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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Sarasota, FL

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Sarasota is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $84 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$29 average
$45
45-min $35
 
$40 average
$59
60-min $45
 
$52 average
$84

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 24% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $29.

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So you’ve been dying to perform at the Sarasota Music Festival, but you don’t know what steps to take to achieve your goal. In fact, currently you’re note even that confident with your musical skills. Regardless, you believe in yourself and your dreams of one day performing at this prestigious music festival and you’re determined to get yourself on track. The good news is you’ve landed in the right place. TakeLessons is American’s largest private music lesson provider and we offer Sarasota music lessons taught by certified teachers and we can help you achieve your musical goals.

One of the great parts about TakeLessons is that we offer music lessons in over 2,800 cities across the US including Sarasota, FL. This way you don’t have to run all over town looking for high-quality Sarasota music lessons with music teachers you can trust. In addition, you’ll be happy to know that we specialize in hiring only the top 5% of music instructors. Each instructor is hand selected and goes through a rigorous certification process to ensure the best possible experience for all of our students. We even offer what we call the TakeLessons FirstClass Experience in which we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your lessons. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your lessons we’ll be happy to help find you a new teacher or even refund your entire purchase.

So act now and take the first step towards turning your dreams into reality with music lessons from TakeLessons. We offer Sarasota music lessons with affordable pricing and flexible plans, in which you can select your instructor, personalize your lesson schedule and determine the duration of your lessons. You can even learn right in the comfort of your own home with teachers that are willing to travel and teach. So start your musical career with us today and sign up for lessons!

About Russell S.

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About Russell
Located in Sarasota FL, Russell brings unparalleled experience and value to his students. Russell Sharp is a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. His lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age.

You will learn all that is necessary in order to possess a very strong and solid foundation that is required of a drummer. Russell is a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor.

A lifetime of percussion experience ranging from recording studios to live shows has developed Sharp's simple and highly effective approach to teaching students. His ability to convey basic and advanced drumming elements help students develop rock-solid foundations along with sharp motor skills, physical coordination, limb independence and endurance.

Students have said
Russell's lessons are lots of fun, productive, energizing, highly effective, etc.

Drum lessons can include the following:(For Beginners & Advanced Students)

* Learning Basic Fundamentals
* Reading Musical Notation
* Getting Your Meter Down To Excellence
* Gaining Independence Of Limbs
* Improving Overall Technique And Approach
* Learning To Be A Total Groove Drummer
* Building Up Incredible Speed-Metronome Work
* Learning Odd Time Signatures
* Learning The Double Bass Drum Fundamentals And Advanced

Genres of music include: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Rock-Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Shuffles (Double Bass Drum), Funk, Alternative, R&B, Jazz, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal among others.

With his many years of experience, Russell Sharp is a dynamic, powerful and original drummer with distinct style and technique.

He has played in many bands around the country and has been giving drum lessons for over 10 years in Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, and now back in Florida.

He has also taught several students with learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD and their confidence and ability has grown from learning to play drums.

Also learn how to approach lead singing behind the drum set.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room Drum Studio: Drums, Stereo System, Two Stick Pads, Bass Drum Kick Pads, DVD's, CD's, Additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring 2 stick pads w/ stands and also kick drum pads and a music stand. Drum Instruction books.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, Blues, Alternative, Funk, Dance, Disco, Latin...
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James March 11, 2016
· Drum · In home
I look forward to the lessons every week. Russ takes the time an ensures that the information provided is understood as well as performed correctly. Homework is always a blast. How many times can anybody say that? I would recommend Russ to any level of performer, if just to sharpen exisiting skills or start from the very beginning, Russ has the ability to get you to the level "you" want to be at with your drum playing. Russ will also introduce books that can be practiced out of when that homework is assigned. Great instructor and as become a good friend. If you want to learn the drums....call Russ!
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Frank W. March 10, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Russell is the man! Patient, attentive, precise and an outstanding professional with a passion to teach you proper technique and to help you reach your drumming goals! He is an Awesome teacher and musician!
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Greg F. May 30, 2015
· Drums · In studio
I've been working with Russell for several months now. I took instruction 35 years ago but never progressed. As I was young and moving on to other things. Fast forward to now, I'm 51 years old and working with him on a weekly basis has taken farther faster than I could have imagined. He makes lessons fun and I really look forward to them. I have also seen him play live and sing. He's an amazing talent!
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Russell S.

Sarasota, FL 34239
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About Laura S.

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About Laura
Of course you want an experienced, passionate, patient and compassionate teacher! Teaching is not my job; it is my calling and I am very good at it.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education (1987, Ball State University) and a Master of Music degree in Voice (1994, University of South Florida). I've taught in public schools in Sarasota. Currently I am adjunct staff for State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College) teaching private voice and piano lessons and music appreciation classes.

My music studio has been serving music students in the Sarasota area since 1991.

