Cost of Music Lessons
The cost of music lessons varies greatly. One can search online for music lessons and find super low rates advertised, even for in-home lessons. Be careful.
As with any service, quality also varies greatly. Be sure you are dealing with someone who is trustworthy, reputable, and who can provide excellent references. Be extra careful when inviting a service provider into your home to work with a child!
Most quality private music lessons range between $20.00 and $45.00 per half-hour.
Here are some things to consider:
Lesson Location: Do you go to the instructor or does the instructor come to you? Most instructors who offer in-home lessons charge for travel time and/or mileage.
Duration: The default for most music lessons is 30 minutes, once a week. Some studios offer 45 minute and hour-long lessons.
Packages: You may find an instructor or music academy that offers discounts for purchasing multiple lessons in advance. Make sure you are clear about refund policies, cancellation and no-show policies.
Books and Supplies: Unless you are scheduling lessons with an academy that operates by semesters and includes all materials in the cost of tuition, you need to be prepared to purchase lesson and supplemental books and supplies. These are usually very inexpensive. Beginning lesson books range from around $6.00 to $20.00. It’s also a good idea to have a folder with blank notebook paper inside and a pencil at every lesson.
Your instructor may also recommend that you purchase a metronome. If you are a guitar student you will want an electronic tuner as well. You can buy a very good quality tuner/metronome device for under $30.00.
If you are in the Fort Myers FL area please visit Mr Music, Inc. for information about private music lessons, instrument, repairs, books and supplies. The website is www.mrmusicstore.com.
Learning music is fun! Whether you’re an adult who has always had a dream of learning to play an instrument, or a parent interested in getting your child started on their musical journey, music lessons with the right teacher can set the stage for a lifetime of enjoyment.
With a private music instructor you get one-on-one guidance from a professional, a customized lesson plan, and someone to hold you accountable. And as most musicians will tell you, the investment you make in your training is completely worth it when you start seeing improvements.
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