10 Famous Musicians Who Started Their Careers as Teachers

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Did you know that Peaches, Sting and Cheryl Crow all spent time keeping classrooms under control before they started playing music in front of adoring audiences? Screaming kids or screaming fans? No wonder they decided on a career change.

As these and seven other music stars show, the energy required to teach children “can also be turned to more artistic pursuits, not to mention fame and fortune.” Some relatively recent pop history for you here: check out this article on 10 Famous Musicians Who Started Their Careers as Teachers.

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