[Start-it-up] How To Become A Music Tutor

If you are someone with recognized music skills and passion for teaching others, this might just be the right business for you to look at

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Though music is loved by all, starting a music tutoring business is not a piece of cake. Only if you believe you have music skills strong enough to teach others, only then can you think about starting a music business.

While it is not necessary, it is advisable that one with proper graduate or postgraduate in music should opt for music tutoring business. If you are someone with recognized music skills and passion for teaching others, this might just be the right business for you to look at.

How To Get Started

One of the biggest advantages of being selfpreneur is that you will be free from working in a fixed office regime. However, you need to keep in mind the following this for your business:

Firstly, you will need to narrow down on what kind of tutorial you would like to give. Music tutorials generally include vocal classes for classical or western Vocals, and for different music instruments. You will have to decide on your music course depending on your specialities.

 You will need to identify which group of students are you targeting. Depending on your skills, you will need to decide if you would be comfortable taking beginners or advanced classes.

Then you will need to decide on your fees which will be your revenue model. Fees for classes depends on certain factors such as if you would be taking vocal classes or instrumentals. It will also depend on if you are targeting beginners or students with experience. Fees also depends whether you would like to teach your students in a group or alone.


For starting a music tutorial business, you don’t need a huge capital or monetary investment. You will just need related music instruments for starting your classes. You can go about teaching music in two ways. You may begin your personal classes at your home or you can associate yourself with music learning institutions such as Rabindra Bharati University and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya among many others.

If you are looking to start your music tutorial business, you will majorly need to invest in marketing your classes via social media and increase your website visibility.  It may cost you up to INR 5,000 to register and get your website developed. The costs might increase if you want a feature-rich website. Apart from this, you might also need to invest about INR 1,000 per month for marketing your classes via posters and pamphlets. You can also list your services at platforms like UrbanPro to increase your visibility.


Revenue depends majorly on the kind of classes you would like to provide and your target students.

Fees for vocal classes generally range in between INR 500 to INR 1500 for 8 classes per month. However the fees are generally higher in between INR 1000-2000 for instrumental classes due to increased complexities. 

Fees for teaching students alone would also be higher compared to group tutorials. While solo classes can cost upto INR 1500 per class, group classes range in between INR 500-1000 per month. However, the disadvantage is that while many students are up for group classes, it is difficult to find people who would like to take solo classes.

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