Most music teachers grow up knowing they want to do something with music. That wasn't me. I wrote a lot of songs, I played a lot of gigs, I recorded an EP. I even taught lessons, and I loved it. But I didn't know I wanted it to be my career.
Right after I got my Bachelor's degree, I was offered an internship in sales. I moved across the country to take it. My contract ended, and they asked me to stay. That's when it really hit me.
I missed my students. I missed playing guitar, and messing around on the piano, and writing songs all the time. I missed my gigs. And most of all, I missed teaching. Too much to ignore.
So I moved back to Wisconsin, renovated a studio space, and opened my business.