If you have always had a passion for music then there are many careers and hobbies you can get into. It isn’t just always about playing an instrument, there are plenty of other ideas out there. It is all about finding the right one for you and once you have that enjoyment then you will never want to let it go. Check out the list below for all your music-loving hobbies.
Learn an Instrument
The first one here is learning to play an instrument. You might think you have missed your chance as a lot of people learn instruments as a child. You are never too old to learn guitar or even something new. Remember the saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, you most certainly can. Whatever instrument you want to learn, you will always learn best with a fantastic instructor. You can always find instructors online, just search for the instrument you want to learn. For example, if you want to learn guitar then search guitar lessons and you will be amazed by how many come up.
Another hobby you could get involved with is tutoring others in your chosen instruments. You could play multiple instruments which would make a great steady income for you on the side. The best way to get involved with this is to advertise your services online. If you are wanting to build up a client base then try not to set your fees too high. Make sure you also specify your experience and years of practicing your chosen instruments. There will always be people wanting to learn instruments.
If you find yourself having a way with words rather than playing instruments then how about songwriting. A lot of people struggle to find the words to put into a song and rely heavily on songwriters to create their masterpieces. If you have a flair for writing then you could get on a website and advertise yourself. You will need an ad that stands out and explain how you love putting pen to paper and creating amazing songs. You might even find yourself being headhunted by famous singers and bands.
Next, if you love all things related to music then how about you get a job or volunteer in a music shop. If this is something you want to get into but lack the experience then volunteering will help you build up this experience. People often look for people with passion when they are hiring individuals, if you show your passion for music you will get a job in no time at all. You will learn and help people in the music industry as you go along.
Start a Band
Finally, if you want to have some fun with music then you are never too old to join or even start a band. If you have some friends who are also passionate about music then talk seriously about doing gigs and find somewhere to practice. if you are rehearsing in your own place or garage then you might want to look into investing in some sound-proofing.
Craig Smith is a professional Guitarist, Teacher, and Writer living in Sanford, Florida. Craig has taught guitar lessons, performed 200+ gigs per year for nearly 30 years, and published 4 guitar instructional books. When he’s not gigging or writing, you may find him by the pool with his wife Celeste, 4 Chihuahuas, and a drink. 🎸