Voice Teacher (Female, Age 29) in Chicago, IL

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleVoice Teacher
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationChicago, IL
Years Experience5 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I am self employed

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach voice, advertise, act as CEO, CFO, marketing person, and actual teacher.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work one on one with my students. I enjoy it alot. We get alot done.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 6
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 8
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 4
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Because I work for myself, I advertised

What was the application process?
none for me.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no, I own my own company

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
None, just experience as a professional musician

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, I have a degree in performance and one in pedagogy

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Must attend music school and have credentials in performance and as a private teacher.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They must be able to actually sing WELL, and also have personable and teaching skills. They must know the techniqal aspects of the voice so they can relay it to others in many different ways.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
take a business class, which is not offered in music schools today.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?

What are your current career goals?
keep teaching.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Its a tough career, but very rewarding.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Prior Job 1cantor3 years60/hourcantor in church
Prior Job 2private teacher3 years40/hiourprivate voice teacher

Educational background

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High School GPA:4

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