How Much Do Clarinet Lessons Cost in Auburn, Indiana?

The Complete Guide to Clarinet Lesson Pricing for Auburn

By Rose Park • 12/29/20 updated 1/18/23 •  3 min read

The Average Clarinet Lesson Cost in Auburn, Indiana:

Clarinet lessons typically cost between $55-$100 per hour* in Auburn, Indiana, but costs can vary widely depending on the teacher’s education and performing level, the location, lesson length and whether they are in-person or online.

The average price for a one-hour clarinet lesson  in Auburn is $70. Live online clarinet lessons using Zoom or Skype charge between $20-40 for a half hour lesson. Local private one-on-one clarinet lessons range from $35-50 for a half hour lesson, while in-person group lessons can cost $25 for a half hour lesson.

Clarinet teachers without a music degree will charge as little as $35 per hour, and professionally performing clarinet players with with numerous competition awards might charge as much as $350!

* All prices are converted to USD.
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What Determines Auburn Clarinet Lesson Costs in Auburn?

Clarinet Teacher Level

Do you want your potential instructor to have a music degree or not? Clarinet teachers without music degrees tend to charge between $55-$70 per hour but they don’t offer professional level instruction.

Instructors who have a music degree that isn’t clarinet related, such as ones with a Bachelor’s in trumpet or saxophone who have some clarinet skills, will often charge $50-$70 per hour in Auburn. They generally have a solid understanding of music, but they don’t have advanced clarinet performing abilities and deep understanding of the instrument itself, and are very limited in giving practical instruction. This increases the risk that they will teach beginners bad habits that will be harmful and ineffective over time.

Top clarinet instructors will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in clarinet. Lessons with those teachers range from $50-$90 on average, with teachers with a Master’s or Doctorate in clarinet typically charging $70-$100 per hour.

It might seem like these clarinet teachers are only for advanced students, but it is best for beginners to learn clarinet the correct way from the beginning, so it’s important to have a teacher who knows how to take you smoothly from a beginning to an advanced level without building any bad habits.

The sooner you have a professional clarinet instructor, the sooner you will make real progress that sets you up for future advancement.

Q. Should beginners start with professional clarinet teachers?

Of course! It’s best for beginners to play clarinet the correct way from the start. A professional clarinet teacher knows how to take a beginner smoothly from step one to an advanced level without building any bad habits. 

The sooner you have a professional instructor, the faster you will make real, solid progress that sets you up for future advancement with musicality and accurate clarinet technique.

In-person vs Online Lessons

Online clarinet lessons are generally the most affordable option since the lessons can be set up with a few digital equipments in the comfort of your home. There is an average increase of $10 for in-person lessons at a teacher’s studio, and small additional increase about $10 to have the instructor visit your home. 

In-person prices can vary widely though depending on the number of qualified clarinet teachers in your area. In order to find highly-qualified clarinet teachers at reasonable prices, live online lessons will be your best bet.

Pre-recorded vs Live Lessons

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible clarinet lessons, there is the option of pre-recorded lessons. These are typically video or app-based lessons that aim to teach you foundational skills for a monthly fee. 

Unfortunately, pre-recorded lessons cannot be compared to the quality of live one-on-one lessons where the teacher can customize the lesson material just for you, provide live feedback on your playing in real time, and help you become better at practicing and performing. Any clarinet student who is interested in becoming a concert clarinet is better off looking for live 1-on-1 lessons, such as the $35 half hour lessons offered through Lesson With You.

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What Do You Learn in Clarinet Lessons?

1. Posture and Breathing Methods

In clarinet lessons, students learn how to play clarinet with the proper posture and breathing methods. Professional clarinet instructors can help students to learn both elements to prevent injury and muscle tension around the mouth, neck and shoulder.

2. Clarinet Technique

The instructor works with students to develop their clarinet performance skills by teaching them various techniques. These techniques include producing the right tone, articulating the notes correctly, and refining the music to match different musical styles like Classical, Jazz, or Pop. Students also learn how to practice clarinet efficiently by incorporating exercises that focus on developing finger control, vibrato and dynamic control.

3. Music Theory and Sight-Reading

During clarinet lessons, students can improve their knowledge of music theory and sight-reading skills. A professional clarinet teacher can help student learn how to read music notation accurately and  recognize important musical symbols and terms. By developing these skills, students play music more efficiently, learn new music faster and expand their repertoire.
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How to Find the Most Affordable Clarinet Lessons in Auburn, Indiana

We surveyed over 100 clarinet teachers across our own site, Lesson With You, and two other major sites, Takelessons.com and Thumbtack.com. We specifically looked for teachers who have a degree in clarinet and teach lessons online.

Lesson With You has a set price of $65 per hour. Each clarinet teacher at Lesson With You has either a Master’s or Doctorate in clarinet, but the lessons are only $65 per hour, making the live online clarinet lessons an incredible value.

Thumbtack had the highest average price among qualified teachers in Auburn, at $85 per hour. Even finding a teacher who didn’t major in clarinet, such as one with a flute or clarinet degree, did not do much to lower the price. Sorting through the options, it quickly became apparent that many of the top teachers did not have formal education in music, and even those who had a music degree often did not have it for clarinet, despite charging high prices for music lessons.

Takelessons has a lower average price, at $68 per hour among the teachers we surveyed. But like Thumbtack, many of the clarinet teachers listed either did not have a music degree or did not major in piano. Takelessons and Thumbtack both have a very large number of teachers, so surely there are some good deals, but finding teachers who’s education and prices matched that of the teachers at Lesson With You is difficult and time consuming.

Looking for the Best Clarinet Lessons in Auburn?

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Rose Park

Rose Park

Rose Park is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she studied Piano Performance and Arts Administration, receiving both Bachelor's and Master's degrees before co-founding Lesson With You. As a pianist, Rose was a prizewinner in many international piano competitions and performed at  various summer programs and festivals across the United States, Italy, and Japan.