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    By FT

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    Okay, first of all, I want to congratulate you because you are not completely lost! It sounds like you have narrowed your interests down to the arts, and mainly music. You like kids, but aren't sure about a classroom setting... am I right? What I would do first is observe in a classroom of the age you think you might be interested in, for an ENTIRE day. I can't stress that enough, an hour or two doesn't cut it. Arrive when the teachers arrive, and leave about 30 minutes after the students leave. You will get a real-life perspective on the life of a teacher. I did this, and fell in love with the profession, however, one of my friends did the same, and renounced her goal to be a teacher! It's not a bad thing, it's good--- you don't want to go into any programs that you won't be using later. If you realize that you just do not like the idea of having your own class, or several classes throughout the day, you might consider looking for a position where you can "visit" classes throughout the district or area. Find a profession, or a knowledgable person who can direct you to positions such as these in your area. You might be surprised with what you find! Whatever you do, make sure you are passionate about it. Search for what you want, and when you find it, don't let it slip through your fingers! Good luck! Hope this helped!

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