Charging Fees per Level
I will be teaching group lessons through the local Parks and Recreation Department. Since I have to have “sections” I have arranged them by levels running 10 weeks. The students also pay a lump sum for the 10 week session. To figure out the price I simply took how much I would charge for a group lesson and multiplied it by the number of lessons. I charged for materials separately since this is the way they want it done through them.
I have two groups of 10 students and they filled up within 2 weeks with a waiting list. For those that do not keep up they can just keep taking each level until they want to move on to the next which will be no different than continuous, weekly lessons. I will let you know how it goes. I am sure there will be some fine tuning but I say you never know until you try!
Original discussion started January 25, 2004