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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Irvine, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Irvine is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $70 and $85 per hour.

30-min $45
$47 average
45-min $60
$64 average
60-min $70
$77 average

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute music lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute music lessons are 17% less expensive at $64, and 30-minute lessons cost 39% less at $47.

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About Sarah B.

Glendale, CA
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About Sarah
I am always excited to meet and work with dedicated, aspiring singers who are devoted to learning about their voice as an instrument!

As a professional singer I have sung with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. I continue to pursue my singing career, but I also love teaching lessons so I can pass on my passion to my students! I have been on the voice faculty at small music conservatories, but I now exclusively teach at my private studio.

I love teaching musicians, whether they are beginners or advanced. One of my greatest joys is watching the student improve and grow in their love for music. For the beginner, I believe it is important to spend time learning to read music and understanding music theory, so this will be a part of our early lessons.


Singing is a deeply personal experience, t
herefore each lesson is tailored specifically to the student's needs and wants. I specialize in the classical Bel Canto technique and teach this to all my students. This will create a solid technical foundation so then the student is free to explore any genre that interests them. Even though I am an opera singer, I enjoy working with my students on musical theater, pop, jazz, and much more! What is most important is that my students find joy in singing, and I will guide you to do that in a way that is healthy for your voice.

As a teacher, I think it is valuable to develop the complete musician, not only the voice. In lessons, we will also discuss music theory, diction, interpretation, phrasing, music history, etc.

A lesson might include:
- exercises that develop skills in posture, breathing, vocal support, tone production and resonance
- learning songs and choosing audition repertoire that best suits your voice and showcases your unique talent
- the design of a warm-up routine to use before a performance
- special attention targeting trouble spots in music, issues with vocal range or transitions between vocal registers
- coaching in diction (English, Italian, French, German, Latin), articulation, and projection
- music reading skills and ear training
- audition preparation and help learning music
- other areas of focus inspired by the singer’s strengths and challenges

*** Specialties ***
I am a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance.
I am classically trained in voice, violin, flute and piano. I began the Suzuki method on the violin at age 3. I am a professional opera and choral singer, but also have experience in musical theater.
Randi R. February 7, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Sarah is an excellent teacher. She really knows her stuff! Obviously she is seasoned and skilled yet also a natural. She’s super nice and encouraging. Very happy with my first lesson and looking forward to the next!
Paolina September 7, 2017
· Singing · In studio
My daughter is developing confidence and skill. Love this opportunity for her.
Allie June 10, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Sarah is an amazing person, teacher, and vocal coach. She is extremely experienced and well prepared. She is pacient and motivating. Words arents enough to describe how great sarah is! Best instructor ever to be honest. You'll notice change in the very first class and every other class after that!
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Sarah B.

Glendale, CA 91206
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Summer L.

Irvine, CA

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About Summer
I believe that the most important aspect of teaching music is creating a positive and individualized learning environment while simultaneously teaching the necessary technique and knowledge to play your instrument both successfully and confidently.
Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching your musical potential. Curriculum for our lessons will draw from variety of methods and aspects of music education. These include music theory, ear training, sight-reading, body mapping, technique, improvisation skills, arranging, and composition. I place a great emphasis on learning repertoire from a variety of genres of music.
Students will have the opportunity to share what they learn at spring and winter recitals and to participate in group lessons on a regular basis.

I have 9 years of experience teaching piano, guitar, music th
eory, and ear training to students of all ages, levels, and musical backgrounds, including students with special needs. 
I am currently completing my Masters degree at University of California, Irvine. Prior to my graduate studies, I was based in New York City, where I ran a private music studio, performed throughout the city with my jazz quintet, and worked as an accompanist and musical director. I graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with degrees in Performance and Audio Engineering.

Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about lessons or scheduling!
Megan M. March 17, 2019
· Music Theory · In studio
Amazing she’s perfect. Learned all I need to know. Can’t wait for future lessons to get so much better. Truly greatful
Marcus R. March 14, 2019
· Music Recording · Online
I'm taking basic recording with Summer, She is excellent,
knowledgeble and easy talk to. Marcus
Nicole H. September 20, 2018
· Piano · Online
Summer is fantastic. We first had her as an in-home instructor in Manhattan, and now that she has moved to California, we have her online. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about music, has introduced the kids to different genres, music theory and online music practice apps to keep them engaged and learning. She gives them homework "listening assignments" to help develop their ear for music. The kids have grown so much in their love of music and their ability to sight-read, play and understand music theory.
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Summer L.

Irvine, CA 92612
starting at
$45 / 30-min

About Tim K.

Laguna Hills, CA
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About Tim
- I have been teaching Acoustic Guitar for over 40 years

- I have performed and recorded with the Acoustic Guitar professionally as both a solo artist and as the leader of and a sideman in several musical projects over the years

- I have performed at both private & public events for over 40 years and continue to do so to this day

- I specialize in the Americana, Blues, Country, Folk & Rock musical genres

- I possess a keen sense of pitch and rhythm and have been blessed with excellent ear

- I have a very strong Music Theory foundation, but, do not focus on "sight-reading", per se

- I currently lead my own band, the "KBCE", performing an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk & Americana music

*** Lesson Details ***

- I tailor my Lesson Plan to your own unique abilities and interests

- I require that you provide y
our own Acoustic Guitar & electronic tuner along with a desire to learn and a willingness to practice

- I focus on song-playing, understanding chord composition, chord progressions, scales, arpeggios and Music Theory principles

*** Studio Equipment ***

I am equipped with my own Acoustic Guitar, Music Stand, Guitar Stand and a clean, quiet & safe Teaching Space
Rose M. January 22, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I truely enjoy the time practicing guitar with him :)))
Martin T. December 4, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
I can't believe Tim it's been almost two and a half years since my first lesson with you. You are wonderful instructor and a great friend. If your looking for a great guitar instructor you need look no further. Tim is a very humble and patient instructor who loves his profession. Looking forward to my lesson tonight. Thank you for continuing to help me will my bucket list!
Martin T. August 16, 2017
· · In studio
Just wanted to takes a few minutes and thank you for your extreme patience with me and my health issues these past couple of months. I can't express in words how much I looked forward to last night lesson. You truly bring out the best of my playing ability when we play together. We have been working together for over 13 months and for those of you who are looking for an
instructor and read these reviews ,you need not look any further. This gentlemen is a 10. I believe God put you in my life not only to teach me how to play the guitar but also because you and Julie are such caring friends. I look forward to next week my friend.
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Tim K.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Dr. Norman L.

Los Angeles, CA

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About Dr. Norman
Dr. Norman Ludwin is a prominent studio double bassist and a leading scholar in the study of orchestration and film composition. He is an instructor in the UCLA Film Scoring Program, the Musicians Union Local 47, and the Cornel School of Contemporary Music. He has been a member of the Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg and the Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa.

His recent credits include: Zootopia, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super-8, John Carter, and Priest.

Norman has worked as a double bass player on over 200 motion pictures, including work with artists Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, Chris Young, Jeremy Lubbock, Charlie Haden, Barbara Streisand, Roger Kellaway, James Newton Howard, and David Foster (Norman's IMDB link).

Norman’s compositions an
d arrangements have been performed by a variety of groups worldwide, including recent performances by the Seattle Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Colburn School Orchestra de Camera, the Peninsula Symphony, and the California State University at Long Beach. He has been awarded the ASCAP Composers Plus Award for the last four years.

Dr. Ludwin has written eight books on orchestration including “Orchestration, A New Approach-Volume One’ and “Volume Three- Film Music”.

