showcase / workshop fees
I've been teaching the guitar for a little while now and have started to look at showcases / workshops in schools.
This would involve one hour, probably in curriculum time, performing in various styles, a discussion about guitar basics and the chance for some of the children to have a go at playing.
What I want to know is the going rate for such work, i.e what should I charge?
I have people suggesting figure from Â£20 - Â£200.
This seems a little too wide ranging a quote!!
Does anyone do this sort of thing?
Does anyone here have an idea of a going rate.
I live and work in England by the way.
Thankyou in advance.
That seems really pricey to me. I'm thinking about packaging the same sort of thing for day camps this summer, and I was figuring somewhere between $5-7 per student for 2-4 hours - with use of guitars included (I'm still working out details on getting 20+ 3/4 size guitars, transport, etc.). On the total income side, that would be in the $100-280 range for 20 students, or $50-70 per hour of my time - not figuring guitar costs, advertising, etc. When you add up the costs, I'll probably end up with less than giving private lessons, but I might get ongoing students from it.
If you have luck getting 200 pounds an hour, be sure to let me know!
Guitar teacher offering lessons in Plainfield IL
I assume Â£200 is a fee that some of the more experienced players / teachers can command. Presumably they will also have excellent reputations and perhaps celebrity status / connections.
I charge Â£20 / hr for individual lessons so I guess I'll work from that figure adding expenses but also time. A one hour lesson takes one hour but a showcase would take up about 3 hours including preparaton and setting up at least.
If I get the BIG 200 I'll be sure to let you know,