There aren't enough piano teachers in the Basin, did you know? And there are hardly any voice teachers. My mother and I get phone calls almost weekly from mothers looking to start their children. Crazy.
(I've even heard from a few sources that they made more teaching from their homes than by working full-time jobs.)
Someday I would love to have a music studio in my house, complete with mirrors and a grand piano ... but for now, my mother's setup is working quite nicely.
My piano skills are rusty though, since I went from practicing an hour a day (high school) to an hour a month (college). The years of choir and school took their toll on my piano abilities; since I started teaching I've been trying to coax them back, little by little.
At first Liam would cry and tug on me the second I sat down. Now he usually plays in the room for as long as I want to practice. This is called conditioning.
Anyway. I am starting to really enjoy teaching, and I think I'm getting better at it. Voice lessons are a bajillion times harder than piano because there is no set curriculum, no books that we can go through, skill by skill. The mastery of vocal technique is so complicated that I don't profess to have mastered it - or even come close, really.
But I share what I can, because few people around here are willing and/or able - and hey, the money's a bonus.