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#1 ERipley

Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

We’re paying about $33 for 25 minutes. That seems like a lot. Am I wrong?

#2 Amica

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

I pay $45 for 30 minutes of guitar each week so it seems about right.

#3 coolbreeze

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

That seems ok for a private lesson?
We pay $400 a term for about 10 half hour lessons
Works out about $40 a lesson.
CB

#4 spr_maiden

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:15 PM

$30 for 30-40minutes, individual in home lesson.
My understanding is that's a pretty bloody good deal.

#5 ERipley

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:20 PM

Gosh, I wish I had worked harder at learning an instrument! It’s good to know this is the going rate but with 3 kids this is going to get pricey. 🤦🏻‍♀️

#6 Chicken Pie

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:22 PM

Just under $30 for one-on-one half hour at school, outside of school it was around $33 or so

#7 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:22 PM

My children learn at school (private grammar school in Melbourne) and we pay $62.50 a lesson!  That's for 30 minutes!!  

They do have access to orchestras and bands - and for piano they offer a twice yearly concert.

My children would learn a second instrument if it weren't for the cost as they are very musical.

I believe the recommended fee by the Music Teachers association is about $48 for 30 mins.

#8 seayork2002

Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

My son is not doing this but from what I have heard the OP rate is cheap!

#9 tenar

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:04 PM

$95/hour.

Given the amount of time and expertise a good teacher brings to the job (it's a very specific thing to do, requiring literally decades of specialist training to be qualified to do the job), I think it's cheap, actually.

#10 ERipley

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:15 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 23 April 2019 - 04:24 PM, said:

My son is not doing this but from what I have heard the OP rate is cheap!

Sounds like it is!

#11 PooksLikeChristmas

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:21 PM

I was recently quote $33 for half an hour

#12 Islander

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:33 PM

Very similar here - $30 for 30m

#13 3babygirls

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

I was charging $25 a half hour which was very much under the going rate, but I was teaching kids whose parents could not afford the 'proper' rate. I gave further discounts for those who needed it.

At our (public) school we only charge $20 a half an hour otherwise basically none of the kids could afford it. We take none of the cut and we don't charge the tutors to rent our rooms. We try and use ex students to teach and pass on their skills :)

I think most of my friends charge $35-40 a half hour.

#14 Her

Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:55 PM

$23 per 30 minute lesson, plus extra for the theory books. I understand it’s half the price of what is recommended so I’m super happy with the rate.

#15 Threelittleducks

Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

We found a local uni student who is qualified to teach music. She charges $20 for 30 minutes and we know that we're getting a great deal. Perfect for beginner lessons. We're aware that she's less experienced than others, but for us the price is right and our kids are responding really well to her.

ETA - we pay for the theory and music books on top of this.

Perhaps shop around and see if there is a uni student working out of their parent's living room who can assist.

Cheers

Edited by Threelittleducks, 23 April 2019 - 06:01 PM.


#16 JoanJett

Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:07 PM

View PostERipley, on 23 April 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

We’re paying about $33 for 25 minutes. That seems like a lot. Am I wrong?

We pay $50 per half hour at a University Music Department.

#17 QuirkyMum

Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:22 PM

Piano: 55 dollars for 45 minutes ( mates rates, very experienced teacher who is booked out months in advance).
Other instruments at school: 36 dollars for half an hour ( high school and uni students teach primary school kids).

#18 Froyohoho

Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:45 PM

Not sure which state you're in, but the VMTA base rate recommendation for full members is $78 per hour for private lessons. Other states' music teachers associations' recommendations would be very similar.

Edited by Froyo, 23 April 2019 - 06:45 PM.


#19 CrankyM

Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:47 PM

$40/30mins here. Paid at the beginning of the term for a terms worth of lessons. So as I have two kids doing lessons $800/term.

Our teacher is fabulous and highly qualified so I’m happy to pay that rate. He’s very very good at keeping kids enthused and happy and learning at the same time. And he knows tonnes about music and holds a university qualification in music.

#20 ERipley

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for all the information! I don’t have a problem paying that if it’s the going rate. It’s a skill and she should be paid a living wage to share that skill. He learns at his primary school during class time and he needs it to break up the day so that’s an added bonus.

Out of interest, how much are your children required to practice? My son practices 4 very short songs each night and some finger exercises. It should take about 10 minutes but he drags it out. I almost canceled the lessons because it’s such a pain but he has begged me to let him continue. I couldn’t imagine if it took any longer. 😅

#21 Silver Girl

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

$33.30 per 30 minute piano lesson.

#22 Her

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

View PostERipley, on 23 April 2019 - 07:01 PM, said:

Thanks for all the information! I don’t have a problem paying that if it’s the going rate. It’s a skill and she should be paid a living wage to share that skill. He learns at his primary school during class time and he needs it to break up the day so that’s an added bonus.

Out of interest, how much are your children required to practice? My son practices 4 very short songs each night and some finger exercises. It should take about 10 minutes but he drags it out. I almost canceled the lessons because it’s such a pain but he has begged me to let him continue. I couldn’t imagine if it took any longer.

We are required to do a minimum of 15 minutes per day, plus the theory (usually 10-15 minutes worth per week)

#23 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

About 15 mins a day, sometimes 20 mins.  That's for an 8 year old doing AMEB Grade 1.   He started at 5-10 minutes most days.

#24 zanzi

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:42 PM

$40 for 30 minutes with a good teacher.

#25 ~Tranquillity~

Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:01 PM

$35 for 30 minutes.




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