Having recently tried violin as an adult I decided to go back to piano and just retook grade 8 this time getting distinction and continuing through the repertoire like the WTC, Beethoven sonatas and Chopin. My teacher thinks I can definitely start teaching as long as I keep my own playing moving and she'll help with methods etc. It will be alongside my regular job for now at least. Violin has a long way to go before I contemplate teaching it and am not having lessons for it atm.
One of my main concerns is I am transgender having started transitioning from male to female. My teacher knows this and thinks some might be put off if they know but likely others just won't care, but she can't say for sure. I still have some 'giveaways', most of all my voice which will be used a lot!, or people might find out from others. I am much happier in my new gender and at a point of no return, but societal attitudes are behind in a lot of cases. Yes I lost some friends (and with it potential recommendations) in transitioning but have gained new ones. Getting my records matching up with new name and so on is my own responsibility.
Don't know if anyone here knows such a teacher or any transgenders have made successful jobs as teachers of adults and children. Would anyone be uneasy having their child taught by someone who is transgender (or 'gender confused' depending on your school of thought). Should I come clean if someone asks directly? Do be honest.