We surveyed 134 session musicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical session musician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a session musician?

Low

High

Working as a session musician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a session musician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a session musician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a session musician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a session musician.