How much do singing lessons cost?

Average cost in 20149: $65 /hr See National

$50/hr

low cost

$65/hr

avg cost

$85/hr

high cost

The average cost for a voice coach is $65/hr. You are likely to spend between $50 and $85 per hour. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated April 1st, 2017

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Singing lessons are available to people of all ages, regardless of prior experience or the ability to read music. Many people take singing lessons to learn how to sing classical, jazz, pop, R&B, rap, country, opera or musical theater. Lessons typically last from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, and several factors affect the cost.

Teacher

The teacher’s reputation, training and experience factor into the cost of their singing lessons. Vocal instructors who have performed on prestigious stages, have trained celebrities or are highly sought-after will generally have higher rates.

Intro lesson

Introductory lessons allow the student and teacher to get to know one another and determine if they are a good fit. These lessons are often offered at a discount rate. Here are some pricing examples:

Duration

The length of time spent in the lesson plays a major role in the cost. Generally speaking, the longer the lesson, the higher the cost. Vocal Coaching with Mara Beier has tiered pricing as follows:

  • 30-minute lesson: $40

  • 45-minute lesson: $60

  • 60-minute lesson: $80

Frequency

Singing instructors often offer lesson packages that provide a discounted cost per lesson when the student purchases in bulk.

Group lessons

Teachers offer singing boot camps, group lessons and workshops that focus on everything from beginning singing skills to singing for the theater or singing commercially. Introductory group lessons in particular can be a great way for a beginner to save. For example, the two-hour singing boot camp class by Wickham Vocal Studios is $25 per week.

Remote lessons

Some instructors offer remote sessions at a lower rate per session than for in-studio time. For example, The Vocal Lab offers a 60-minute Skype session for $65.

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