October 06, 2011

?Cost for Private Lessons?

Alright...I need some thoughts on this.  I have been contacted by a former parent who would like for me to give private lessons for her two daughters.  The older girl was one of my students...and was WONDERFUL.  I never taught the younger sister....they moved from our zone before she was in school. Amazing art lovin' family...it would be fun to do!!  Then they are talking to another former student to see if she would like to join the fun.  She to was great & loved art! STILL FUN!  THEN....they have talked to two other students that go to school with the youngest girl.  So 5 kids...2 I know well.  The age range is 7-12(I think 12).   What do you charge for an hour in this situation?!?!?!  I really have no idea. THOUGHTS/PERSONAL EXPERIENCES PLEASE!

12 comments:

  1. I teach music rather than art (I just like your blog!) but music lessons in our area of KY run $10-$15 for a half hour, and group lessons would be toward the bottom end of that range, if that helps any.

    ReplyDelete
  2. To be fair to you it can't be less than the material cost. What do you make hourly as a teacher? For a group I would think your hourly rate plus materials or something like that might be a good place to start. With 5 kids it will be much like teaching a class and normally you would expect the school to pay the materials.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree with Indiri. For a private lesson with one student, I charge approximately $1/min but for a group setting you would have to charge less per student. Are you doing the lessons at your house or driving somewhere?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I teach art classes out of my home and have been doing it for 3 years. I charge an upfront registration fee of $25.00 per student and then I charge a session fee (which is 8 classes per session) of $80.00. My classes run 1 hour long. Its a huge success. Started with 5 children, and have over 60. I have grossed over $30,000 this year and I work 5 hours a week. There is some great money in it, but you do have to be on top of the game, which you seem you are.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do lessons at our after school program and for this session which is 5 lessons I have 7 students. They are charged $50- for these 5 lessons. This includes materials. Hope this helps.

    ReplyDelete
  6. came across your blog b/c it was linked to another. i send my son to art classes at a local art association in town. i paid $115 for 10 weeks (an additional 10% off due to signing up early so 103). supplies included. the class is an hour and a half. class min is 5 max is 12. i send my son to many different activities and expect to pay in the 10-14 range for most group activities depending on class/project and location.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I work at a non-profit and our classes generally boil down to anywhere between $12-15 per child, per class. Classes usually last an hour and 15 minutes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. For group lessons, I've been paid anywhere from $15 - $35 an hour depending on the venue, excluding the cost of materials. The students, however, paid the various programs between $10 - $60 each for a one-hour workshop type class. Class size was usually a minimum of three students to a maximum of twelve, usually ranging in age from 10 - 14 years old.

    ReplyDelete
  9. When I taught a homeschool class I charged $5 per child, with a max of $20 for a family. Since they were tax paying community members, I used school materials for the projects. The challenge was planning a lesson over ages 5-12. I ended up splitting it into 2 groups.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I charge $25 an hour for private lessons, but when a sibling becomes involved, I only up it by $10 if I am teaching them at the same time. When it is a group of several families I charge less, as if it is a class rather than a private lesson because they don't all get that one-on-one attention as soon as you add in a few extra kids - usually $15 per child per hour, and an additional $10 again if they are siblings. Family discounts mean happy parents!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My son took private HS lessons, and it was $10 per class, and the classes were 90 min. The supplies she used really were very basic-paper, markers, clay, that sort of thing. They took home handouts on whatever they did.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I teach private art lessons from my home. I charge $20 an hour and a one time art supply fee per project ( which is $20 or less). I don't make money on the supply fee and I only take up to 5 kids at a time. I use a lot of different mediums, parents seem to really like more than basic stuff.

    ReplyDelete