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    Default How Much to Charge for One On One Lessons

    I recently had to stop teaching at the location that I was teaching at for the last two years because I am moving to far away, And I am going to start teaching one on one lessons and group lessons, I plan to come to you, How much do you think I should charge for these classes, I was thinking that $35 dollars a class would be a good price since my old classes were $20.0 a class, I have to think about travel time and gas. Does anyone have any advice on a price?

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    Go with an hourly rate, figure out how much it costs you to travel to teach & use that to base your 'travel expenses'. Most teachers I know charge a rate that combines the hourly rate with travel time so each person may get a different rate depending on how far you have to travel. Since this is what I observed, it's what I do myself.

    As for how much to charge, well only you know how much you think you're worth. Charge accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goddessyasaman View Post
    I recently had to stop teaching at the location that I was teaching at for the last two years because I am moving to far away, And I am going to start teaching one on one lessons and group lessons, I plan to come to you, How much do you think I should charge for these classes, I was thinking that $35 dollars a class would be a good price since my old classes were $20.0 a class, I have to think about travel time and gas. Does anyone have any advice on a price?
    Personally, your price sounds low to me. Group classes are not the same as private lessons. I'd at least double the cost. Around here, I know dancers charging $50-$75/private lesson. I'd actually try to get a feel of what other people charge in your area. Call a karate studio or another dance studio and ask what private lessons cost.

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    The prices do seem low to me as well. For example a local studio here that offeres classes, that the students go to, are $130 for 10 weeks at once a week for 1 hour.

    However private lessons at a studio I've taken with a professional dancer and it ran $60-70 per hour time slot. Now if she was coming to my place I'd expect that to be even more.
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    Sounds low to me, too. If you are moving to an area where private dance teachers are few and far between, checking music lesson charges is a good way to figure what the going rate for private dance lessons should be. I paid $45 per hour for cello lessons fifteen years ago and I travelled to the teacher's studio.
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    I've only known one teacher who charged $35.00 and that was because it was her studio. Otherwise, it starts at $50.00 and can go as high as $90.00, possibly even more.

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    Here in Australia it is $60 and hour for a private lesson and you can share that between 2 or 3 people if you want. It is less if you provide the venue. Of course there is an exchange rate to factor in if you can be bothered.

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    Ditto on what has already been said. At least 60 an hour... and that is if they come to you. Not only are you giving one on one instruction, you are also crafting a lesson plan to that student, specific to what he or she wants to work on...

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    I agree with the others, that definitely seems low. If I were getting a private lesson, I would expect it to be at least $50- no matter where you live.

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    In Cairo the fee for private lessions is 150-600 le (27-110 $)/person/hour. Every teacher have their own price.

    If there is several students (1-4) it doesn't lower the price per person.
    If there is bigger groups then there might be discount.

    Of course you have to travel to Cairo first.

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