Originally Posted by Mia14
I don't think I'd want to be a teacher because I prefer teaching in smaller groups or even one-to-one. I don't have the drive for it, but I'm not sure exactly what has made it seem undesirable to me as I loved most of my teachers growing up.
Case in point: I knew from a young age that I loved music and singing and also knew I wanted to teach but didn't really want to teach groups of people
. I fooled myself into thinking that if I went to school and studied Music Ed I would learn to like it. This seemed practical at the time. "Hey." I thought. "I have to make a living." Not the worst mistake of my life, but I did wander around for about 6 years before I started to deal with that voice in my head that said: "Daniel. Work on your voice. And your piano playing. You're going to need it because you're going to be a voice teacher. There's a lot to know, so get busy!" Being closeted kept me from dealing with things- I have to say. It's when I got clear about that that everything started to move forward. And even though everything didn't come together for me until about 5 years ago, I can honestly say that I'm doing what I was meant to do my whole life: working with students one on one. Did I get here in one fell swoop? No. But the journey started with letting myself listen to that still small voice. No one knows what that voice is saying but you, not your parents or even your girl friend.
What an exciting place to be!