An acoustic piano is ideal but not always practical for city living. All students need a minimum of a full size, 88-key, weighted digital piano with music rack, damper pedal, and adjustable bench. The Yamaha P-115 is ideal for the beginning student or those who have space/noise issues with their apartment. If you already own an acoustic piano, please maintain it with twice annual tunings. If you want to buy a piano, I am more than happy to help!
Realistic Financial Expectations
Baby Grand: $10,000-75,000.00!!!
High end upright: $2,500-10,000.00
Low end upright: “Free”-$1,000, plus movers
Yamaha P-115 plus accoutrements: $1,000.00
Hourly lessons, annually, with assumed vacation time of 8 weeks: $3,212
45 Minute lessons: $2,464
Half hour lessons: $1,672
Metronome: (Matrix MR600 Deluxe is recommended) $45
Annual Studio Fee: $100