All are welcome! Lessons are for students of all abilities. Some students come with just the desire to sing or play better for their own pleasure, others come with prior training, some are preparing for an audition and some even wish to ma
ke a career in music. Some people have come seeking help with their speaking voice for public speaking. My goal is to help my students meet and exceed their goals and have more life through the joy of music, to help them gain greater appreciation of music and increase their confidence both in music and in life!

*** Lesson Details ***
When a student and I first meet I ask the student what her/his hopes, goals, tastes and prior experience are. Then we talk about plans for achieving those hopes and goals.

Most of my students are studying music just because they love music and want to improve for their own benefit. Because of that, while I want students to progress, I am very patient. I understand that some weeks it's harder to find time for practice. I provide instruction and tools for growth, and show how to practice, then the students go home, use them and discover what works best for them.

Vocal lessons are tailored to each individual. Exercises include posture, breathing, diction, projection of the voice, unification of the voice, improvement of tone, range and flexibility. Healthy, beautiful singing is the goal. The confidence that goes along with that is amazing!

CDs with exercises and accompaniments are provided. And students can make CDs of their own performances!

Piano instruction is also tailored to the needs of each individual student. With young beginners I often use the "Faber" method. It has books for music theory, technique, lessons and performance. And students enjoy playing along with the Cd that goes with their pieces.

For older beginners, including adults, I often use the "Bastien, Older Beginner" or "Alfred, Adult Beginner". Both quickly teach melody and chord reading so that students can play more interesting pieces within a month. The lesson materials are supplemented by simple classical pieces or other music the student is interested in.

When a student comes in with prior training I continue with what she/he has been working on and adjust it as necessary. Literature for more advanced students is chosen with their abilities, technical and expressive needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio area is closed off from the rest of the house. There is a small seating area for parents which is separated by a screen from the lesson area. I have a Yamaha CVP-103 digital keyboard with weighted and touch sensitive keys, plus lots of different instrument sounds and beats to make playing and singing more fun. I can also adjust the pitch of songs so that they fit the student's voice. The keyboard is plugged into a Super Scope Cd recorder; a microphone is plugged in as well. This allows me to make recordings of accompaniments and practice exercises, as well as recording students' performances. (See below for photos.)

*** Specialties ***
I have been teaching professionally since 1987; I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music. I discover the goals a student has and give them the tools to reach those goals. My teaching style is structured yet highly personalized for the individual. I teach music ranging from Classical to Popular always using the best techniques.
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Samantha May 25, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Wonderful piano teacher!
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Erin May 24, 2018
· Piano · In home
Laura has been a wonderful teacher for my 9 year old daughter. For over a year, she has looked forward to her weekly lesson. Laura is calm, encouraging, knowledgeable and very musically talented, all the things you hope for in a piano teacher. Highly recommend.
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Jewel May 5, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Laura can help you improve your vocal technique and she can accompany almost anything you wish to sing.
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Laura S.

Sarasota, FL 34235
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About Kristian B.

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Nokomis, FL
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About Kristian
Hi, my name is Lon. I teach music and write songs for a living. I have travelled around the world playing music in many different cities. I have a wealth of knowledge to share. Being a student myself, I know the power of academics. I am here to bring that power to you with a stuctured lesson plan that is tailored to your needs as a growing musician.
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Claude May 1, 2016
· Guitar · In home
We understand each other. I need a lot of left hand finger exercise on guitar strings to strengthen finger muscles and toughen, firm and harden my finger tips. Set up next class in 2 weeks.
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Charity B. February 20, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Kristian is a perfect instructor for my daughter, an absolute beginner with guitar.She was ecited with the tools and information he gave her.
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Sam July 18, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Mr. B is wonderful! I went through two other teachers before him and neither of them taught what I wanted to learn. Mr. B was the only who asked me, " Hey what do YOU want to learn?" I didn't know that was even an option. He is very knowledgeable, talented, and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet!
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Kristian B.

Nokomis, FL 34275
(3)
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$15 / 15-min

About Amber W.

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Sarasota, FL
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About Amber
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.

I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
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Peter Flynn April 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Very impressed!! On lesson one, Amber has opened up a whole new world for me.. thank you Amber
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Joy Anne April 12, 2019
· Violin · Online
Amber is a gem!
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Aaron H. April 11, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Excellent teacher, I already have a deeper understanding of singing after the first lesson. Thank you!
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Amber W.

Sarasota, FL 34232
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$25 / 30-min

About Robert L.

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I have been a professional singer for all of my adult life, and have specialized in teaching students of all ages and levels, mostly beginners, for the last 20 years in the Sarasota area. My background is classical, but I have expanded my teaching to all styles of music, and recently have had success teaching popular styles to younger singers. In 2014, my student, singer/songwriter Sam Woolf finished in the top 5 on "American Idol".
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Foster S. June 26, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Extremely knowledgeable and very caring about his students’ learning.
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Robert L.

Sarasota, FL 34231
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About Sabine K.

