There is no one answer to this question. The cost of lessons will depend on many factors, such as:
- The educational level of the teacher (student, certification, some college, Bachelor’s, Masters, PhD)
- The experience level of the teacher (how many years they have been teaching)
- What the teacher offers (lessons, recitals, competitions, etc)
- Where the teacher lives (lower income, middle-class, upper-class, etc) — in other words, what can the area support in terms of costs?
In general, the more education and experience the teacher has, the more they will charge for lessons. But this is also dependent on what the market can handle. So, in addition to the education and experience of the teacher, the location will also factor in. Some teachers are teaching remotely now (Zoom, Google Meet, etc), but what they charge will still depend on where they reside and what other remote teachers are charging.
Teachers also vary in HOW they present what they charge. For example, some teachers charge per lesson, some by the half-hour or the hour, some as a flat monthly fee, and other variations like this. So, you will have to do some math to determine your overall monthly cost, or how many lessons you can afford per month.
We all know that adding in additional expenses can be difficult and challenging. Ideally, you will find for your student or yourself the very best teacher that you can afford!
And how will you know which teacher is right for you? Check out our How to Find the Right Teacher page for more information and tips!