Instrumental & Vocal Lessons Pricing
What are you paying for?
We have not determine our fees based on an hourly rate or on what any of our competitors do. You are paying for a learning experience that unfolds over time - not a series of isolated lessons at an hourly rate. You are paying for a life-long inimitable, enriching and influential learning experience. A teacher's time each week is only one of many aspects that form the education we provide for which you pay.
We take great care in selecting our teachers. All our teachers compete for their job in a selection process in which they are required to run a metaphorical gauntlet. They have all completed at least 3 years of a tertiary music education or have 10 or more years teaching experience. Many of our staff are in fact qualified classroom music teachers as well. Our staff are invested in you - not their own performance career. And good staff cost good money! Pay peanuts, you get monkeys...
Our founding director is a former multi-award-winning academic in musicology from the University of Western Australia and holds postgraduate qualifications in educational leadership. The director works closely with all of our teachers on effective teaching strategies, repertoire choices, methods, and more.
We are a business. It seems silly to state but it needs to be stated. We're not a charity, we're not someone's side project while they study something else at university. We are here to make as much profit as possible (surprise!). For that profit we work tirelessly to provide the best possible service. And because we are a legitimate business we have resources that no individual working from their loungeroom or a rented space at local school or church can access. It also means we have bills to pay, just like you, and just like you, we want to be paid well for our hard work.
Found it cheaper elsewhere? Of course you have! Burgers are cheaper at Hungry Jacks than at Grilled; Avacados are cheaper at Woolworths than at Boatshed; public schooling is cheaper than private schooling and the Kia Sorento is cheaper than Porsche Cayene.
We won't play price wars, that ends badly for everyone, especially, for you. It just drives prices down, that drives resources down, that drives quality down, that will upset you and you'll wonder why. We do offer discounts for long-term commitments. It just makes no sense for us to offer discounts for anything less than a serious commitment.
We have a growth mindset. As great as our staff are to begin with, it's not enough. Our teachers are required to participate in professional development both internally and externally from recognised professionals in the industry. No one is just sitting back with their feet up. We are continually improving and expanding our service through collectively forming strategies and policies based on research on method books and education theory and practice.