Private music tuition fees: our survey results 2017

In September 2016, most private teachers charged between £27 and £38 per hour with the mid-point being £30.

The latest survey results continue to show that teachers in Central London charge more than teachers in Greater London who in turn charge significantly more than teachers in the South East and East Anglia who charge more than those in the wider UK. Elsewhere in the UK there was less variation.

Fees for private music tuition in September 2016 (in £ per hour)

£ per hour

£ per hour

Mid-point*

Central range**

Central London

40

35-50

Greater London

36

30-45

South East and East Anglia

33

30-39.60

Rest of UK

30

25-32

Overall UK

30

27-38

Fee increases

Almost a third of survey respondents (30.5%) reported that they had raised their private teaching rates over the previous 12 months. The majority of those who did increase their fees raised them by between £1 and £5 per hour. The average increase reported was £2 per hour. In Central London, the starting rate has increased by £5 when compared with last year.

A high proportion of survey respondents (43.6%) expected to increase their tuition rate over the 12 months to September 2017, with 1 in 5 respondents expecting to increase their fees by £4 or more.