9 reasons why a career in music is a huge life mistake
22 May 2020, 10:40 | Updated: 22 May 2020, 16:01
If you’re considering a career in music, here’s why you shouldn’t be considering a career in music. Ever.
1. Being a teacher will make you put money ahead of personal fulfilment
Look at how this teacher had no impact on the lives of her students.
2. The effort involved in practise never leads to satisfaction
No satisfaction whatsoever.
3. The music’s not even that good anyway
Except for when it’s world-stop-turningly amazing:
4. Composers are a stuffy bunch
No sense of humour, clearly.
5. You will lose the love of what you do
Please tell that to 96-year-old concert pianist Menahem Pressler.
Happy 96th Birthday to Menahem Pressler, one of the greatest and most sincere musicians ever. pic.twitter.com/N9RnsM1oMg— Daniel Hope (@HopeViolin) December 17, 2019
6. Once you become a professional, it’s work work work
That's exactly why Lang Lang has no time for your frivolous ideas.
7. Classical music is especially serious, and literally no fun
Alondra De La Parra does not enjoy her job.
8. Nobody will remember you when you’re gone
Look at the poor unadorned grave of Bach: chart-topper, Baroque master, universal influencer. No-one likes him any more.
9. If things go bad, no one will be there to help you
For any self-employed person, particularly artists, disruptions are especially difficult. But this group of loving creatives have organised Artist Relief Tree to help their colleagues during the cancelled work of the COVID-19 pandemic.