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Grumpy's Gal
08-17-2005, 09:37 AM
how much do you pay for your kids piano lessons?

drcmk
08-17-2005, 09:41 AM
My piano teacher comes to our house. We pay $20 per hour lesson.

I priced a bigger music school, where the kids would have to go there for lessons and it was $30 per hour.

fiveforall
08-17-2005, 09:56 AM
I pay 20 an hour for my 10 yr old and 15 for 45 minutes for my 7 year old. So, that's 140 a month, plus extras for books. We drive about 25 miles to get to their piano teacher's house.

cbbi
08-17-2005, 10:45 AM
$10/30 Minutes or $15/45 Minutes - + books, guild fees, etc.

Jasminesmommy
08-17-2005, 10:54 AM
My DD voice teacher also teaches Piano charges $25 for half an hour lesson.

spoon2003
08-17-2005, 10:59 AM
$50 for 45 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue

DisneyDotty
08-17-2005, 11:03 AM
$32/hour ($15/half hour for dd11 and $17/half hour for ds7). :flower:

mbethel
08-17-2005, 11:52 AM
I teach piano (college degree in it) and charge $10 for a 30 minute lesson. My students come to my house. I figured that my parents paid the same for me 20 years ago so my students are making out pretty good:) I've been told to raise the prices, but I love it and only have a couple students since my hubby's in the military and we move around a lot. I know that $12-$15 is average for a 30 minute lesson in a lot of places.

DreadpiratK
08-17-2005, 02:51 PM
$26/half hour! At the Nutmeg Conservatory. High, but worth it, all teachers have a masters or better in not just piano, but music education. We went from the $10/hour in home teaching to this, and the difference is unbelievable. He learns more now in a few weeks then he did in a year before.

Still, it's a major expense. Sometimes when he is grumbling about practicing I wonder if it really is worth it!

tar heel
08-17-2005, 02:57 PM
$45 a month for two 1/2 hour lessons plus a one-hour group lesson every other month.

txgirl
08-17-2005, 03:02 PM
I pay $15 per hour for each of my daughters and they go at the same time. It ends up being $120 per month. One does computer work while the other is with the teacher for 30 minutes and then they switch. :sunny:

babytrees
08-17-2005, 03:08 PM
We pay $25 a week for both my daughters...they come here where I work(a church) and the organist teaches them here....we buy a new book every once in a while and we have what I think is the best teacher in town!!

:cheer2:

Tooth Fairy
08-17-2005, 03:16 PM
We pay $15 per half hour once a week and the teacher comes to our house. So convenient. Our goal is for her to be knowledgeable in music and like it. Mrs. S does not do recitals which is fine with us. My dd loves her too! Practice is not a problem during school - just does it in the morning before she leaves but the summer is hard with no schedule so we only take once every 2 weeks.

Mom of Sleepy, Bashful and BabyDoc
08-17-2005, 03:34 PM
Mine comes to my house and she charges $13 for half hour. I have two that take piano and I give her $4 extra for gas.................just because I want to and I want to keep her happy! lol :teeth: so that's $30 every week.

There are a couple of places that charge $15 for half hour here.

edited to add: $13 is what she told me when I first hired her (for half hour). NOw, I don't know if she does it for others, but she works with my DD's for at least 45 min. each. I don't know if that is normal or because she really wants to give me my money's worth since I give her extra.

Jen D
08-17-2005, 03:49 PM
$25 a half hour, and we go to the teacher's house. It sems about standard in the NYC area. Amazed at how cheap some of these lessons are!

CarolinaBlue
08-17-2005, 07:06 PM
$45 a month. DD goes for a 1/2 hour each week.

susieeQ
08-17-2005, 07:12 PM
I pay 15$ for a half hour weekly lesson. both of my kids take lessons at the teachers house. That makes lessons 120$ a month. But the twins really enjoy playing the piano, so i feel the money is well spent :sunny:

DianaPrincessofWales
08-17-2005, 07:19 PM
We drive into town where our teacher has lessons at a church. I like this-quiet atmosphere and no distractions. I pay 20$/hour. My three kids each have a 20 min. lesson. It's what we can afford, and it works for us.

stacy347
08-17-2005, 09:04 PM
$15 per half hour session (one session per week) and we drive to the teacher's house as well.

fac
08-17-2005, 09:32 PM
$35 for 1/2 hour and we go to the music center.

ckoncurat
08-17-2005, 10:02 PM
$25 hr, 12.50 1/2 hr.

Bobbysdog
08-17-2005, 10:40 PM
Everything is expensive in Massachusetts! :teeth:

We pay $37 for 30 minutes once per week at the music school near DD11's school. Great teacher though, so we feel it is worth it...

Shannon

Ladybugsy
08-18-2005, 08:15 AM
Well, I must be lucky! I pay 120 dollars a month for 3 children to have one hour long lesson per week. We homeschool, and the piano teacher goes to our church. She has many students and also teaches at a local school. It works out to 10 dollars per child per hour long lesson. :cool1:

ncbyrne
08-18-2005, 08:30 AM
The music director of our church gives my DGD free piano lessons at the church. The hour lessons are given Wed. evenings in the sanctuary before the prayer service. DGD only has a keyboard at home, so must do a lot of practicing at church on their piano in the SS room. Both student and teacher are dedicated piano lovers.

kimmbagley
08-18-2005, 10:22 AM
We pay $38/hr and drive to the teachers house 15 min away. She also now requires full pmt for the month at the first of the month. :bitelip:

chris1gill
08-19-2005, 09:42 AM
Bobbysdog, where in Mass. are you? You are paying about the same as we are... I think we pay 31.00 for 30 minutes for harp lessons... but the piano lessons (and all lessons) are the same price... We are at the Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA....

