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Musicians entertain by playing one or more musical instruments.


  • studies and rehearses repertoire and musical scores prior to performances
  • plays music in recitals, as an accompanist, or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group, from score and by memory
  • performs music and songs according to interpretation, direction and style of presentation, using highly developed aural skills to reproduce music.


  • stressful.

To become a Musician

  • You need a high level of skill in your chosen musical instrument to work as a Musician. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in music may be useful.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Guitar

  • Music

  • Singing

  • Typing

  • Piano

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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