He has presented seminars at the BMI Headquarters, The Society of Composers and Lyricists in New York, the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, Northeastern University in Boston, University of Maryland, Howard University, Ron Jones’ Academy of Recording Arts, New York City Ravel Study Group, Seattle Composer’s Alliance, China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University of the Arts, Rangsit University in Bangkok Thailand, and at Ho Chi Minh Conservatory in Vietnam.
Dennis Z. August 3, 2016
· Upright Bass · Online
I just finished a series of online upright bass lessons with Dr. Norman. It's wonderful to have a lesson without toting the bass around town. Dr. Norman is impressive in skill and knowledge. There was nothing musically he didn't know, couldn't explain, or demonstrate on the bass. He has a keyboard at hand to play chords or emphasize a particular key, and he is proficient on that too. Dr. Norman is A++.
Caleb G. January 14, 2016
· Upright Bass · Online
Dr. Norman is a great teacher. He works well with my 14 year old son. I would highly recommend him.
Tomas October 14, 2015
· Upright Bass · Online
Tomas loved his first lesson with Dr. Norman. Dr. Norman provides a structured environment, something Tomas needs to thrive.
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Dr. Norman L.

Los Angeles, CA 90065
starting at
$35 / 30-min

About Andrew P.

Los Angeles, CA

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Hello! I've been teaching music full-time for the past 10 years. I graduated music school in 2008, holding a Bachelors in music from Columbia College Chicago, a thriving arts school in the heart of downtown Chicago. There, I primarily concentrated on music composition and guitar, while also studying piano and drums. My parents were musicians and school teachers, so music teaching is very much in my blood. I've been playing and writing songs in bands since I was 12 years old. I recorded 3 original albums in high school, which is a very unique thing. I played shows everywhere in Chicago through college and upon graduating started a successful band called Minor Characters. We worked on albums with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould) at April Base Studios (Bon Iver), toured extensively, and was featured at South By Sout
hwest Music Festival in 2012 and 2013. This past year I spent recording a number of online guitar courses that are available through my business Make Some Noise, Inc.

I did all of this while maintaining a full schedule of music students, where I put on recitals at cool music venues and had kids and adults play together in duos, trios, or bands. I'd love to do the same thing here in Los Angeles!
Isaac March 8, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Very good teacher, knowledgeable, kind and patient
Lisa February 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Andrew is so good and patient with my children. He has a firm understanding of music and how to implement that into a kid’s life. He’s so positive and understanding of our needs. The kids have so much fun with learning piano, we’re so glad we found him!
Donna February 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Andrew is wonderful! He taught my son piano in our home for several years. Andrew taught all aspects of music, including theory, and gave my son a better base to grow. Besides being a talented artist and great teacher, he's simply a wonderful person.
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Andrew P.

Los Angeles, CA 90042
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$42 / 30-min
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About Nikkal F.

San Jacinto, CA
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About Nikkal
Dance & music is my life!

My years of education is too long to list here.
I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.

I Love what I do!
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Nikkal F.

Fontana, CA 92335
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Brian N.

Long Beach, CA

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About Brian
Everyone has creative and musical abilities within, and it is the responsibility of the private instructor to bring those out in each student. For some people, learning an instrument comes very easily, and for others it is more of a challenge. Everyone learns differently, which is why private musical instruction is so crucial, no matter what the age of the student. A private instructor can customize learning opportunities so that the student can learn at his or her own pace, allowing the instructor to focus on each student's individual interests and passions. A private instructor can also provide customizedl feedback so that the student can improve upon weaker areas of playing and build upon strengths.

Becoming a musician invites a lifetime of learning into one’s life. For children, it allows them to participate in musical groups and o
rganizations where they learn to work toward common goals. It reinforces mathematical concepts when we talk about rhythm. It invites learning about history when we discuss famous composers, and physics when the way sound is produced is demonstrated. For adults, it keeps their minds active and always learning. No one is too old to learn to play an instrument! Adults learn quickly, and can have great progress in a relatively short amount of time.

Instruction Faculty:
Irvine Valley College
St. Mary's School (Aliso Viejo)

Professional Affiliations:
American Harp Society (Former Chapter President Orange County Chapter)
National Flute Association

Performance Organizations:
Rio Hondo Symphony
United States Military Academy Band
Musical Theatre West
Orange County Women's Chorus
South Coast Symphony
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Brian N.

