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  • Lesson Pricing (All Teachers)

    Posted by Dave Rutherford on April 6, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Hey everyone,

    I have been a Guitar teacher now for 18 years, my band mate has recently changed his pricing as he teaches too to the MU rate of £38.50, switching from 30 and 60 minute lessons to 20 and 40 and increased the price.


    This worked really well for him.

    However, like 30 and 60 minutes a lesson, it just works well for me.

    I have recently started Cello lessons as a new adventure for myself, and she charges £30 an hour.


    I am based in the North East – what are people charging?


    I am currently £13 and £26 for 30 and 60 minutes, but thinking I need to increase!

    Nora Bee replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Pauline Carville

    April 6, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Dave

    I have been charging £35.00 per hour and £18.00 for 30 minutes. However the cost of living has increased so I may consider increasing the rates too although some of the students have been with me a while and I woukd rather keep them than lose them. I might increase for new students starting maybe from Septmber. I will speak to Matt to see what others are doing too.

  • Nora Bee

    July 13, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Minimum per hour according to MU is £38.5, for tax year 22-23. I personally charge 45£, and 35£ per 30min. I know it’s a higher rate than average but i have experience in a world class teaching institution so I believe I am worth this pricing. I don’t think people should go below 38.5£ though. The Musician Union minimum increasing for 2023-2024 year to 40.5 per hour. For example, American advanced students of mine on zoom actually pays way more than 45, it’s usually way more advanced jazz stuff though and those students are a little harder to acquire. That said, I sometimes negotiate lower prices with parents in London if it’s 2 siblings or if they pay in advance etc.

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