A Toronto musician says the job market is not as bad as it used to be.
Mildred Falls pianist Dana Morgan says she doesn’t think she’s going to get a job anytime soon because of the economy.
She’s also not sure if she’ll be able to pay her rent.
But Morgan is optimistic.
“I think it’s really important for people to know that it’s not a dead end,” she said.
The city’s piano industry, which employs more than 300 people, has struggled with stagnant wages and an oversupply of instruments.
In February, the Toronto District School Board announced plans to eliminate two of the district’s piano schools.
The move is aimed at addressing the shortage.
Morgan says the city needs to create more jobs for people who want to play the piano, not just for those who have to make ends meet.
The pianist also said that the city has a long way to go to address its high cost of living.
“You know, it’s kind of hard to put into words,” Morgan said.
“We’re not making enough money, but we’re not losing money either.”
For Morgan, the music industry is about the people who love music, the people in the music world.
“I’m not saying that the musicians aren’t worth doing because we’re doing something that people really enjoy,” Morggins said.
“But I think we can make more music, and we can put the music on the internet, because people are passionate about music.”
If we can create more of a sense of community, people can really connect with other people.
“The city is also looking at ways to help the city’s struggling music industry.
A new fund called Music City is working with schools to teach students how to play music.
It’s a project that Morgan hopes will help improve education in her hometown.”
The students who are getting the most exposure are the ones that are the most affected by it,” Morgans said.
She also wants to see the city continue to support the music community and bring new musical talent into the city.