I need advice on a lesson price increase...
I have some private students that I have had for a while that are only paying me $15 a half hour. About a year ago I raised my rate to $17 per half an hour for all new students. My students who have been with me since before the $17 increase are still paying only $15. I have been thinking about raising my rate to $20 per half hour. (I drive to my students home for the lessons and do not feel that this increase is unfair due to the rise in gas prices.)
My question is: Is it a high increase? It is only $3 per lesson for most of my students, but $5 for some. My husband suggested explaining to the lower cost lessons how they have been saving $2 a week for the last year and that everyone will now be paying $20 per half hour.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? Do any of you go to students houses for lessons or have teachers that come to you? If so, what do you charge/pay for lessons?
Thanks for your feedback.
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