You’ll never go hungry if you have a talent for music and a passion for instructing others. There will always be a market for music teachers, as long as there are individuals who want to study it and require someone to teach them.
If you polled a hundred strangers, odds are that the vast majority would enjoy learning to sing or play an instrument. If you go a little further, you’ll discover that many of these people have sought out a tutor at some point, whether they’re interested in singing or playing an instrument.
Tutors will be in high demand as the music industry continues to grow. Some people play because it helps them unwind, others have a burning desire to create their own hit song, while yet others simply appreciate the sounds they hear. There will always be a market for instructors to help budding musicians get their groove on.
For this and other reasons, competent tutors will never be short of work and clients. They understand that teaching a child to play an instrument is a great opportunity to instil a few important life skills, such as the importance of practising regularly to achieve mastery and the importance of keeping focused on a goal in order to meet a deadline (such as a recital).
Parental awareness of this is high, and if it isn’t already, it will be as the tutor’s sound counsel on the benefits of developing self-discipline to work on a goal is reinforced. Even if the instrument ends up being mostly useless, the skills you acquire while playing it are very transportable.
A fulfilling profession like teaching can provide a comfortable livelihood for its practitioners.