Pricing policy - Music for all
After reading the article below and a recent chat with one of our students, we thought that we should share the AngleseyMusic philosophy on our pricing.
Simon has been playing piano and keyboard for over 35 years, and teaching and performing for over 25. "Music is something that has carried me through good and bad times, through school and work. Music is an integral part of my life, its more than a job, its part of who I am."
We believe that music, and good quality music education, should be available to everyone, regardless of age, ability or anything else, everyone should have the chance to learn. Sadly proper piano and keyboard lessons aren't available in general education and there's a lot of educators around who only offer very poor quality or limited learning or charge "elite" prices. AngleseyMusic does not subscribe to the attitude of charging high prices, preferring to keep lessons accessible to all.
In setting up AngleseyMusic, we decided that our pricing should respect the diversity of the population on Anglesey. Where we have to charge a minimum amount to enable us to keep our business operating successfully with stability and allow our teachers to make a living so they can give their full commitment to music education, we are considerably below the recommended private music teacher prices of £40 to £55 per hour because, we feel, that this price wouldn't allow people from specific areas of the island the chance to take on music lessons.
We all face financial difficulties at times, all have other things that we need to pay for in our lives, music should not be something kept for those who earn well. Its for you, for me and for all. All of our teachers are parents themselves and we know that there is always a struggle to not only to find a reliable and competent teacher, but one who will not over charge for the privilege of teaching.
With our prices starting at £30 per hour for music room lessons, a price which we have calculated to be the lowest we can possibly offer and is therefore none-negotiable, which can include piano, keyboard (or combined), singing and vocal, guitar, music theory and literacy and playing by ear, all genres and styles and all given the same respect and encouragement we show that you can have an amazing, qualified, experienced teacher who puts music and yours and your children's education as more important than money. It's this reason that we set our prices as low as we possibly can whilst maintaining the quality of education and ensuring that our business and teachers will stay around for many years offering music lessons to multiple generations.
AngleseyMusic offers the areas most experienced, qualified and in-demand teachers for a price that says music really is for everyone.
For further reading regarding music lesson pricing in the UK, please read: http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/15962904