I have seen and talked to many musicians who play various instruments. many of which feel that they would want the kids to make something else as a profession. Spoken to studio musicians (who were very lucrative in the 80's), Rock, soul, classical etc and feel the way the economy as well as the on going computer updates which take some of the technical skills away that the future of a musician will not be in line with some of the other or most other professions. Now i am not knocking musicians as we are one ourselves and put in more hours in our instrument than many doctors. Things to considers. Is the rate of pay increased as with other professions? Has the need of a musician increased over the years?and finally, this is our kid we are talking about. Remember a girl musician you may ....well want to protect her more than a male child. But its food for thought. I get the feeling a parent might feel differently but hey its something to consider when you yourself may have a child. If you dion't have a child or two or more.