9 thoughts on “How Much Are Piano Lessons? You Might be Surprised…

    1. Hi Rodney! Piano lessons are the best way to learn and it’s never too late to get started. Click here to search for a piano teacher near you or give us a call at 800-494-9789 today!

  1. I am interested in giving beginner lessons. I have no formal education in Music instruction, however have an advanced knowledge of music theory and decent knowledge of Piano Performance techniques. I live in a rural area, and will be teaching friends to begin with. What should I start with as far as pricing ranges?

    1. Hey Jonathan! Have you signed up for a teacher account with us? I’d recommend searching in your zip code and seeing what other teachers around you are charging, and basing it off that. If you’re a TakeLessons teacher and want additional help, feel free to contact your Account Manager at info@takelessons.com!

  2. Hi, I have a bit of a beef with this comment in your article. I am a classically trained pianist with a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy and quite a few years of teaching experience. I happen to live in a rural area as well. You might have more options for qualified teachers in an urban area, but you’ll have more options of non-qualified teachers as well. Just because someone lives in a rural area doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t qualified or trained well. “In a more urban area, prices may be slightly higher, but you’ll have more qualified teachers “

    1. That’s a great point, Kelly, and we agree! When we say “more qualified” teachers, we meant in the number of options, as you suggested. I’ll adjust the text to make that clear 🙂

  3. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play piano but the thing that gets in my way of doing something like this is money and if the place I was to go for the lesson was quite a ways from where I lived I’d have a problem as I don’t drive and I’d kinda like to take voice lessons as I don’t think I can sing a lick and I like music I always have and I like to sing a long with my favorite singers’ music but don’t because of my lousy voice.

  4. Subject: Advice for Prospective Music Students

    There are four basic categories of folks who can take music lessons: (1) children, (2) young adults, (3) middle-age adults, and (4) retirees. The two best categories are young adults and retirees, because children generally are busy with school and schoolwork (or at least they should be), and because middle-age adults generally are busy raising families and dealing with the many related responsibilities. As soon as they graduate from high school, young adults who decide to put college on hold for a few years to take music lessons and to continue to live with parents would benefit tremendously from music lessons. And a retiree is in the single best position of all to make a commitment to become a musician. Even though I’m a private music teacher, I recommend that children focus on math and English grammar instead and wait until after high school to take music lessons privately. The idea that a person will not become a good musician if the person fails to learn music as a child is untrue.

    Beware that the primary goal of “conventional piano teachers” is to keep classical music alive, and that they will teach you to “play classical music.” They won’t give you the kind of expert musical knowledge that will allow you to write music, to arrange music, or to get involved with other styles of music. If you want to play classical music, I recommend a conventional piano teacher. But if you want to do more, I recommend spending the necessary time to hunt for the right teacher. Beware the teacher who wants to divide music knowledge up into categories, and who says that a particular category will cost you more. Really good teachers will give you the goods without the games.

    One final thing: Beware the teachers who call themselves “professional.” You’ll know very easily who is and who isn’t, without their having to tell you.

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