How to become a
While being talented is the most important factor in establishing yourself as a professional musician, it’ll only get you so far. Making money doing what you love requires practice, dedication, networking, and some business savvy.
The job of a musician is straightforward: Play music. Musicians perform solo in bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, and opera companies—often a mix of these—in front of audiences or while producing recordings. They can play in bars, lounges, concert halls, various
So you can play an instrument or two—perhaps more if you’re especially talented—and want to make money doing it. It’s not easy, but it’s possible. Here’s how to get started. Play an instrument well Your skills have to be way