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Old 09-11-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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This is also changing. Before, you have to be able to read music sheets. Now, you have to be able to read synthesia.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Minnesovia
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Any opinions on free Online lessons?


Are there any good ones/people that anyone here has utilized?


Is it logical to think online free lessons could even work if you're not a natural?


I'm in my late 30s now and want to take lessons (I think I took them when I was a kid, 25 years or more ago now).


How much harder/easier would it be for me to learn piano now in my late 30s?


Any opinions one way or the other? Any info?
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know if this is reasonable or not, but my piano teacher friend charges $100 a month for lessons that are one hour long, once a week. The payment is due monthly and full amount is owed, even it the student misses a class that month.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Minnesovia
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I was quoted by friend of friend at $28/half-hr session.


Seems like too much.


Could I learn as much watching online videos? Is that human element critical?
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Mine have always been $25 an hour. I really have a bargain though...
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:27 PM
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Used to pay $80/50 mins a week for violin lessons for my son but the teacher was too intense for my little guy. Later we found a juliard alumni, a violin prof who only charge $40/30 mins a week.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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My teenage son watches Youtube videos to learn to play another instrument so I would say teaching yourself is doable.

My daughter plays flute. It is $25 per half hour.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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30 minutes for a private lesson sounds about right for a young child. My 10 year old daughter (who is a beginner student) takes weekly 45 minute lessons. Tuition for once weekly private lessons runs about $110/month in the Dallas suburbs. I shopped around and that is around the going rate here.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was quoted by friend of friend at $28/half-hr session.


Seems like too much.


Could I learn as much watching online videos? Is that human element critical?
I'd recommend taking a few in-person lessons first. Then go online and see if you can do it from there.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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My daughter takes piano lessons for $27.50 per weekly 30 minute private lesson. This seems like a pretty reasonable, standard rate for private lessons. It was $25 per lesson for the first several years, but he increased it slightly this year.

If you are looking for a cheaper option, you might look into group lessons. Our parks and recreation department offers group piano lessons for $50 for 6 weeks of 90 min long lessons. That way you could get the basics in a class setting with a defined time commitment, and then see if you want to continue with the free online lessons after you have the basics.

Here is the description of our parks and rec beginner piano class, as an example: "Classes are taught in a group environment with individual keyboards and headsets. Class instruction includes music theory, one-on-one practice with the instructor, and individual practice time. All experience and skill levels welcome. Beginner music books will be provided for in-class work; beginner students will need to purchase their own book to practice outside of class time."
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