Etude Volume 13, No. 1

Etude Volume 13, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...enter. Take special care to detach the figure nftkprecision. Novellette in F. 5 N91705. Expressive and well shaded. HOW MUCH SHALL I OHABGE FOE A LESSON? BY J. S. VAN CLEVE. No commodity in the market varies so widely in its monetary gauge as does music teaching. The size of the city in which it is carried on may be taken as a tolerably accurate criterion, for we find in New York and Boston the standard, with teachers of the first rank, to be three or four dollars for half hour, and from five to six dollars for hour lessons; in Chicago and Cincinnati the rate is about half the Eastern price, and as we reach cities of twenty thousand, seventy-five cents and one dollar an hour are the highest rates obtainable. Dr. Hans von Billow once said to us, in the course of a charming and never-to be-forgotten chat, ranging through many subjects, both ideal and practical, "No, don't go to Europe to do your foundation work; you can be fully as well taught here; go abroad only to ripen your mind by hearing and comparing. Then when you teach, come home; for musical tuition is better paid in America than with us in Europe." Phenomenal virtuosi demand and obtain fabulous prices, chiefly because they do not care to teach at all. There is a brilliant solo-pianist in New York who is said to receive ten dollars an hour for teaching, and a fashionable voice teacher who has eight dollars for half hour lessons. Thalberg, it is said, charged and received three guineas an hour. The depth of cheapness, however, reached by many an honest teacher, appals one, as he gazes down from those dizzy heights of virtuosoship. Many an earnest and patient pedagogue persistently pegs the painful notes into the soft rubber heads of reluctant juveniles for fifty cents more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982088
  • 9781236982087