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How much should i pay for piano lessons? how much should i pay for piano lessons? ive never layed it but i want to learn the giutar, and people said that i should learn the piano first. =) thatnk for youre help

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Date: Thu-May-6-2010-
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Answer 1

I would pay at most $30 for an hour. Especially in the beginning it shouldn't cost much more than that. That's what i payed when i started and it was for an hour a week. Hope you enjoy the piano.

Answer 2

Ehh, Mamianka,

So typical,

One of those music theory and music ed people who think they can teach piano.

I lost count twenty years ago of the number of students that I have had to start over from scratch because of teachers like you. Report Abuse

Answer 3

It really depends on where you live and the qualification of the teacher.

In terms of the location, big cities(with deep roots for the arts) like New York, Boston, L.A, Philly, etc.., you probably would have to pay at least $25-45 per half hour. (We are not talking about master teachers who teach conservatory pianists who win competitions).

If money is not too much of an issue, you should try find the best teacher who's great at laying a good foundation for beginning students.

Find out as much as you can about the teacher and make sure that this person didn't just play piano with his/her mom or just took piano classes when he/she was a brass major or woodwind major that kind of thing.

Mamianka:

As far as we remember from your lengthy postings about your credentials, you were trained as a flutist.

And just because you judged some up-state regional piano competitions doesn't give you the qualification to teach piano like someone who's actually a real pianist.

So how is that you charge$65 an hour teaching piano? especially in up-state NY. And by the way, the NYSSMA thing is really a joke. So quit flaunting it every where you can.

Answer 4

You should pay whatever the BEST teacher in your area ( with a degree in piano, and many years performing and teaching experience) is charging. I get $65 an hour - which is the going rate here (100 miles north of NYC). A poor teacher is a waste of every nickel, and a good teacher is worth every dollar.

Edit - I have 3 conservatory degrees, ALL of which have PIANO as my major instrument (2 of those degrees are in Music Theory, not performance, the other is in Music Education). The fact that I have additional training as a flutist, and make a significant portion of my income as a performer and teacher of flute, is another matter. NYSSMA is only one of the competitions we (husband and I - he is s Lincoln Center soloist, and certainly a finer pianist than I am) adjudicate - I cite it because so many students ask questions here. It is NOT the Queen Elizabeth, nor is it purported to be - bu we hear over 300,000 students a year, and this is the entry-level or sometimes ONLY assessment for which they apply. This is HARDLY a joke. The original question was about PRICE. What is stated is the going rate HERE - where you live, economics may differ. I am nothing out of line in what I charge- and we pay more than double that to our own coaches in NYC. I stand behind my original answer - which was determined by my QUALIFICATIONS ( you're gagging on that, aren't you?) and over 35 years of full-time professional teaching and performing experience. There are many people on this list that certainly have MORE education and experience than I do, and if they choose to post, that is wonderful. Other people never post any qualifications, and by the poor grammar, spelling, and content of their answers, we are left to assume they HAVE none.

Answer 5

I charge 75 Dollars and hour. No If, and or buts. I also charge 50 for a cancellation without 24 hour notice. I don't take beginners and almost never teach for at least one hour.

I also don't take parents money or students funds unless music their goal is reasonable. You can usually tell with the first 6 months how committed or serious a student is.

Someone who is extremely exceptional I may not charge at all.

Answer 6

I pay 10 euro for 1/2 hour once a week.

You should pay more than 20.

Answer 7

$20-$40 should be a good price

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