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Michael, Ukulele Teacher
United Kingdom, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Bachelor, Arts
Yearly salary (€)
25000-35000
In profession since
2002
Weekly hours
30-35

Could you describe your job in short?

I am a self-employed ukulele tutor. My main responsibility is to provide quality music tuition to a wide variety or people of all ages and abilities. I also perform as an entertainer and lecturer.

What do you do on average work day?

My days vary very much depending on where I am teaching, be at home on Skype, at college in front of a class or performing in front of an audience. Yesterday for example I spent a couple of hours preparing lessons and answering emails and phone queries. After a bit of admin after lunch I taught a variety of individuals for five or six hours. In the evening I taught a group in a local pub until 10pm. Sometimes my days can be very long but very rewarding and fun.

What do you love about your job?

I love teaching music, which is my greatest passion in life. I genuinely love my job. I enjoy the freedom of being my own boss and setting my work levels.

What are the worst parts of your job?

I can have weeks where I work 40-50 hours and others where I work 20. You can never guarantee a long term income.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Communication Creativity Patience People-orientedness Time management

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Adobe PhotoShop Skype MS Office Email Google Drive

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

I feel like I improve as a teacher every day. Nothing beats gaining as much experience as possible and treating every day as a learning opportunity.

If your job differed from your initial expectations, what were your expectations and how did your job differ from them?

There is a lot of administration, accounting and preparation work involved.

What does your work week include?

2.0h

Meetings / Group work

7.0h

Emails

30.0h

Independent work

7.0h

Breaks

12.0h

Travel

4.0h

Events