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Unread 03-21-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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$15 per half-hour for guitar lessons. Typical?

Three music stores in my area charge $15/half-hour for guitar lessons. Do you think that is fair?

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Unread 03-21-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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I took a handful of lessons from a local music store about 13 years ago. They were priced at $15 per half hour.

Seems fair to me.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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I'd say it's a great price. The standard rate around here (Chicago area) is generally $20-25/half hour.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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The store I work at charges $75.00 a month (went up from $15 a lesson just recently) and people pay by the month ONLY. Meaning they can't get single lessons or whatever. I think that's pretty fair because we're the only store (that I know of anyways) in town. We had some competition for a while, so the $15 was our "fighting" price, if you will.

But, I could go about thirty minutes down and get $25 a lesson easily. But that's a more ritzy type area.

It all depends on the demographics of your area, methinks. Oh, and whoever is teaching is crucial in the price as well. Which are you going to pay more for?:
A 40-year old pro
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A 17-year old korn lover who's been playing for a year and a half

Um... Yeah.
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Seems about right. The studio I teach at charges $88 a month, with a one time $65 registration fee. I make a little over $12 per half-hour.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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When I took lessons, I believe they charged by the month. And it was like $65 a month(and I only took them for a month). So that's just over $16/month. When I gave guitar lessons to a friend, I charged $10/half hour. A friend of mine had charged that much for drum lessons as well. I'd say that $15 isn't a bad deal.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 02:12 PM   #7
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I'm paying around $18 a lesson I think, for any kind of music lessons $15 p/lesson is a great price.

To second what has been said above, make sure your teacher is good and worth the money. In addition, make sure he teaches what you want to learn. Sometimes you'll want to learn Rock N' Roll and your teacher will be a classical guru ... the two don't mix very well, though most any guitar guru should have a fairly well-rounded stylistic background and be able to at least start you off in any genre. The point is, you want to start with one and stick with one.

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Heya,

My teacher charges $15 an hour. It's a pretty good price.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 02:34 PM   #9
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My teacher charges nothing. Ha. lol. And it's for an hour. Booyah.
But then again I teach students also for nothing...for a half hour.
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Only fair if they've been playing more than five years with performance background and/or Conservatory training. Some areas don't have that so I'll just say professional training at a recognised institution. Thatís talking if they musician gets 100% of the profit, even then most charge $30. Through an institution, thatís a great price as many musicians will only work for $15 or more net profit. So yeah go for it provided they know their stuff and arenít wasting your time
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Unread 03-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #11
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i pay 20 a half hour. slaty but average for a good lesson.
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Unread 03-22-2005, 11:11 PM   #13
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Three music stores in my area charge $15/half-hour for guitar lessons. Do you think that is fair?
In my area, that would be considered a deal for music lessons. Generally lessons around here are $20-$30 dollars, depending on the teacher.
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Unread 03-24-2005, 09:13 AM   #14
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from where i am from its a good price, i used to charge 30 a half hour and people had no problem paying it.
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Unread 03-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #15
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The music store that I work at charges $20 for a 30 minute lesson, I only see $8.50 of it
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