cost of music lessons

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LauraIngallsWilder Mon 07-Feb-11 22:37:08

Hi everybody

I am wondering what is average to pay for 30 minute private music lessons eg in piano, cello, trumpet etc.

Also are some instruments actually quite hard to find tutors for - such as Cello..............

My ds and dd are HomeEducated (long story, crummy school) so cant access music lessons as school. Given a choice would like to learn piano AND cello (Eeeek)

Id be glad to know what is usual!

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Nondipoo Mon 30-Apr-18 20:06:16

Does the school take part of the money you charge?

CruCru Wed 28-Mar-18 21:55:55

My piano teacher (central London) charges £60 for an hour and £45 for half an hour - he comes to the house so allows for the faff of travelling.

Marleena Fri 23-Mar-18 11:00:46

I paid £25 for half an hour and £45 for one hour.
£10 per half hour seems a pretty good deal.
However it depends on the education level of the teacher.
Sometimes you can also get very cheap lessons when being a trial student at universities.

Chlo2012 Thu 15-Feb-18 10:18:14

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crazymumofthree Fri 05-Jan-18 22:02:38

I pay £69 a month for DS guitar 30 mins group session - started with three however just him at the moment again.

My DS2 I just paid £139 for piano lessons for the term through a council run scheme - so goes through school or local music centres. So 10 weeks and 20 mins a lesson

We are in Surrey

MulberryMoon Mon 16-Oct-17 01:03:17

Or you could ask them


MulberryMoon Mon 16-Oct-17 01:02:52

I didn't see your post but were you advertising music lessons?
It says in the talk guidelines "we'll delete anyone's attempts to spam the boards with links, as a way of promoting their own product, services, survey or e-petition, as it annoys our members."
If it wasn't that you'd need to read the guidelines and see if it broke any others

trish74123 Mon 16-Oct-17 00:28:49

Why did my Post get deleted??

cingolimama Sun 15-Oct-17 16:07:39

£40-£50/hour here in London for private lessons.

LandofTute Sun 15-Oct-17 15:41:52

Was £12.60 last term for same length lesson

LandofTute Sun 15-Oct-17 15:40:18

£14.20 for 20 mins individual tuition at school.

dairymilkmonster Sun 15-Oct-17 15:35:28

We are paying £22/40mins for piano - prep school in the south. I'm sure I could get it a bit cheaper outside school, but am paying for convenience....( weekly logistics bad enough)

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Kate06 Wed 19-Apr-17 13:54:02

I have found the lessons vary from around £15 per half hour to £28 - it depends on the level of the teacher and the location of lessons. If they are at the teachers house they can be less as they don't have the overheads. More important is how your child relates to the teacher - don't go on qualifications - watch the interaction between your child and the teacher. If they have children themselves they often relate better! I have also found that hiring an instrument works well - I used and was very pleased with them.

guidomallardi Sat 29-Aug-15 23:36:51

I am a piano teacher. When I was a student I had many piano teachers. One of the best and most experienced one in the world used to charge around 75£ per hour. Can you figure out how much 75£ was in 2000? However it was a good investment because he changed my life as an artist!

HoneywithLemon Tue 25-Aug-15 22:14:13

I am interested - thanks for posting. I just had the bill from our teacher today - lessons have gone up to £21 per half hour. We're in the east midlands. I pay a lot more than friends I know.

dotdotdotmustdash Fri 21-Aug-15 19:19:02

I know this is old, but it might be noticed by people who are interested. My Dds classical singing teacher has told us this week that she has to raise the hourly fee from £36 to £40 to keep in line with the Musician's Union minimum rates.

NadineMC Sun 16-Aug-15 20:40:23

If anyone is looking for a music theory tutor in North London (Archway) I can highly recommend mine - Louise Langston. She teaches up to Grade 8 ABRSM & also teaches sight singing and rhythm reading. Full disclosure - she taught me, not my kids! However I know she has many school age students. Lessons £45 per hour.

Artsacademy Thu 27-Feb-14 15:21:51

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LauraIngallsWilder Wed 16-Feb-11 23:08:48

Why did Bratnav's post get deleted?
[nosey] and [paranoid]

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LauraIngallsWilder Wed 16-Feb-11 23:07:32

Thanks for all the responses and thoughts all.
I am astonished to discover that YES my county does in fact have a music service so I shall be emailing them.
I know that the local schools offer a variety of musical instrument lesson options so I am hoping to be able to access a music teacher that way (as they will be in the area anyway teaching at the school)
Contacting music teachers direct is hopeless as there are few (for any instrument) within 20 miles

DS is loving his piano lessons so learning a second instrument may still be a possibility

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musicalmum1 Wed 16-Feb-11 21:56:40

BTW it is nearly more important to get the basics right for beginners. there is nothing worse than having to unlearn and correct bad habits which have been left uncorrected for years.

musicalmum1 Wed 16-Feb-11 21:53:40

I am a music teacher and I charge £40 for 60mins going to the student's house.
when teaching in a prep school I got £36 for 60 mins - teaching in 30 minute blocks. this is in the SE - Surrey.
I paid 50 for Cello lessons for my son to a very experienced and fabulous teacher.

GrungeBlobPrimpants Wed 09-Feb-11 16:05:00

£20 per lesson here in south-east, via county music service at schools

Private teachers are roughly the same cost. Not sure how you find one from scratch though - much of it seems to be via word of mouth in the school playground or through other music-y types

pinkhebe Wed 09-Feb-11 15:56:37

Our music service is run by the council and is £10 per half hour lesson, instrument hire (double bass) is £25/term. Lessons are either through the school or after school at the music services.

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