Posted by Tabor on June 27, 2003 at 23:18:43:
In Reply to: How much do you charge for tuba lessons? posted by Jeremy Williams on June 27, 2003 at 11:32:07:
I graduated with a performance degree in voice, took tuba lessons all along and just didn't do the senior recital or I would have had a performance degree in tuba as well. I then went to graduate school and now teach at a moderately large public school. Besides having taught private brass, I have taught private voice but was always contracted by a school to do so (I didn't set the rate).
I don' t charge for tuba lessons, depending on the student. If I think a student is honestly going to go home and practice I find it such a joy that I don't charge. Perhaps I should, but so many students here don't have the financial means to pay for lessons. If a student is not going to practice, however, I charge whatever I feel like my wasted time is worth. I hope that helps.