I have posted this on the teachers forum as well as not sure which category it fits in...
I have returned to playing violin (at approx grade 5) after many years absence, and I am very interested in taking up piano (probably did to about grade 1 or 2 many moons ago). I am a teacher, but not a music teacher and have a great deal of experince teaching all ages, abilities, backgrounds etc and know that I am good at it.
I am absolutely loving relearning my music and now definitely have a long term (lifetime) goal to stick at it and improve.
Recently, I have beginning to think a lot that I would like to teach music. It is an itch that won't seem to go away. Am I being daft? My teaching skills are excellent and I know that if I became skilled in piano and violin that I would probably teach then well. I have an excellent teacher at the moment with high expectations so I know that I will be taught to play well.
I don't expect to do this in the short term, if at all. Maybe I would not be any good or maybe I just won't grasp the instruments well enough to pass on my expertise. But, if I set myself a ten year goal I would expect that I could reach violin and piano grade 8, and all being well could teach children/adults taking lower grades. Maybe I could achieve all this, and be good ...who knows....? I expect it would take a lot of hard work.
Has anyone learned as an adult and then gone on to teach, or knows of anyone? Has it worked out, or not. Just very curious at this stage. I am in my forties by the way..