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How Much Does It Cost To Learn Piano In Singapore?

If you are looking for private piano lesson, make sure to read the following first to find out the rough cost it takes to learn the piano in Singapore before proceeding!

Grade 1 to 2 (45 minutes weekly lessons): $140 to $210

Grade 3 to 4 (45 minutes weekly lessons): $180 to $240

Grade 5 to 6 (60 minutes weekly lessons): $230 to $270

Grade 7 to 8 (60 minutes weekly lessons): $260 to $330

Diploma (60 minutes weekly lessons): $350 to $450

Piano lessons’ fees usually vary, and the following are some of the main factors which determine any teacher’s particular rate.

1. Full time piano teachers generally charge more

First of all, full time teachers generally charge more. This is because they are usually more experienced, and therefore they do charge a small premium for their services. This is not true all of the time, but sometimes. So do not be surprised if you see this.

2. The length of a teacher’s career

The longer the career of a teacher, the more he or she will charge for the piano lessons. This is because the teacher would have spent more years teaching students and knowing what students want more.

3. The qualifications of the teacher

Although most teachers have at least grade 8 ABRSM certifications, some teachers have a Diploma or even a Masters in music. These higher educated teachers tend to command and charge a higher fee for their teaching services.

4. The location of the piano lessons

If the teacher is teaching the piano lesson at his or her own studio, then they will usually charge slightly less. However, as most teachers travel to the student’s home, the teachers will factor in an additional cost which compensates them for their time, effort and costs travelling.

5. The age of the student

Some teachers tend to charge more for adult piano lessons. This is because adult piano students tend to have more infrequent lessons, more lesson reschedules due to work commitment as well as learning for a shorter period of time overall.

If you are looking for home piano lessons,

How To Prepare For Your Piano Exams In Singapore – 4 Tips!

One of the key things you want to do to prepare for your piano exams in Singapore is to practise without using the pedals because you want to make sure that your fingers are really connected well. This is especially the case for legato songs.

Another great way to practise and prepare for your piano exams is to practise mentally and away from your piano. When you can conceptualise the sound and the fingering without even moving your fingers nor looking at the scores, this means that you are extremely familiar with the scores, which is a great thing.

Another important tip to prepare for your piano exams is to play for your friends or relatives in a setting that is comfortable but is formal.

You also want to be mentally prepared and know that some examiners will be harsh because they are doing their job. From their point of view, they may be feeling cold or hungry and just want to go home or go for lunch. Therefore, you sometimes see some of them being grumpy. Do note that an examiner’s smiling or sulking has nothing to do with the scores you are going to get during your piano exams. I have been through exams where the examiner was sulking the whole time and I scored a distinction. On the other hand, I have been through piano tests where the examiner was smiling and complimenting me and I barely passed.

Anyway, for more tips, please refer to the video below on preparing for a piano exam in Singapore!