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How much do piano lessons cost per hour?

How much do lesson manuals cost?”

I hope that this is clear enough.

In addition to all the above, you’ll notice the amount is a bit of a mystery. It’s not clear, for instance, how much you have to pay to start a piano program like Pianotev. So if one of your friends offered you a course like that, you’d probably think you weren’t getting enough.

In reality, with all the above in mind, the cost per hour of piano lessons is $29. It’s not really cheap, but you’re likely to find people that are willing to do it for free if it’s something they enjoy.

If one were to take everything into account, we’re talking about $20 a week or $180 a year, which would make it the most expensive method of piano lessons.

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The US is still far behind other countries in cybersecurity — despite recent success on that front — but the number of companies that are willing to use its highly secure system has been growing.

Security concerns are likely driving the rise, because they have been linked to recent attacks on corporations, which was a driving factor for the need for encryption and for the US to strengthen its defense posture, said Scott Kennedy, partner and lead analyst with the security firm Gartner.

He also noted that the public’s distrust in government spying and the US government’s surveillance practices is also causing companies to make the choice. “People are saying in their mind, ‘Look, you’re watching me, and you’ve been spying on me from the beginning, the NSA for the whole history of my life, why are my privacy rights being violated here in the US?’ ” he said. “The NSA is a very large threat for people’s privacy and also security.”

In a survey released Wednesday, Gartner found that the proportion of companies that said they would take the NSA up on its deal to secure their networks as part of a deal for US government funding to defend the nation’s networks had gone up 15 percentage points to 65 percent of firms that responded to the survey. The share of those that would encrypt their networks stayed at 22 percent.

In a separate survey, also released Wednesday, the University of Delaware found that 66 percent of US companies said they would use HTTPS even if it was not legally required,