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How much should I pay a student violin teacher?

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sleeplessbunny Thu 12-Oct-17 19:55:44

DD (6yo) wants to learn the violin. A friends daughter is in 6th form and is a very good violinist and has offered to give a few lessons to get DD going. This would be convenient for me but I have no idea how much I should offer to pay - obviously this is not a qualified teacher but she knows
her subject and I know she will take the teaching seriously, she's that sort. Would 10pounds for a half hour lesson seem reasonable?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 12-Oct-17 20:00:02

Surely you'll ask her how much she charges?

sleeplessbunny Thu 12-Oct-17 20:05:33

Yes I've done that she says she doesn't know, she's not done this before.

sleeplessbunny Thu 12-Oct-17 20:06:18

Sorry, I didn't make that clear.

Moonshine86 Thu 12-Oct-17 20:07:18

I think that any student would be happy with £10.00 for half hour. smile

catkind Thu 12-Oct-17 20:08:33

A qualified teacher is 30 per hour around here so yes that seems reasonable. Just not sure I'd want a student teaching a beginner - knowing how to play is very different from knowing how to teach, and teaching a young beginner is one of the hardest things. For £10 you could get 20 minute lessons from an experienced teacher, do think about it.

sleeplessbunny Thu 12-Oct-17 20:23:21

I take your point catkind, practical issues (time, transport mainly, plus we live in the sticks) have made it hard to find a qualified teacher at a time that suits. This 6th former is nearby so it's easier to arrange, but I do recognise that a qualified teacher would be preferable. Next September DD will be eligible for lessons at school so this is just to tide her over until then (assuming she hasn't lost interest by that point hmm). I think I'll go with 10 pounds based on what you've said.

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