I might ruffle a couple feathers on this one, but I’m SUPER passionate about this. I don’t think performers should be teachers. If you’ve ever had a music educator that was only in it for the money you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Fake teachers aren’t any good for anyone. Music education should be taken seriously, musicians that are teaching need to be doing it for real, a student needs a real teacher. If we’re going to be teachers we’ve got to be the REAL THING. REAL music educators dig into their craft just like real performers do. I’m sharing my quick thoughts on why performers shouldn’t be teachers, and what a REAL Music Educator does.