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How much do music lessons cost in Montreal Quebec?

What is the average price of music lessons in Montreal, Quebec?

Are you wondering how much how much do music lessons cost in Montreal Quebec? The answer to this question depends on a few different factors.  That said, if you are a beginner who is simply looking to learn the basics, then the average price is closer to $40 an hour in Montreal.

Lesson length

Music teachers offer different lesson lengths. Usually, the length is 30, 45 or 60 minutes.  The price will vary depending on how long the lessons are.  For children, 30 minute lessons are ideal, because they do not have the attention span to do longer lessons.  For adults, 60 minutes is ideal, but 45 minute can work as well.

Teaching specialty

The price will vary depending on the level of specialty the student is looking for in a teacher.  As a general rule, the more specialized the teacher, the higher the price.  For example, it is not uncommon for a high level classical violin teacher at McGill University to charge upwards of $120 per one hour lesson.

What is the average price of music lessons for beginners in Montreal?

The following information was calculated as an average of 10 different music teachers from each instrument category (piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin and saxophone).  All these teachers possess advanced university degrees in Music.  The information was gathered from musiprof.com.  A music teaching service that connects qualified music teachers to students across the island of Montreal. The information was gathered to figure out just how much do music lessons cost in Montreal Quebec. 

How much do piano lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $25.00

45 minutes: $33.50

60 minutes: $41.00

To view a list of piano teachers in Montreal visit: Piano lessons in Montreal.

How much do voice lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $24.50

45 minutes: $31.95

60 minutes: $40.00

To view a list of voice teachers in Montreal visit: Voice lessons in Montreal.

How much do guitar lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $25.61

45 minutes: $32.30

– 60 minutes: $39.00

To view a list of guitar teachers in Montreal visit: Guitar lessons in Montreal.

How much do Violin lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $27.60

45 minutes: $31.60

– 60 minutes: $44.00

To view a list of violin teachers in Montreal visit: Violin lessons in Montreal.

How much do drum lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $25.40

45 minutes: $33.00

– 60 minutes: $40.30

To view a list of drum teachers in Montreal visit: Drum lessons in Montreal.

How much do saxophone lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $22.50

45 minutes: $32.50

– 60 minutes: $40.00

To view a list of saxophone teachers in Montreal visit: Saxophone lessons in Montreal.

How much do ukulele lessons cost in Montreal?

30 minutes: $25.61

45 minutes: $32.30

– 60 minutes: $39.00

To view a list of ukulele teachers in Montreal visit: Ukulele lessons in Montreal.

At home or in studio

The previous information about lesson prices is for in-studio lessons, meaning the student travels to the teachers studio to receive the lessons.  If you wish to get in-home lessons, where the teacher comes to you, you should expect to pay a transportation fee.  This fee is to account for the travel cost and time for the teacher to come to your house.  The average fee ranges from an extra $5 if the distance is close to up to $10 if the distance is further away.

Lesson packages

Most teachers charge their lessons in the form of some-kind of lesson package.  Meaning you won’t just buy one lesson (unless it’s a trial lesson,) you will most likely buy 4 lessons a month, or 12-15 lessons for a semester (3-4 months.)  Some teachers offer discounts for larger lesson packages, but some do not.  Buying lesson packages is a good idea for a few reasons. For one, it gives the teacher a guarantee that you are serious about lessons.  This helps them pace the learning material properly in order to guarantee quality results and progress.  It also helps the student commit psychologically to the fact that learning an instrument is a long term process and doesn’t come from only taking a couple of lessons.

Is the Mcgill Conservatory worth the price?

What is the cost of the Mcgill Conservatory compared to the average in Montreal?

The McGill conservatory offers private lessons for piano, guitar, voice and recorder.  they charge a higher rate for instrumental lessons than in most schools.  They also require students to commit for an entire session which ranges from 10-13 weeks during the year and 6 over the summer.  They are steeped in the classical tradition and for students interested in this approach it may be worth the extra price because of the extra services and the quality of the teachers.  That said, you can very well find an equally qualified teacher at the standard price and avoid all the bureaucracy. For more information on the Mcgill Conservatory 

Instruments:

30 minutes: $38.50

45 minutes: $52.00

60 minutes: $62.50

Voice:

30 minutes: $40.80

45 minutes: $54.30

60 minutes: $64.80

Specialized lessons in Jazz and Classical music

Teachers with high level reputations as teachers or performers and who are often associated with a university charge between $50-$70 an hour in Montreal. Although, as I mentioned earlier classical violin teachers at the same level can charge up to $120 an hour.  For advanced music students or students that are looking to pursue music as a career, finding this kind of teacher is the way to go.

 


 

Elijah is a university-educated drummer with extensive experience for both teaching and musical performance.  Since completing his Bachelor of Music degree at Concordia University in 2010, he has played music across each province in Canada and in more than 20 countries around the world. For information about private lessons at his studio in Montreal or for lessons on Skype visit: Elijah Drums

 

 


 

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