Re: You have got to be kidding me!
Posted by Demon's Lawyer on 9/11/2018, 10:41 am, in reply to "Re: You have got to be kidding me!"
While I'm not meaning to cast any doubt on his teaching, being an amazing player on your instrument does not necessarily correlate with being a strong teacher. One could play the hardest stuff but not have any idea how to teach a beginner the basics. |
I paid $90/hr in high school for percussion lessons (2008), last I heard he's now charging $100. He had a bachelor's from a North East Conservatory, principal percussion for a mid-tier full time orchestra, first call drumset and musical pit player. When you're the best, you can charge what you're worth.
$100/hr for violin lessons. I have never been able to charge more than $50/hr myself, but I sat in on a couple of my kids lessons (they were at the prof's house) and she's definitely getting some seriously expert instruction, leading towards conservatory auditions. I think it depends on the instrument. Never heard of band folks charging that much unless they are a sought after professor at a major university.
I feel ya, I know they need to make a living but that is ridiculous. I have more people balk at these high prices than actually follow through and take lessons.
Teaching private lessons is a hard career but $75 is silly.
I tell you I work in a small town school with not much resources and I have a student who is ridiculously talented and deserves a better teacher than me on their instrument. The student wants lessons. The parents want lessons. They are willing to travel. Then you contact them and quote them a rate of $75 AN HOUR!?!?!?!?
Sorry...just venting. This kid deserves a specialist on their instrument and it sucks when this kind of stuff gets in the way.