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Is It A Good Idea To Become A Private Piano Teacher In Singapore?

Are you thinking of becoming a piano teacher in Singapore? Becoming a private piano teacher in Singapore can be a very fulfilling career, especially if you love teaching, piano and hate the stiff and rigid and backstabbing corporate culture in Singapore, or any modern cities.

Here are some things you may want to consider when going on your path to becoming a private piano teacher.

  • As a private music teacher, you are basically self employed. This means that you will need to hustle to get your own students, work with agencies to grow much quicker (i.e. you can apply as a private piano teacher to work with https://www.sglearnpiano.com/careers), and then manage your own savings and taxes. This brings along a lot of responsibilities, but a lot of workplace freedom, as you are free to choose the type of students you want, e.g. child or adult, and the general locations where you want to teach, e.g. East, West, e.t.c. of Singapore
  • Most people in Singapore are content with a small Japanese car, and a nice BTO flat. If that is what you want, then being a private piano teacher in Singapore is definitely way more than enough to help you achieve those goals. If you want to own a Lamborghini and own bungalows and spend a ton of money, then it is probably the wrong career choice for you.
  • As a teacher, your teaching skills and passion for teaching is very important. In fact, it is slightly more important than your piano playing abilities. This is because you are now going to become a teacher, and not a pianist. This means that you will need to transition from being a mere performer to an educator.
  • It is generally speaking a stable career, at least for the foreseeable 20-50 years. This is because the reason someone wants to learn the piano is not something like driving, which can eventually be replaced with self driving cars. Learning to play the piano is out of passion for music, and for the instrument. There will always be people who want to learn to play the piano, and it will be an industry which may evolve but will always be around. It will not be disrupted away. In addition, knowing how to play the piano is also seen as a ‘status symbol’ in Singapore, and it will also make kids smarter – which means parents are more than happy to pay for a piano teacher to teach their kids.

As you can tell, it is a risk free industry to enter, as long as you keep upgrading your teaching skills and have a passion for teaching, playing the piano, and spreading the love of music!