How Much Do Violin Lessons Cost in Kent, Washington?

The Complete Guide to Violin Lesson Pricing for Kent

By Marc Levesque  updated 10/01/23 • 4 min read

The Average Violin Lesson Cost in Kent, Washington:

Violin lessons in Kent, Washington generally cost between $60-$100 per hour,* 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 violin lesson in Kent is $70. Live online violin lessons using Zoom or Skype charge between $20-40 for a half hour lesson. Local private one-on-one violin lessons range from $35-50 for a half hour lesson, while in-person group lessons can cost $25 for a half hour lesson.

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

Lesson With You, the leading provider of violin lessons in Kent, offers lessons with expert violin instructors starting at only $35.

* All prices are converted to USD.
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What Determines Kent Violin Lesson Costs?

Violin Teacher Level

Do you want your potential instructor to have a music degree or not? Violin teachers without music degrees tend to charge between $35-$40 per hour but they don’t offer professional level instruction.

Instructors who have a music degree that isn’t violin related, such as ones with a Bachelor’s in cello or viola who have some violin skills, will often charge $35-$50 per hour in Kent. They generally have a solid understanding of music, but they don’t have advanced violin 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 violin instructors will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in violin. Lessons with those teachers range from $40-$90 on average, with teachers with a Master’s or Doctorate in violin typically charging $70-$100 per hour.

It might seem like these violin teachers are only for advanced students, but it is best for beginners to learn violin 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 violin instructor, the sooner you will make real progress that sets you up for future advancement.

Q. Should beginners start with professional Violin teachers?

Absolutely! It’s best for beginners to play violin the correct way from the start with the help of a professional teacher. An experienced violin teacher can guide students smoothly from primary to advanced levels, helping them avoid developing bad habits such as poor posture, incorrect fingering, and lack of hand and wrist control. It’s important for beginners to prioritize learning the correct violin techniques from the beginning to set up a solid foundation for future advancement.

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In-person vs Online Lessons

Online violin lessons are generally the most affordable, with an average increase of about $10 for in-person lessons at a teacher’s studio or home in Kent, and a small additional increase to have the teacher visit your home, usually around $10.

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

What Do You Learn in Violin Lessons?

1. Technique

You’ll start with the fundamentals of violin playing, including how to hold the violin, the bow, and how to produce sound with the instrument.

2. Reading Music and Repertoire

Learning to read and interpret sheet music is a critical skill for any musician. Violinists learn to read musical notation, which includes understanding pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and other musical elements.

3. Music Theory

Understanding music theory is essential. You’ll learn about key signatures, time signatures, dynamics, and other elements that affect how a piece of music is played.

4. Performance Skills

Playing the violin in front of others is a significant part of the learning process. Violin lessons, including at Lesson With You, include opportunities to perform in recitals in order to build performance skills.

How to Find the Most Affordable Violin Lessons in Kent, Washington

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

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

Thumbtack had the highest average price among qualified teachers in Kent, at $85 per hour. Even finding a teacher who didn’t major in violin, such as one with a flute or vocal 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 violin, 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 violin teachers listed either did not have a music degree or did not major in violin. 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 Violin Lessons in Kent?

Lesson With You offers 1-on-1 live online violin lessons with professional violin instructors who exclusively teach violin and have at least Bachelor’s degrees from the top music schools including the Eastman school of Music, Indiana University, Guildhall Music School and Manhattan School of Music.

The first trial lesson is FREE! No Contracts Ever. 

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About the author

Marc Levesque is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studied Piano Performance and Arts Administration, receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study educational technology. As a pianist, Marc made his debut with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at age 15, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2., and he has performed at various summer programs and festivals across the United States, Italy, and Croatia. Marc is a co-founder of Lesson With You, which fully combines his love of music, technology, and education.