The True Cost of Guitar Lessons

November 25th, 2009

Many people have asked about the average price of guitar lessons, mostly because they’ve found how affordable it can be to learn guitar online.

While it’s tough to pinpoint an accurate cost of guitar lessons, it is fair to say that private guitar lessons:

- Are usually 30 minutes long
- Cost between $10-$35 each

The exact price depends on where you live, and of course, the instructor you’re paying.

Many beginners select the cheapest teacher in the area, but they end up wasting their money (and time) because the instructor isn’t as good as the others charging more. Sometimes they’ll get lucky, but it’s almost impossible to tell from the start.

Another very important part of the cost of guitar lessons to consider is the gas money it takes to take those extra trips every week to the teacher.

If you’re lucky enough to be within a few minutes of the instructor, this might only add another $10 or $20 to the cost each month. However, if you live further away, this can really add up over time!

The last factor in to consider for the average price of guitar lessons is the extras you’ll be forced to buy while taking lessons, such as supplemental lessons, work books, song lessons, CD’s, and other equipment your teacher will ask you to purchase.

All in all, I highly recommend taking online guitar lessons, as they can save $1,500+ per year!

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