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How much should I pay for piano lessons?

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How much should I pay for piano lessons?

It is very difficult to know how much certain things should cost you, especially when you are seeking private tuition to learn to play the piano. It is hard to determine exactly how much you should expect to pay, as many factors can affect the price. Lessons generally range from $15 all the way up to $50 per half hour depending on these factors. Here is what you should consider:

The teacher, the training, the experience
As with any profession, the more experience and training you have, the more your time costs to other people so established teachers with more formal training are going to come at a higher price. That being said, they will have, in most cases, more to offer and so it depends on what is important to you.

The location
Piano lessons in the heart of the bigger cities are likely to cost more money than piano lessons out in the sticks purely based on location. Think about the difference in rent prices and it should make perfect sense. With this in mind, you may be able to find cheaper lessons if you spread your search wider and can make it convenient to travel a little to your lesson. Otherwise be prepared to pay more.

Services?
Some teachers will provide services above and beyond the standard lessons such as performance training/opportunities and computer sessions. You may not want these extra services, in which case you could negotiate otherwise, or simple find someone who gives the service that you want.

Group classes
Group classes can be great for those of you looking for a cheaper option yet it does come with the cost of not as much one on one time. If you feel confident that you can work with a smaller amount of guidance, group classes might work for you and are a great way to meet new people socially.

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About the Author:

Mark is a piano teacher in Dallas TX, specifically in Addison and provides private or group piano lessons at your location or in the studio. He plays for weddings, private parties, has a jazz band. He also provides piano tuning, moving services, and piano refinishing.

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