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Piano Teacher Salary Singapore – How Much Can You Make?

How much salary can you make as a full time piano teacher in Singapore? Let us explore the piano teacher salaries for both private and school teachers.

Let us first talk about private piano teachers. Basically, as a private piano teacher, you are basically self employed. You set your hours, you get your own students and you charge your own rates.

Let us make a few assumptions here:

  • You are grade 8 or Diploma certified
  • You intend to work full time only
  • You are hardworking, and do not mind working on weekends/weekdays and night time
  • You are willing to travel (within reason) in Singapore

An average teacher charges approximately $140 per month for Grade 1 students. This increases an average of $10 to $20 per month per grade until it reaches around $300 per month for Grade 8 students. This means that if you teach students across the various different grades, you make approximately $200 per student per month.

If travelling time between each student’s location is a conservative 1 hour, then each student will take you around 2 hours per day. This is inclusive of travelling time. Keep in mind that in reality, you will probably take way less than 1 hour to travel between student’s houses.

Assuming that you work a normal 8 hours a day, that is 4 students per day. If you work 5 days a week, that is a total of 20 students a week, which is also equivalent to 20 students a month. If you want more students as a private piano teacher in Singapore, you can contact a local music teacher agency like SG Learn Piano.

As a result of that, you can conservatively expect to make $4000 per month, with no need for deduction for compulsory CPF due to you being fully self employed. This means you will keep in your pocket approximately $4000 per month teaching 4 students a day for 5 days a week. If you work more or less, that can affect your salary as a private piano teacher in Singapore.

Now let us talk about how much you can make as a school piano tutor in Singapore.

As a music teacher working at a music school in Singapore, the average salary is around $2200 to $3500 per month. This is pretty standard and the same across the entire Singapore across different music schools. This means that your net per month is around $1800 to $2800 per month.

So there you go, that is how much you can expect to make in terms of your salary if you are a music teacher in Singapore!