My son learns drums from a young guy from Manipur. He must be around 27 years old and has been teaching drums since the past 8-9 years, means started out pretty young. He attended college, learnt drums himself and started teaching drums to others. At the same time, he goes for trekking, performs at gigs, has dreams of expanding his studio, and so on. My son loves to interact with him, not just as a mentor but as a young man with varied interests and dreams.
There are various good role models for children around us. My son has common friends who at this tender age have started smoking and wasting money. At the same time, there are young people like this drum teacher or my son’s friend who teaches dance and pays his tuition fees. Whom you interact with or get inspired by is totally your prerogative. This holds true throughout the life..