I make music with students every day.
There is no typical day! That's part of why I love the job- it can't be boring or routine.
You need to have a good ear, and the ability to juggle many things. Organization is important, as are interpersonal skills and performance skills.
"Music is a hobby, not a career. How can you make money doing that? There are no jobs in music education, there are always funding cuts. How will you travel and explore the world with this job? You can't leave the US, that's crazy! "