We surveyed 4,046 music teachers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Music teachers are artistic and social

Music teachers tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. They also tend to be social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a music teacher. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average music teacher break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of music teachers are social responsibility and openness

Music teachers score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average music teacher: