I often have parents say to me that they don’t want to push their child into music because thy feel there are no job prospects out there .
I would have to say that I 100% disagree with this statement . Work may not necessarily come in the form of being a pop star or the next John Williams but there is an abundance of work out there for musicians. Teaching is always an available route and there is plenty of work in that respect,but of all places , the UK has a fantastic music scene.
We have the wonderful West end keeping musicians employed 6 days a week and huge music venues like the Royal Albert hall , the Royal opera house , the English national opera etc keeping a full orchestra employed full time .
The training in this country is second to none which is why so many people come from other countries not only to train here but to work as musicians.
The music scene is vibrant and London could be seen as a centre for it within Europe.
Music is so much more accessible than it used to be – with people able to record and upload their work on Youtube or social media pages, many a pop star has been found just by someone posting their raw talent (Justin Beiber and Ed Sheeran to name but a few).
But should you wish to perform in function bands, produce in studios, write music or compose for film or tv, become a music examiner, work in recording studios etc there are so many routes with which one can take to have a career in music.
So to any parents worried about their children struggling I would always advise them not to- because if their child really is determined and talented then they will find a way to make it work for them!
Any questions on this topic, do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org- always here to help!