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So How Much Are Piano Lessons?

Great question and I’ll answer that in a sec. I want you to know something about me first so we’re both on the same page. I value honesty, education, and being transparent, which is why I’ll provide you with answers to all of your questions so you can feel confident about the piano studio you choose.

However, every studio has different pricing so I am going to give you a birds-eye view of the industry as a whole then dive into my tuition.

I’m going to do my best to explain to you the different things that affect piano lesson pricing so you have an idea of what to expect before you contact a studio. Fair enough? Oh, by the way, if you want a more in-depth look at pricing, read my article “How Much Do Piano Lessons Cost | The Ultimate Guide.”

Ok, let’s get started.

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What Do I Need to Get Started?

You need an instrument. If you don’t have a piano, I recommend a digital piano or keyboard with 88, fully-weighted keys such as the Yamaha P45. Make sure you get a bench and pedal, too. You’ll also need a notebook for your assignments, a pencil, a folder/binder, and a metronome.

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Factors That Influence Tuition

No matter where you take lessons or what studio you choose, there are five main things that affect how much you’ll be investing in piano lessons. These five things are business’ overhead, lesson location, lesson length, your skill level, and the education level of the teacher.

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Ways You Can Save Money

Your biggest investment will be the instrument. I would buy this used if you can. Facebook marketplace, OfferUp, and eBay are great places to look for used pianos. You can even find acoustic pianos for free on the Facebook marketplace. You’ll be able to save hundreds by buying used.

Ok, But Really, What Can I Expect to Invest?

Below you’ll see a side-by-side comparison of my lesson options.

Elite Lessons

Advanced students

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$380 /mo

Audition Required for Acceptance
Advanced Levels
College Prep
Level 5-6 NYSSMA
1-On-1 Private Lessons
1 Lesson Per Week
60 mins lessons

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Lab Lessons

Beginners & Intermediates

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only $249 /mo

Play the Music You Love
Progress Faster
Focus on Creativity
Builds Independence
Focus on Enjoyment
Beginner & Intermediate
Build Piano Confidence
Private Practice Time
1 Lesson Per Week
60 mins lessons

Intro Lesson

Everyone’s First lesson

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only $29

Get a Feel For Lessons
Ask Questions
See What Your Gut Says
1 Lesson
30 mins lesson
No Commitment
No Non-Sense

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So What Are Lab Lessons Like?

Great question! Watch or read my answer below.

These lessons are for beginner and intermediate students.

It’s a year-long program that includes individualized teaching and practice in a lab setting with up to four students, with headphones at each station.

Students in each class do not have to be at the same level since the class is not taught as a group. I repeat, this class is NOT taught as a group. Each student is taught individually.

Each student receives individual attention and goes at their own pace. All music is thoroughly learned at the lesson, which makes practice at home easier!

Optional prep for NYSSMA levels 1-4 available.

Due to heavy emphasis on sight-reading and independence, students are able to play the music they love quicker and tend to level up in their books at a faster rate than the publisher advertises, so they’re more confident at home. 

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What Are Elite Lessons Like?

These are 1-on-1 advanced lessons.

During the one hour lesson we focus on:


  • Advanced music
  • College-level music theory
  • Memory training
  • Performance skills
  • Advanced technique and so much more


Students in these lessons must consistently practice 6-7 hours each week to remain in the program.

These lessons are geared towards students who are training for upper NYSSMA levels, are looking to train for music school auditions or competitions…

…or simply just play music at a super high level.

Have a Few More Questions?

Well, I’ve got a few more answers.

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    Do I really need to do an intro lesson?

    Yes. the intro lesson allows you to come in check out the studio, get your questions answered, and take a sample lesson, so you can see if this the studio for you. It also allows me to get to know you better so I make sure you learn the music that intrests you the most. No matter what your skill level is every new student goes through an intro lesson.

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    Can I keep the keyboard I have now until I know I’m serious?

    Avoid the mindset of not investing in a proper instrument until you know you’re serious. If you’re taking lessons, then you should know whether you’re serious about learning piano or not. You should do some reflecting and ask yourself if this is something you want for yourself and how much you’re willing to invest in it. Even if you do end up stopping lessons in the future, you can always sell your instrument! If you have a keyboard that has less than 88 keys and the keys are unweighted/semi-weighted, please upgrade your instrument before starting lessons. You will thank yourself later!

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    Why are lab lessons better for beginners and intermediates?

    Lab lessons are specifically designed for beginner-intermediate because it fosters independent learning and problem solving from day 1, which is what beginners/intermediates desperately need. You get the practice time during your lesson to complete your songs so you’re not confused or frustrated at home. When you are given too much attention as a beginner and you’re not taught how to listen or solve for yourself, it leads to many problems down the road so it’s best to learn these skills as early as possible.

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    How are payments made?

    Invoices are automatically paid on the 15th of each month by card on file or bank transfer only. This way, we can focus on making music together and you’ll never have to worry about forgetting or late fees! Easy peasy!

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    Do you give sibling discounts?

    I don’t give sibling discounts because it takes the same amount of effort and time to teach the first child as it does the second. There are customized lesson plans being made every week for both students and both students don’t learn the same. One might be older and learn faster or differently and may need a different kind of book because of their age. So a lot goes into planning and teaching these lessons and that’s why I don’t give sibling discounts.

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You’ve Already Come This Far Sooo…

Grab your intro lesson now to find out if this is the studio for you.

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