Teacher (arts)

 1 March 2011

Arts teachers educate people taking part in performing, visual and literary arts. Coaches, tutors and teachers motivate people and help them achieve their goals. They help people learn the skills they need to perform to the best of their ability in a specific area. They also advise performers and artists on how to further improve their performance or art.

Teachers working with performers have to ensure that they are in peak condition for their performance. This can sometimes involve working with nutritionists and physiotherapists. They may use video and computerised technology to analyse strengths and weaknesses in a performer. They may also look after administration, transport and accommodation for an individual. This allows the performer to concentrate completely on their role.

In amateur arts teachers may have people of different abilities in a group. Their role is then to ensure that everyone can participate and improve. Teachers have to nurture young talent and develop understanding of their art form. They also have to provide constant inspiration and encouragement for their students.

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