I'd kill to pay half the price LOL...

graygables
08-19-2005, 10:58 AM
Half hour lesson per child: $10
Gas for the round trip to the teachers house: $3
Used piano: $1400
Hearing them randomly "play notes that sound good together": Priceless!

Emme
08-19-2005, 12:22 PM
I pay $25 for a half hour lesson and we have to go to the music studio. That is actually pretty good for the Hudson VAlley region of NY, where everything is higher than it should be :confused3

Narvon
08-19-2005, 12:49 PM
I pay $5.50 for a 15 minute lesson once a week, plus about $14 per year for books. My son is only 4 and his teacher specializes in teaching very young students. She has a Masters in music education and uses the "Music for Little Mozarts" curriculum. We go to her house for the lesson.

Trixiezzz
08-19-2005, 11:20 PM
$16 for a 30-minute lesson.

KatRob
08-20-2005, 12:02 AM
We pay $10 for 30 minutes. The teacher just raised her rates this month for the first time in 18 years...it was $5 for 30 minutes!! Lessons are at a church about 10-15 minutes from home.

Olallamom
08-20-2005, 12:33 AM
I pay $90 a month for 45min. weekly lessons. Pretty much the going rate in my neck of the woods

Jellybeana
08-20-2005, 10:20 AM
Okay, I'm feeling guilty here. I pay $32 per month for weekly 30 min lessons. The teacher's house is about 3 minutes from my house. I knew I was getting a good deal, just did not realize how good!!

disneyxo
08-20-2005, 10:20 AM
I pay $10 for a 30 minute lesson. During the school year the piano teacher comes to the school and my daughter has her lesson during recess or some other free time. During the summer if you want lessons the teacher has one day at her house and one day at school. You can pick which you prefer.

blessedby3
08-20-2005, 06:11 PM
My DD takes Voice, not piano, but we pay our Childrens Music Director $5 per week for a 30 min. lesson. Our church is just over the hill and this works out great. DD used to take lessons from a lady near her school and we paid $14 per 1/2 lesson (she charged the same for voice or piano), but since she changed schools we had to do something else. Worked out great for us. Saved us $9 per week and we just go over the hill. We feel blessed. :angel:

welovewdw
08-20-2005, 06:42 PM
$15.00 for 1/2 hour lesson plus books.

nepean
08-20-2005, 09:49 PM
I pay $35.00 for an hour of piano and another $17.00 for 1/2 hour for my daughters theory lesson. Books cost $200. per year and her exams cost another $175.00 She is 14 and has taken piano since she was 6. Fortunately she is now teaching younger students and charges $10. 1/2 hour lesson and the parents think that they have a great deal. I also know that my daughter has a great deal with her teacher. Other teachers that are teaching students at her level charge $50-60 per hour.


She also has taken classical guitar and violin.

Nepean

alexcturner
08-20-2005, 11:26 PM
We pay 100 per month for my 9 year old son. 1 private lesson per week (about 40 minutes.) plus books. My 3 (almost 4) just started taking a music class from the same teacher. This class has 4 students and mommies and is 30 minutes every week. This charge will be 75 per month. The teacher has a private studio and we drive approximately 20 minutes(each way) to get there. She is very good and my son is doing very well. (if he wasn't, I would look for something closer AND cheaper!)

luvmy2sams
08-21-2005, 09:48 PM
DD6 starts lessons next month. The academy charges $37.50 per month. Lessons are once a week for 45 minutes and are done with 2 students working in tandem on individual pianos. There is an additional 1 hour group lab each month, which consists of music history/theory & a small recital.

Grumpy's Gal
08-21-2005, 10:31 PM
$20.00 for 1/2 hour lesson plus books.

Tigger1
08-21-2005, 11:19 PM
We used to pay $4.00 per half hour a few. That was about 5 years ago. We drove 20 miles to the lesson. We live in a small town and the lessons were also in a small town. It was well worth the the time and money. All my children were/are in band. One is in the Oklahoma University Marching Band. The piano lessons really helped the kids in band. They never play the piano any more.

Tigger

Tigger1
08-22-2005, 12:04 AM
We used to pay $4.00 per half hour a few. That was about 5 years ago. We drove 20 miles to the lesson. We live in a small town and the lessons were also in a small town. It was well worth the the time and money. All my children were/are in band. One is in the Oklahoma University Marching Band. The piano lessons really helped the kids in band. They never play the piano any more.

Tigger

Ladybugsy
08-22-2005, 07:56 AM
Okay, I'm feeling guilty here. I pay $32 per month for weekly 30 min lessons. The teacher's house is about 3 minutes from my house. I knew I was getting a good deal, just did not realize how good!!


Don't feel guilty! I pay 40.00 for weekly hour long lessons a month. :banana: :cool1: :banana: