So you want to learn piano in private lessons? Here is all the information to become the piano king.


How much does a home piano lesson cost?

Home piano lessons are an alternative to piano lessons at a conservatory or music school. Many people choose this option to take advantage of all the advantages offered by the teacher, such as personal advice and weekly à-la-carte lessons.

However, before engaging in this type of piano lessons, it is important to inquire with organizations and teachers to know the price of private piano lessons.

You can search for contact details on the internet or by inquiring around you. Maybe friends know private piano teachers available to teach you and are not too expensive.

But to understand the price of a piano lesson, you have to understand what you are going to pay for.

The home piano teacher is often a freelancer. In other words, he/she must find the right rate per hour to be able to earn a salary and pay his/her employee contributions. It is therefore difficult for music teachers to go below a certain price.

The price of the piano lesson also includes the time the teacher spends organizing the piano lesson before giving it to his/her students. 

You also have to take into account that you are paying for the teacher’s knowledge and skills. The more experienced the teacher, the more expensive the price of the music lesson will be. Kitsilano Piano Studio’s Jennifer West has many credentials and certifications that make her qualified to teach at very advanced levels.

You should count on a rate between 50CAD and 80CAD per hour to give you an idea. 

Which private piano teacher to choose?

Before you start hunting for private teachers, know that there are different teacher profiles and that you have to be able to find the right one for the magic to work and for you to progress on the piano.

Some teachers will be better suited than others to teach you music theory.

But how do you choose the ideal piano teacher?

You have to start by asking the right questions and knowing why you want to learn to play the piano. You may want to learn the piano to become a musician, for your friend’s birthday, to become a music teacher, any other reason. Depending on your expectations, you will need to find the teacher who most closely matches what you want to do.

Either way, start by answering all of these questions:

  • How long does it take to learn the piano?
  • What type of music do I want to learn?
  • Why do I want to learn the piano?

Once all this is clear in your head, you will only have to look at the profiles of the particular piano teachers offered on the internet to find the one that best corresponds to what you want to do and learn.

Sometimes students realize the work of learning the piano and they don’t like it. This is why you should not hesitate to discuss with the teacher to know if the piano lessons suit you perfectly. You can then commit to several months or years to develop these goals.