How much can you expect to make as a private home piano teacher teaching local piano classes in Singapore? Singapore has a high standard of living, and a high cost of living. This means that making a decent salary is definitely necessary to live comfortably and well in Singapore.
Let us take a look at how much salary you can possibly expect to make as a piano teacher in Singapore.
First of all, piano teachers in Singapore teach weekly lessons to students, and charge a monthly rate to students. This monthly rate varies depending on things such as your academic qualifications, experience, among several other factors. However, in general, most teachers in Singapore charge approximately $130 for grade 1 lessons per month up till around $300 for grade 8 piano lessons. This means an average of approximately $215 per student per month. With this said, let us move on to the next paragraph.
Second of all, there are a few limiting factors to how many students you can possibly teach. It is the hours spent teaching as well as travelling time. Since average travelling time by public transport is around 20 to 40 minutes if you teach within a certain section of Singapore only, and each lesson is around 45 to 60 minutes, this means that each student will cost you around 120 minutes at most. This is equivalent to 2 hours. Therefore, if you were to work a total of 9 hours a day, you can teach 4 students a day and get 1 hour lunch break.
Third of all, let us take a look at the projected earnings or rather, salary that you can make as a result of that. If you were to work a normal 5 day work week, that is a total of 20 students. Since an average student will net you $215 per month, you will make $4300 per month working 5 days a week, 9 hours a day. That is a very decent income in Singapore. In fact, if your spouse made a similar amount to you, you will nearly not be able to qualify for a HDB house in Singapore! Keep in mind that the $4300 you make is strictly only with 4 hours work days. This is because the remaining are estimated travelling time. This is an insane amount of money compared to most Diploma and University graduates make.