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Fees Increase for Single Lessons

posted 31 Jul 2018, 04:07 by Chris Morris
Due to a rise in the cost of running Dundee Drum Academy, I am raising the price of single lessons by £2. The single lesson increase will become effective from Monday 3rd September 2018. The new prices of lessons will be as follows:

    • 10 minute lessons - £12
    • 30 minute lessons - £14.50
    • 60 minute lessons - £25

As you will know, I have never raised the prices of lessons since starting Dundee Drum Academy back in 2011. In that time, I have earned an LTCL diploma in instrumental teaching, introduced two annual concerts, a snare drumming competition, and I am in the process of introducing African drumming for children and adults. All of this, of course comes with extra costs, and I have plans to introduce more in the months and years to come, but I would not expect another price increase.

The decision to increase the price was made after taking advice from my professional body, the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians). The ISM send out an annual survey each year to private instrumental tutors to find out what they charge for lessons, and it has been found that there are many other teachers charging more for lessons, and they are less qualified and experienced. Even with this increase in fees, lessons at Dundee Drum Academy will still be cheaper than other places, as I want to ensure that music lessons are open and affordable to as many people as possible. If it weren’t for the free music lessons I received at school myself, I would not be where I am today and I think it’s important to keep the price of lessons as affordable as possible without making it difficult to continue to earn a living from doing what I love to do.

Discount for block-bookings.

If you currently pay for lessons in blocks, there will be no change to the price of lessons. If you currently pay for single lessons at a time, you can change to block bookings to receive the same discount. Block bookings will continue to be the same price:

    • Four 20 minute lessons - £40
    • Four 30 minute lessons - £50
    • Four 60 minute lessons - £92

Thanks for your continued support of the work done here at Dundee Drum Academy. I look forward to seeing all pupils continue to grow as musicians and people.

Chris Morris
LTCL Instrumental Teaching
BA Popular Music Performance
Dundee Drum Academy.