Long Beach, CA 90814
starting at
$42 / 30-min

About Jenna T.

Fullerton, CA

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About Jenna
I am a performer, teacher, and student. While working towards a Masters in Performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Burt Hara at Cal State Fullerton, I have subbed with local orchestras as well as participated in recording projects in Orange County. At the University, I perform with the wind symphony, orchestra, and new music ensemble.

When I was a child, my uncle, a doctor for the CDC in Atlanta, was visiting for Christmas. I only saw him once a year, and this year he gave me a pink plastic recorder. After becoming immediately obsessed with the small instrument, I begged my parents for lessons. “Lessons on the recorder?” they laughed. Every Christmas, my uncle would bring a duet book, and we would play duets on recorder. Finally, in third grade, my parents started me on piano and the next year, I began private lessons on

I found my passion for playing at a young age. I believe that although it is important to build good technique, practice habits, and musicality, it is also important to keep the passion and joy that playing music can bring us. As I grow as a person and a musician, I always try to remember what brought me to music in the first place: playing and enjoying music with my friends and peers.

Aside from performance, I discovered my passion for teaching as I started working with students in private lessons and working as a camp counselor at a woodwind camp. I was invited to sub with the Auburn Symphony and was excited to perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 2 beside my mentor and friend, Jennifer Nelson. Today, I am indebted to the inspiration my uncle gave me as a child and all my teachers for my opportunity to pursue a Masters of Music in Clarinet Performance at Cal State Fullerton.
James April 15, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
So far I’ve spent only a few weeks as a student, but even with a few lessons, she was and to point out the very and fix the very little things that overall greatly impacted my playing as a young clarinetist.
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Jenna T.

Fullerton, CA 92831
starting at
$52 / 30-min

About Natsumi O.

Los Angeles, CA
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About Natsumi
I am a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist, and pianist, who graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Music in commercial music, emphasis on vocal performance.

I have 6 years of vocal training with my professional vocal coaches, including a vocal coach, who taught Adam Levine, Sara Bareilles and more, and a vocal coach, who is working for The Voice right now. I also had taken piano lessons for years.
I have done some projects with music producers and recetly did a backing vocal for a record for G'Day USA Awards Gala. I am also working as a singer and keyboardist in three bands in Los Angeles.

Music has always been my biggest passion and it inspires me in so many ways. I believe that learning music is supposed to be fun and good education will grow our musicality. And I would love to
share my knowledge and learn music with my students, but also grow together as a person and an artist. I teach voice lessons with mordern music and entry level piano lessons.
Laurel March 6, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Natsumi has a lot of patience. She understands her craft and is very approachable in sharing her knowledge. The classes were well structured and fun to do!
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Natsumi O.

Los Angeles, CA 90017
starting at
$42 / 30-min

About Leo M.

Mission Viejo, CA
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About Leo
Leo Matsuoka, Violinist, age 18, is a top prize winner in many competitions including the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and Satori Strings Competition and received 3rd place in the Bellflower Symphony Concerto Competition. He has performed as a member of Chamber Music OC’s distinguished Young Artists Program and participated in master classes with Phil Setzer, Robert DeMaine, the Jupiter String Quartet, Julian Martin, and Margaret Batjer. Additionally, he participated in Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, All-State Honors Orchestra, principal section leader of Pacific Symphony’s 2016-2017 season, as concertmaster of All-Southern Honors Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of Pacific Symphony’s 2017-2018 season. Leo currently studies at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester with Oleh Krysa, who was the teaching assist
ant to legendary violinist, David Oistrakh. His previous teachers include Dennis Kim, concertmaster of Pacific Symphony and Iryna Krechkovsky, member of chamber group Trio Celeste. Leo began formal training at the age of 10 and attended the Orange County School of the Arts Instrumental Music program. In his spare time, Leo enjoys making stickers as well as drawing and photography.
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Leo M.

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
starting at
$49 / 30-min

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