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Famous Music Artists Without Education: Is It Worth Years Of Studying?

 
     
  By Joanne Elliot  
     
 

In today’s job market, there are many professions where you can excel without any education, and music is one of them. It makes sense when you consider that humans have been producing music even before we had schools. However, to drive home the point, we’ll be going over 5 music artists that despite not having any formal education, are very famous.


Stars Who Didn't Receive Music Education

In almost all aspects of life, education can allow you to learn from experts in their fields, but with music, things are slightly different. Unless you’re looking to learn what it takes to be an acoustic engineer, you can probably skip the many years you would study in college and instead invest that time and money in honing your music talents. After all, these 5 famous music artists did just that:

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Keith Moon
  • Eric Clapton
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Noel Gallagher


Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall Hendrix, popularly known as Jimi Hendrix, was an American guitarist that was active between 1963 and 1970. Also, being a songwriter, there’s no doubt his writing skills were very good. His professional career wasn’t as long as some of the other names on this list, but his impact is still felt today. His amazing talent with the guitar was all self-taught and earned him the respect of his peers.


Keith Moon

As the drummer for the English rock band the Who, Keith Moon was known for his technical gift and raw talent. Despite the turmoil in his personal life, Keith delivered impressive performances that wowed the crowd. It should be noted that although he took a few music lessons, he quickly moved on to develop his own style and didn’t attend any formal school.


Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist. For his services to the music industry, Eric was awarded a CBE in 2004. Just trying to summarize his many achievements in this article is proving a challenge, so if you ever want an essay on great English musicians, you might want to go online and find a good writer that’s willing to accept pay to write research paper articles. Despite being 77 years old, Eric is still active, so the next time you feel like giving up his story.


Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks Gillespie, more commonly known as "Dizzy," was an American musician known primarily for his immense talent in playing jazz music with the trumpet. His talent was so clear to see when you consider he was able to teach himself how to play the trumpet by the age of 12. As a musical genius, Dizzy Gillespie won several Grammy Awards during his time.


Noel Gallagher

Born in Manchester, United Kingdom, Noel Gallagher grew up having a somewhat tormented childhood. To escape, he would play the guitar, and over time, he became quite good at it. In fact, he would later go on to be the lead guitarist for the rock band Oasis until their split in 2009. 


Final Thoughts

Education is a great way to learn but can consume time and money. If you’re looking to go to music school to advance your career, then it might not be worth it. Many artists have been able to make it without a formal education, so you might want to consider focusing on other aspects of your music career.

 


Author’s Bio

Joanne Elliot is a guitarist and freelance writer. She teaches music to students and professionals and regularly writes about music on her blog. In her spare time, Joanne likes to take long walks with her dog.

 
     
 
 
 

 

 
 
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