Sunday, May 10, 2009

To Teach or Not to Teach...

THAT is the question!

Yesterday, at one of my neighbours' son's birthday party, another neighbour asked me if I would consider teaching her son and her daughter piano lessons. THEN...today, my mother-in-law told me she had been thinking about asking me to teach HER! So, do I do it? Should I venture into piano lessons? I already have a 9 1/2 hour a day job on top of my new Mary Kay business. I mean, yes, I did go to college for music and my degree was specifically geared towards teaching music and choir directing, but am I ready for this? Can I handle THREE jobs!?! I'm confused, excited, and scared all at one time. I know this isn't really such a big decision, but I think at the same time, if I agree to teaching three people piano lessons, it could very quickly become a much larger number due to the demand for piano teachers in this area. (I know you're thinking, at that admission, "Hannah! If teachers are needed in the area...what are you waiting for!?!") I know, I know, but I'm already pulling my hair out trying to figure out how I'm going to fit my Mary Kay business into my life right now....where in the world am I going to find time for piano lessons too??

Advice anyone? I'm open to almost anything at this point!

6 comments:

Jendi said...

What's your passion?
What will fit in with where you want to be 5 years from now?
If you are privileged to have a choice - do what you love!

Alicia said...

You can schedule all three in a 1- 1/2 hour block on a single day. Then see what you think. And I know you love Mary Kay, but if there is a high demand for piano teachers in your area, it may be the more profitable business and easier to do later when ou have kids. Or maybe you can build both and go a little crazy for a while, but then quit your real job in a year or so and have two home businesses. There's lots of great potential here for sure. Stay cool, seester.

Jacki said...

I agree....go with what you would enjoy most.

Terri Deitrich said...

You have gotten great advice thus far! My personal input would be this - if you like music and would enjoy teaching then I think you should tell these people that you will do it but on a trial basis only. If after say 2 months all the juggling of all your work and activities is too much then you can better decide what you want to drop.

anna said...

i teach piano and absolutely love it - it's like getting paid for having fun. . . now it aint so fun when they refuse to practice. . . but. . . i love it otherwise.

Rachel Lynn said...

There is no one but the Lord that can tell you what you should do - no matter how nice the advice sounds. I will be praying for you.