It has been a while since I last booked a teacher but the rates don’t seem to have risen much in recent years.
A survey of 1,100 instrumental and singing members of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) shows rates ranging across Britain from £24 ($35) an hour to £34 ($50). The average rate is £29.
Comparisons are always invidious, but it does strike me that music teachers are seriously underpaid. A science tutor can claim at least fifty percent more, and any kind of therapist, no matter how specious, can expect twice as much.
So, are we underpaying music teachers? And are things better in other countries? Your views, please…