I have taught piano and guitar before ( to people as young as nine and as old as sixty ) and am looking to move to a city and teach as a career. I have a very good resume to show and enjoy teaching, but I am worried about the initial move, and am wondering how quickly I can expect to get 10 to 20 regular students and also how to advertise to achieve that?

I used to teach in a small town ( village ) where all the students already learn from an old lady known by everyone. I learned from her when I was a kid and I don't want to take her students. I figure in a city there will be many more people who need teachers, though I'm not sure what cities most need piano teachers. Right now I am still in the very early stages of planning this - I will be living where I am now until at least the fall of next year.

**MY MAIN QUESTION:**

How quickly did you go from 0 students to a sizeable chunk, say 10 to 20 students? What did you do to get there, and what effect did where you lived have on it?

Thanks!