You'll need a relevant music degree and postgraduate qualification to be a music teacher in a music college or conservatoire.
As a primary school teacher, you would be trained to teach all subjects, and develop a subject specialism in music. At secondary level, you may get the opportunity to teach music as a single subject or combine it with another subject.
You'll need a postgraduate qualification or a recognised profile as a professional performer, with teaching experience, to be a lecturer in a university.
When you apply for a course, you'll usually attend an audition, and many institutions will expect you to have at least Grade 6 on a main instrument.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above and 2 A levels including music
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study