own private studio.

Join this course and get ideas to make your teaching a great experience.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is dedicated to all musicians that are currently teaching or planning to start teaching an instrument.
  • This course is not for not musicians.

Course content

6 sections18 lectures1h 23m total length
  • Welcome


University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.
Ilse Lozoya
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 3,621 Reviews
  • 72,838 Students
  • 80 Courses

Ilse Lozoya is a pianist and educator who has been creating online courses about music and  education on Udemy since 2016. She is deeply involved on creating online content with other artists and course developers as a co - instructor. 

Her courses are basically focused on:

- Piano

- Music Theory

- Ear Training

- Education

There are more than 46,000 students from 160 countries enrolled in more than 74 courses.

Ilse Lozoya has been a piano teacher for the last 22 years, her experience teaching young kids includes the Yamaha Program and  now she is a Certified Suzuki Piano Teacher

For the last 10 years she has been a higher education teacher in local music universities. Her academic degrees include:

Music Bachelor´s Degree  by Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

Master´s Degree in Education by Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

University Teaching 101 by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera

Liderazgo en gestión educativa estratégica a tráves del uso de la tecnología by Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Foundations of Teaching for Learning Specialization Program by Commonwealth Education Trust

Virtual Teacher Program Specialization by UCI Extension Continuing Education

Currently besides her daily academic activities as a private piano teacher,  she is developing  virtual piano courses in order to reach people who don´t have the opportunity to take regular piano lessons, she has a blog and she is preparing an E-book