To become a music teacher you have to decide that teaching music is right for you. You need to have a good knowledge of a range of music. The ability to play an instrument, sing, self motivation, organization, patience, and an encouraging attitude. Get experience in music and music instruction. Go to band camp and become an instructor to gain more experience. Become a student teacher. Put all this on future resumes. Get a bachelor’s degree in music education. Earn a master’s degree in music. At some schools a masters degree is required. Choose the type of school you want to work in, either private or public. Private schools give you more freedom. Pick the age of students you want to work with. Then you just need to find a music teaching job.