How much should I charge for a one on one art lessons with a child?

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I have been referenced by my current supervisor for some personal art lessons with a student. I'm a senior design student in college and have never done this before. I'm assuming they're looking for either basic fine arts stuff, or digital things. It would be like 2x - 1 hour sessions a week.

    So I was thinking maybe something similar to a piano lesson? Like around $15-20 for each lesson. I've done freelance before, but never one on one lessons. What do you guys think?
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    whoa where the hezz can you get piano lessons for 15-20 bucks?????? is that a current walmart deal or something? :rolleyes:
     
  3. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I payed $20 a lesson, that was about 3 years ago.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    $30/half hr is generally the rate for piano lessons here.
     
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    Here in the Bay Area, $1/minute is pretty reasonable. Not sure about where you are though.
     
  6. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    and how good are you now :confused:
     
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    ^^^^^^

     
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    $15-20 an hour is a great deal. I think what the others have said, however, ($30/half hour) is a little high. That would be $500 a month for simply piano lessons 2 hours per week. That's way too much.

    I think $20 an hour sounds very fair, but I would have to hear more details. Considering you're a college student, and also considering that it sounds very informal and "on-the-side", $20/hour is good.

    If you were a professional teacher that was teaching the child as if they were going to be serious about a piano career or something, I would charge them more.

    It really depends on the setup.
     
  11. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Are you providing the student with supplies? If so then $30 per half hour seems very fair since art supplies aren't cheap. But if they buy/bring their own stuff then $20/$25 a half hour seems more than reasonable.
     
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    Kids have a lot of money these days, so after you teach you might consider robbing 'em.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    $30 a half hour for an art lesson? No way. That's insane.

    Maybe... MAYBE... $25 an hour. Otherwise they should just sign their kid up for art classes in school.

    If that's not possible then let the kid doodle. Art comes from within anyway, right? ;)
     
  14. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    What do tutors in your area charge? I would price your services somewhere in that neighbourhood. I think I paid $30 - $40/hour for math tutoring a couple years ago. Anywhere between $30 - $50 an hour sounds reasonable to me.

    Another thing to consider is, are you going to them? Is it out of your way to do so? A premium for travel might be warranted. If they're coming to you, or meeting at a location very convenient to you, then forget it. But if you have to travel more than 15 - 20 minutes, then consider the cost of your time to travel. :)
     
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  16. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm going with $20/hour considering, they'll be coming to me, and I haven't had experience with one on one teaching. Should be fun and good experience :)
     
  17. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    This just shows the quality of education you've received in your life :rolleyes:;)

    I charge $60-80 per hour for music lessons and I have a wait list. Of course I am very experienced so for the OP's situation $30/hour sounds about right
     

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