Music is a subject that is different than any other subject a child takes at school, therefore the class is much different and so is the teacher.
If music is given in the right way it will help the students with math, science, and even languages, but if given in a wrong way it will drift students away from humanity and they will become machines with no sensitivity or morals.
The music teacher should be good in math, has some knowledge in physics, languages, and history. Sure enough these are only an addition to his very good knowledge and complete comfort in his field; music.
Characteristics of a good music teacher:
The teacher should be fully capable of leaving his/her problems outside the door, when around students always be happy and energetic, music is fun!
A music teacher should keep up with all the important events in the world in sports, politics, arts, literature, and even in architecture and medicine; he should always update his information and learn how to read a newspaper.
A music teacher should be able to deal with math and physics with relaxation within the aspects that are related to music (adding, subtracting..etc. and temperature, water...etc.)
When noticing one of the students having a problem in behavior or is not happy, the music teacher should try to communicate with this student, music is a living art and so are musicians, do not put a block between you and your students.
Good morning, good afternoon, thank you, please, and good bye; are all words a music teacher should use with students and stress they use them with each other.
Being able to talk about any musical period in history is a must, do not try to say anything you are not sure, transferring wrong information is more dangerous that not giving any.
Make sure your students move, talk, and “play” in your class, it’s a fun class do not ruin it.
These are all things I’ve learnt and I’ve been using most of them, thanks to my teacher who is now my boss our students are the best in the school educationally and disciplinary, and are often recognized all over the kingdom.