Congratulations on deciding to become a pianist or having your child be a pianist! Taking piano lessons in Singapore has lots of benefits – first of all, piano lessons are relatively cheap in Singapore. Secondly, piano lessons improve a person’s IQ which is great for academic performance. Last but not least, at least in Singapore, learning to play the piano makes you appear more cultured and sophisticated.
Piano lesson fees vary a fair bit. This is because it is dependent on whether you want to take casual piano lessons or for the purpose of passing the ABRSM graded piano examinations. When it comes to casual piano lessons, most teachers usually charge a fixed rate over the years, and only account for inflation. For example, when it comes to casual private lessons in Singapore, most teachers charge between $150 to $250 per month for 4 lessons.
However, when it comes to music lessons for the piano ABRSM examinations, then the rates will differ and increase over the years based on the grade you are taking now. Grade 1 lessons are generally around $120 to $140 for 4 lessons a month, and increases up till around $300 to $350 a month for four grade 8 music lessons.
Here is a quick view at the rates that many local private piano teachers in Singapore charge in table format so that it may be easier for you to understand:
Piano Grade – Duration per Lesson – Lesson Fees
Beginners – 45 mins – $130 to $160
One – 45 mins – $140 to $170
Two – 45 mins – $150 to $180
Three – 45 mins – $160 to $190
Four – 45 mins – $170 to $200
Five – 60 mins – $190 to $240
Six – 60 mins – $200 to $260
Seven – 60 mins – $220 to $280
Eight – 60 mins – $240 to $320
Diploma – 60 mins – $280 to $400
Do note that not all teachers teach all kinds of lessons. Some only want to specialize in teaching kids, while others only want to teach adults. However, most teachers teach kids as they are the majority of students in Singapore.
At our agency, we have teachers who specialize in ABRSM exams, and they follow a proven system with strong regimentation to help students get through the ABRSM exams easily. However, we also have other music teachers who specialize in helping students who want to master pop songs, and simply share the love of piano and music with the rest of the world. These lessons are much more relaxed, and malleable in nature to suit casual piano students in Singapore. It all really depends on what the students want. Additionally, private lessons are much cheaper than that of school lessons, simply because the teachers have no overheads to cover, and therefore no need to charge students for that.