“I was watching the news one day and a lady was teaching a group piano class for children, and I thought ‘I would love to do that. That’s how I can do this.’ I was looking for a way to live my passion and make a living out of it. I backed into it that way, and set out to explore it, and I’ve been doing it ever since. They always say that if you find your passion, you’ll never work. That is absolutely true. Even if sometimes it gets overwhelming, I still love what I’m doing. I’m working in what I feel is my purpose, and I’m thankful every day.”

Kayia Smith: head teacher and general manager of Pianos for People