I want to share a little milestone in my piano teaching journey.
17th September 2014 marks the first year of teaching piano full time! (Yay!)
I was in a dead end job for 2.5 years and while in that job I started part time teaching, working seven days a week for close to a year. I had to sacrifice spending time with myself and my loved ones because I had to work.
When my part time income was equal to my take home salary I decided it was the time to go, my ship was now ready to sail. It was the best decision of my life.
Throughout this year I’ve met different people and have learnt a lot. Sometimes it can be a pain to teach especially when I need to vary my teaching style as not everybody learns the same way as I do But nonetheless, a good challenge for me to think of creative ways to teach.
Till date I’ve given piano lessons for students from 4 years old up to 60 years old. When even a child as young as 4 years old understands what I teach and is able to recognise the notes, the joy that comes from it is indescribable. I hardly experience this kind of joy when I was in my previous job dealing with bankers and businessmen.
Just want to take this day to thank various people:
Thank God for Your grace on days when I feel that I can’t go on anymore and for directing my steps as I walk this journey.
Thank my students & their parents for giving me the opportunity to teach, the welcoming smiles I get whenever I step into your homes or when I open the door and you walk in with a big smile.
Thank you for the encouragement from friends and teachers in my life who have inspired me to be like them.
Thank you for my parents and brother who supported me this major decision of my life to pursue what I want to do. Honestly speaking I did wanted to go into finance industry like my dad but it wasn’t my cup of tea. Thank you once again for the never ending encouragement and support I get from the three of you
Last but definitely not least, thank you for the love of my life who has never failed in listening to the complaints of my previous job and gave me a dream come true. Thank you for your love,your encouragement, your support and the things that you did for me behind-the-scenes. All these will not have happened if not for you.
I look to inspire and change more lives of the people who come into my life. Cheers!