Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
109 registered (ando, Albunea, Aibohphobia, 36251, accordeur, ahoffmann, 37 invisible), 1700 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2260020 - 04/10/14 10:44 PM You get what you pay for?
malkin Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3738
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
I just read this in the local classifieds:

Piano lesson for a beginner. Only $7.00 per week for 30 minutes individually, Please call for more information 801-XXX-XXXX

I'm not a piano teacher* and It makes me cringe!


*but I meet with one weekly.
_________________________
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2260055 - 04/11/14 01:17 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: malkin]
AprilMae Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Pacific NorthWest, USA
I wonder how old the teacher is? Maybe 12? On the other hand, Utahns can be very cheap.

I paid $5.00/week back in the early 70s in Salt Lake City.

Top
#2260121 - 04/11/14 07:46 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: malkin]
Morodiene Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 13665
Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
I'm sure she's very old and hasn't changed her rates in the past 50 years.

There was someone like this back in WI and apparently she would drink from her nipper bottle and fall asleep during lessons. Not implying that this person in the ad does, of course wink
_________________________
private piano/voice teacher FT



Top
#2260127 - 04/11/14 07:57 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: malkin]
Polyphonist Online   content
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 8736
Loc: New York City
ha

Probably some clueless kid, as AprilMae suggested, who's hardly more than a beginner themselves.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2260138 - 04/11/14 08:39 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: malkin]
keystring Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 13068
Loc: Canada
The only thing that we know is that somebody is offering piano lessons at $14.00/hour. That is all we know.

Top
#2260157 - 04/11/14 09:29 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: keystring]
TimR Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3614
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: keystring
The only thing that we know is that somebody is offering piano lessons at $14.00/hour. That is all we know.


Well, we might know one more thing.

The ad says "piano lesson for a beginner." There must be a reason for qualifying "piano lesson" that way. If a lesson is suitable only for a beginner, it implies some lack of capability or at least confidence on the part of the teacher.

I would argue a beginner might need a capable teacher MORE, to avoid starting out with bad habits.


Edited by TimR (04/11/14 09:29 AM)
_________________________
gotta go practice

Top
#2260163 - 04/11/14 09:43 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: malkin]
David Farley Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 908
Loc: Chicago, Illinois
Many of the piano teachers in my hometown only taught up to a certain level, and then handed their students off to someone more advanced, if they got that far and wanted to continue. But this was understood up front. They weren't bad teachers, though, at least the ones I had, and their schedules were always full. This was in the 70s.

Top
#2260169 - 04/11/14 10:06 AM Re: You get what you pay for? [Re: TimR]
keystring Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 13068
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: TimR
Originally Posted By: keystring
The only thing that we know is that somebody is offering piano lessons at $14.00/hour. That is all we know.


Well, we might know one more thing.

The ad says "piano lesson for a beginner." There must be a reason for qualifying "piano lesson" that way. If a lesson is suitable only for a beginner, it implies some lack of capability or at least confidence on the part of the teacher.

I would argue a beginner might need a capable teacher MORE, to avoid starting out with bad habits.

That's an important point, Tim. I shudder every time somebody who wants to start teaching is told they should experiment with beginners, because this is when the foundations are formed.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!

--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater Korg Giveaway
Sweetwater Korg Kronos Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Turns
by tilbury
11 minutes 53 seconds ago
Where to find decent sheet music for Misty by Erroll Garner?
by hexentanz
Today at 10:17 AM
jazz chord voicings
by iamanders
Today at 08:09 AM
Bad classicists
by mischeli
Today at 04:52 AM
"Avoid Notes" sucks
by mischeli
Today at 04:46 AM
Forum Stats
83,463 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,305 Topics
2,519,965 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission