VMTA Recommended Fees

The Victorian Music Teachers' Association's recommended minimum teaching rates are widely recognised throughout the Victorian music industry. This fee schedule is used as a guide by VMTA members, schools, music festivals and eisteddfods. Rate increases reflect annual CPI adjustments and also take into account other factors such as national comparisons, industry standards and historical increases.

The rates are revised once a year at the Annual General Meeting.

Hourly Teaching Rates for Full Members

2014 2015 2016
Private lesson $65 $70 $72

Group lesson (two or more students)
This is the total amount that the teacher would receive for a group lesson

$82 $90 $95
Accompanying Rates for rehearsals, performances and examinations      

Hourly rate for accompanying rehearsals, performances and examinations for Preliminary to Grade 3.
This rate does not include administration, travel time and travel costs, which are extra and subject to negotiation.
Rates for higher grades are subject to negotiation.

$65 $70 $72
Rates for Adjudicators and Official Eisteddfod Accompanists      

Rates for a 3-hour session for adjudication/official eisteddfod accompanying,
plus accommodation, travel and expenses where appropriate.

$205 $220 $230