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Statistics on children taking piano lessons (Read 1910 times)

Offline pbspiano

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Statistics on children taking piano lessons
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:28:01 PM »
I'm writing a children's book about piano recitals, and to sell it to a publisher I'd like to find statistics on the number of children taking piano lessons in the U.S. Any ideas on where I can look for those? Thank you.

Offline keypeg

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Re: Statistics on children taking piano lessons
«Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 01:47:55 AM »
Would this even necessarily get recorded?  Where?  Tax forms - do piano teachers report how many students they teach per annum?  Or just what their gross and net salary is?  I'm not imagining off hand that this would get recorded anywhere.

Offline klavieronin

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Re: Statistics on children taking piano lessons
«Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 05:33:16 AM »
I don't know but it's possible that surveys have been done as part of some academic research project. If I was looking for that info and couldn't find it with a Google search I would start searching Journal databases (then give up after 10 minutes because it's too boring & confusing ;D).

Offline tillyfloss

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Re: Statistics on children taking piano lessons
«Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 04:27:42 PM »
Not the same thing, but possibly a starting point...

The ABRSM collect lesson data and publish a statistics page. I couldn't find the right link but this may point you in a useful direction.

https://gb.abrsm.org/en/making-music/4-the-statistics/

Other boards may do something similar.
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Offline Bob

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Re: Statistics on children taking piano lessons
«Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:48:41 AM »
Maybe something here?
https://nafme.org
https://www.mtna.org

Private lessons would really be difficult to measure I would think.
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