Buying a tool is a significant blow to the family budget. The child decided to go to the brass? The first year, of course, he can play the recorder, which can be bought for 700 rubles, but then he will need to decide on the main instrument. A brand new flute costs from 45 thousand, a new oboe - from 200 (the simplest!), plus handmade reeds for it at a price of 600 per piece (one reed is enough for a couple of months).
Did you choose the violin? Get ready that during your studies you will have to change at least 3 or even 4 instruments - the child is growing, the violin should also be. Started with ⅛? There are also ¼, half, ¾ and whole. The cost of a good used student violin starts at least 12-15 thousand. And also a bow, bridge, chin rest and strings. Guitars - from 60 thousand. About the cost of a harp (even just renting it) it is better to keep silent.
And everything would be fine, but you still need a piano - because there is solfeggio, composition and general piano if you went to the pre-professional. The simplest electronic piano - from 30-40 thousand, with a hammer mechanism - from 60. You can, of course, take the piano from friends - but you have to put it somewhere. And to set up - plus 7 thousand every year.
Add to this the purchase of sheet music and teaching aids - alas, not everything is in the library of the music school. And put an average of 5 thousand every year on textbooks and music notebooks. But if you save on writing an essay, you can buy all the necessary tools. Using the resource editius.com/edit-my-essay/ can help in writing essays and this will be a good time saver. Plus, this will develop creative potential, which is necessary even in music.
And the same amount for the concert form. And if you have a girl, then multiply this amount by two - evening dresses for performances are really expensive. As my musician friend once joked: “You still don’t know how much it costs to transport a double bass on an airplane.”