How Much do Saxophone Lessons Cost in Kōtō, Japan?

The Complete Guide to Saxophone Lesson Pricing

By Rose Park • 2/10/23 •  3 min read

The Average Saxophone Lesson Cost in Kōtō, Japan:

Saxophone lessons generally cost between $30-$70 per hour in Kōtō, Japan, but costs can vary widely depending on the teacher’s education and performing level, the location, lesson length and whether the lesson is taught in-person or online.

The average price for a one-hour saxophone lesson is $60. Live online saxophone lessons using Zoom, Skype or Google Meet charge between $20-40 for a half hour lesson. Local in-person lessons range from $35-45 for a half hour lesson, while in-person group ensemble lessons averages $18 for a half hour lesson.

Saxophone teachers without a music degree will charge as little as $25 an hour. Instructors with degrees in saxophone charge $60 on average per hour and professionally performing saxophonists with significant tour and performing experience can charge well over $100! 

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What Determines Saxophone Lesson Costs in Kōtō?

Saxophone Teacher Level

Saxophone instructors without music degrees tend to charge about $20 per hour but they do not offer a professional level instruction.

Teachers who have a music degree that isn’t saxophone related, such as ones with a Bachelor’s in guitar or drums who have some saxophone skills, will often charge $25-$35 per hour. They generally have a solid understanding of music, but they don’t have advanced saxophone performing skills and are very limited in giving practical and detailed instruction. This increases the risk that they will teach beginners bad habits that will be harmful over time.

Your potential saxophone instructor will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in saxophone, and lessons with those teachers range from $40-$60 per hour on average. Teachers with a Master’s or Doctorate typically charging $50-$70 per hour.

Q. Should beginners learn from professional saxophone instructors?

Of course! It’s best for beginners to play saxophone the correct way from the start. A professional saxophone 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 saxophone technique.

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In-person vs Online Lessons

Online saxophone 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 saxophone teachers in your area. In order to find highly-qualified saxophone 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 saxophone 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 saxophone student who is interested in becoming a concert saxophonist is better off looking for live 1-on-1 lessons, such as the $30 half hour lessons offered through Lesson With You.

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How to Find the Most Affordable Saxophone Lessons in Kōtō

We surveyed over 100 saxophone teachers across our own site, Lesson With You, and two other major sites, Wyzant and Takelessons.com, using a random zip code as the location. We specifically looked for teachers who have a degree in saxophone and teach online lessons.

Lesson With You has a fixed price of $55 per hour and indeed the cost value is better than any other site we have found. Saxophone instructors at Lesson With You has at least a Bachelor’s in saxophone from music schools such as the Northwestern University, but the lessons are only $55 per hour, making the live online lessons an incredible value.

Takelessons.com had the highest average price among qualified saxophone teachers, at $60 per hour. Even finding a teacher who didn’t major in saxophone, such as one with general music education or composition degree, charges online lessons about $40 to $50 per hour. Those who majored in saxophone performance during college degree often charge at least $60 for an hour online lesson.

Wyzant has an average cost of $60 per hour among the teachers we surveyed. But like Takelessons, many of the saxophone instructors either didn’t have a music degree or didn’t major in saxophone. Both websites have a very large number of saxophone teachers available, so surely there are some good deals, but finding teachers whose education and prices matched that of the teachers at Lesson With You is difficult and time consuming.

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Instructors

16,000+

Lessons taught

4.9/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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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.