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1. Sting

From 1974-76, Sting worked as a teacher in England whilst playing in a jazz band on weekends, evenings and holidays. The following year he quit his job to move to London to pursue a full-time music career. He formed The Police and quickly found success.

Before these famous musicians found international success, they shared their passion for music by teaching it in school.

We can imagine they had no trouble keeping their students engaged due to the energy and skill they showcase in stadiums around the world.

Scroll through the galley above to see which famous musicians started out as teachers.

Can you imagine these musicians teaching your grandkids?