for Music Teachers
How the heck do you choose a rate for music lessons? Don't make the mistake of just imitating other music teachers, or going with your gut. Instead, take into consideration what your lessons are really worth.
The quick survey below will give you a more useful, if somewhat ballpark, figure. Some common-sense fudging of the numbers may be necessary if you, for example, teach in a small town or in a place with a high cost of living
Pro Tip: If you read the fine print below each question, you'll learn how you can upgrade your business.
Please note: I don't collect any information in this tool. But I would love to hear your opinion. What do you think of your results?
Teachers Outside the US: Welcome! The tool calculates in US dollars, but you can easily convert to your currency by Googling "USD to [your currency]". I wish I could program this last step into the tool, but I'm just one dude (and not really a programmer). Oh, and sorry our government is being so obnoxious right now. One Family Under Music!
What do you think of your recommended rate? Is it accurate?
Please leave a comment below!
Removed expenses section. While you should definitely be aware of your expenses, they don't add value to your students, so you can't use them to justify higher rates.
Changed the preparation section to a slider judging level of preparedness, instead of asking how many minutes per hour instruction you spend preparing. Like expenses, time spent preparing doesn't necessarily add value to your students.