The cost of music lessons has four components:
- cost of the
- cost of
- competition or
The cost for lessons
would depend on whether your child is taking private or group lessons,
the length of the class and the qualifications of the instructor.
Music sessions will run
for 16 -20 weeks. As a general indication, most instruments
will be $25 - $40 for a 30 minute lesson, $35 -$50 for a 45
minute lesson and $50 - $60 for a 60 minute lesson. Some
organizations offer family discounts and group rates. Many
students enjoy taking lessons with their family or friends.
The cost of the
instrument would depend on whether you rent or purchase the instrument.
Initially, your best option is to rent a trumpet from your local music
store.If you rent the instrument it is usually done on a three month trial
basis that will automatically turn into a year contract if the
instrument is not returned. You can pay the cost all once at the
beginning or they will automatically bill your credit card on a monthly
basis. It will cost you approximately $150.00 for the year.
If you choose to
purchase the instrument you have the option of purchasing a new or used
instrument. A used instrument will be substantially cheaper and
many times are like new. Long-term
dedicated students should purchase a trumpet at some point in their
development. A student trumpet will normally work for the first three
years but as the player excels they will need to move to a more
expensive instrument. A student trumpet will cost about $400.00 or
$700.00 dollars, Intermediate trumpets will cost approximately $900.00
or more and the starting price for a professional is $1500.00 with an
average cost of $1800.00.
Initially, the materials required
will be a method book. Some music stores will include the book with the
rental of the instrument. In addition, some musical accessories could be
recommended depending on the instructor. For instance, music
stands, portable CD players, microphones or instrument stands may be
recitals are a wonderful way for your child to show their abilities to
the world and it is extremely exciting for them. However, many
recitals and competitions often have entry fees. You will need to
discuss with child's instructor their philosophy on this subject. School
recitals are usually free of charge.