Cost to hire a Keyboard Teacher on Bidvine

£20 - £36

National average price

£20 - £36  National average range
£20 - £36

£20

£36

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How much do keyboard lessons cost?

Mar 22, 2018

Taking music lessons of any kind is good for anyone. Playing an instrument is a great way to express yourself. Music can help to reduce stress and improve your mental fitness. It's also a lot of fun!

There are a few other factors that might affect what your lessons are like which are discussed further below.

Considerations

It's important to decide what you're looking to get out of your music lessons before you search for your music instructor.

Student’s Experience

While it can help to have some knowledge of music, you can still start keyboard lessons without any formal experience.

Being able to read music can be quite advantageous when it comes lessons. So, it is important to let your instructor know how comfortable you are with reading music right from the start.

That way your tutor can plan lessons accordingly. You may also wish to share the age of the student. Although age doesn't determine experience, it can influence how the lessons are set up. Lessons for younger students tend to focus on nursery rhymes whereas older students will have a wider repertoire of songs.

Musical Genre

Keyboard tutors may specialise in a certain type of music. If you have a preference, it's important to say so! This will help you find the right teacher.

Classical music is a favourite, but every style of music has its own rewards. Rock music focuses on chords and chord progressions. Jazz and blues tend to focus on rhythm and often teach players how to improvise. Then, country music is another style that can be incredibly fun to learn!

There are pieces of varying skill levels within each genre. A tutor can help you become proficient in any style.

Group Vs. One to One Lessons

You can also have a choice between taking lessons on your own or with others.
A group lesson is more social, especially for young students. Learning in a group can help students learn to hear the difference between notes. However, some students can feel more shy about playing when surrounded by other students.

One to one lessons are great for a student of any age and shy students especially. In these lessons, it’s easier to focus on playing without the distraction of other students around. You'll also forge a great connection with your teacher.

Figure out the right fit for your needs. Not everyone will flourish in the same situation.

Access to Keyboard

Practice is an important part of learning to play. To solidify what you're learning, you'll need to have access to a keyboard between lessons.

You may need to buy a keyboard to ensure a more convenient practice. If you know you'll be taking lessons for a while, this can be the most cost-effective option. You can also rent an instrument to take home, but the cost of this can add up over time. So, if you do plan to take keyboard lessons long-term it may best to purchase a keyboard.

If you aren’t sure which keyboard will be best, make sure to ask your instructor for guidance.

Time

Most keyboard lessons are 1 hour in length. The lesson might be broken down into shorter sections that focus on a particular skill. You might spend five minutes warming up with scales, for example, before you look at playing a piece of music.

If you're also learning how to read music, this will also factor into lesson length. So as a beginner you’ll be learning a variety of new skills throughout the lesson.

Remember to allow time to practice between lessons. It's essential for effective learning.

Experience

When you start your search, it’s also important to look for a keyboard tutor you get along with.

This is simply because you'll learn best from a teacher you feel comfortable with. Reviews from previous students can help give you an idea of what lessons with a particular teacher will be like too. That way it will be easier to decide if they’re a good fit for your learning style.

Most keyboard tutors have a solid understanding of music, whether they’ve gained this through practical or academic experience. If you’re interested in learning more about your keyboard tutor’s background check out their Bidvine profile or respond to their bid and ask!

Remember to consider the style of music while searching for your tutor. If you would like to focus on a particular style of music it’s important to find an instructor who is passionate about this as well.

Location

Keyboard lessons are usually taught in a studio or at home. Studio lessons are great for after school or after work lessons. When you time them correctly you can travel straight there after work while you're already out. You’ll find that there are fewer distractions in a dedicated musical learning space!

Remember to consider the distance and any travel costs if you are going to make the trek to a studio for lessons.

A keyboard is a must if you choose to take lessons at home. Whether you've decided to rent or buy, you’ll need to have a keyboard for your first lesson.

Summary

Deciding to learn an instrument is not a decision you'll regret. Working with a tutor can get you back into playing keyboard or help you learn a great new skill.

When you're just starting out, a keyboard tutor is very helpful. They’ll teach the very basics of the keys, music notes and even more complicated pieces. A tutor can help you realise your dreams of learning to play the keyboard.

Ready to find the perfect keyboard tutor? Let us do the work. Submit a free request for lessons on Bidvine. We'll help you find local teachers, and you can decide who's the best fit!


Keyboard Teachers near you

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Fireworks Music School

 
(58 reviews)

191 hires on Bidvine

Merton Park, South West London SW19 3HZ


Dave P.Verified Review

Steve is a brilliant piano teacher. Our 7yr old daughter loves the lessons and is really coming on. Dave SW16

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Ruby Music School

 
(13 reviews)

13 hires on Bidvine

Hammersmith and Fulham, West London W14 0NH


Walid A.Verified Review

Really really happy with the service provided. RMS has found the perfect teacher for me and my first experience with Violin was as great as I expected it to be. They are very quick in finding the right teacher for you and they are all very nice people. Definitely recommend!

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Fabio Parisella

 
(9 reviews)

18 hires on Bidvine

Bostall Heath, South East London SE2 0LY


Guannan L.Verified Review

He is a very knowledgeable, professional teacher both in music theory and piano skill. In addition, he is patient and friendly person. Strong recommend to anyone who is willing to learn piano!!

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Daniel Wood

 
(8 reviews)

6 hires on Bidvine

East Ham, East London E6 3JE


Alba A.Verified Review

Dan has been teaching me piano since October last year. He is always patient and approachable - he uses a varied range of exercises, which make classes super fun and never repetitive; he always encourages me to improvise and explore what I naturally gravitate towards musically and I always leave with things to work on which are specific to me and our last lesson. He is responsive and accommodating even with a super busy schedule - couldn't recommend him enough!

CJ

Caroline James

 
(7 reviews)

Walthamstow, North East London E17 4AD


About

Certified with the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 8 level with 17 years of experience playing in classical style. Also qualified with a BA Hons in Music (2:1) at the University of Sheffield. Currently studying for a Master's in Music Therapy at the University of Roehampton. I offer a fun and encouraging approach in teaching at beginner and intermediate level to both adults and children (I have an Enhanced DBS) with music theory interweaved in lessons.

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AB Music Academy

 
(6 reviews)

8 hires on Bidvine

Acton, West London W3 7YG


Antoniuos A.Verified Review

Recommended to everyone , it’s very important for beginners to start with a teacher instead of tutorial videos. Many thanks andrada.

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