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Sarasota, FL
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About Sabine
Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Sabine, is an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Author, Singer/Songwriter, Coach and Inspirational Speaker. She has appeared on European stages and TV as both an Actress and a Musical Performer. In 1994 she relocated to the United States, where she established her studio, a Performing Arts School in Virginia that she still owns and operates. Sabine has been teaching acting, dance and singing for over 20 years. She authored "Secrets on how to Succeed in Showbiz" - A practical workbook for the future start". She has helped countless students to get their start in the entertainment industry. Her passion is teaching and she is looking forward to partner with the right students and helping them reach the next level of success.
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Rie February 11, 2018
· Musical Theater · In studio
My daughter enjoys and learns a lot from Sabine's voice lesson. She has a great voice and she is a wonderful teacher who always teaches while praising. Also she is such a great person!
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Sabine K.

Sarasota, FL 34231
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starting at
$45 / 30-min

About Yuliya S.

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Bradenton, FL
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About Yuliya
Classical piano teacher from Ukraine of 42 years instructional experience at the State Children Music School in Ukraine and as a private teacher in USA.
She is the member Music Teachers National Assosiation, the Florida State & Manatee County. Her students won a numerals State and local Piano Competitions. Master Degree of Art.
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Inna October 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My 7-year-old daughter A. took piano lessons from Ms. Yuliya for a year. We would have stayed with her indefinitely had she not moved away. I think Yuliya is a wonderful teacher for children and for adults. In my opinion, she individualizes her approach for each student. Yuliya is kind but firm; patient but has expectations! She is the consummate teacher. My daughter A. had never been taken piano lessons prior to her year with Ms. Yuliya and her music reading was not where it should have been. Under Yuliya's tutelage (she has her own method on how to teach children to read music) however, I would say she caught on quite well. I was deeply pleased to see that Yuliya sets the bar high. And, my child rose to the challenge. Yuliya uses the lesson time very well. Her lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through the usual collection of level appropriate performance and practice books. A’s repertoire of music she can play grew very much this past year. Our daughter was happy to play her Christmas song for her first recital and then Spring piano recital, also she performed at the Maryland State Spring Festival Piano Solo an got rated as Excellent!!! Then she performed at Twenty-second annual Sonatina and Sonata Festival and got a certificate of achievement in musical performance in level one!!! Also, she performed at Rockville Competition and got a Superior!!! And all these thanks to our amazing teacher Ms. Yuliya!!! We love and miss her so much!!!
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Yuliya S.

Bradenton, FL 34209
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$42 / 30-min

About Steven R.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

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Steven is a teacher, composer, vocal coach, and conductor of music. In addition, he is a versatile performer of classical, popular and ragtime music, and has appeared in countless concerts in the US and abroad.

Among the foremost performers, historians and interpreters of ragtime music, Steven has produced and headlined many ragtime festivals internationally. His close association with the legendary Eubie Blake climaxed with a performance at Eubie’s lOOth Birthday Party at the Shubert Theatre in New York.

He has vocally coached many well-known artist and has an extensive knowledge of vocal and choir repertoire.
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Arthur December 27, 2018
· Composition · In studio
Mr Radeck is an exceptionally talented and versatile musician. At Christ Presbyterian Church, I have seen him in action at his lively ragtime concerts, sung many of his original compositions and fine arrangements and shared together piano and organ duets. Steven has a unique insight into fulfilling the needs of participants with fast results and a touch of humor. He is masterfully comfortable in the shoes of choral director, pianist, organist, teacher, composer, and performer.
He has been trained and has performed among the great musicians of our age and keenly shares his own very special talent.


Respectfully, Arthur. A. Goetze [retired: Director of Clearwater Chorus and Choral Essence]
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Max December 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
Excellent with children. They are encouraged and excited after every lesson. Very good for learning music and building confidence.
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Steven R.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
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$30 / 30-min

About Kim B.

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Parrish, FL
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Looking to improve your singing voice? You have found the right teacher! I have a BA in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University, CA and have been performing professionally on theatrical/musical venues most of my life. I can teach you all the proper elements that make a healthy singing voice and set you apart from others. Not only will you learn things like breath, tone and placement; you will also learn practical performance strategies. I teach all ages/levels and write a lesson plan unique to your skill level and personal goals. You will see a difference in your vocals after the first lesson! Are you ready to step into the spotlight? KimBetts.com
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Kim B.

Parrish, FL 34219
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$34 / 30-min

About Paige L.

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Bradenton, FL
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Hi guys! I’m super excited to teach on take lessons! I am currently 2 years through receiving my BFA in Musical Theatre at The University of Tampa. I’ve been performing and training for about 15 years and I have been teaching for the last 2 years.
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Payton June 5, 2019
· Vocal Training · Online
Paige Lewandrowski is a fantastic teacher and person. She has done many amazing things in her lifetime, and I personally would hire her in an instant.
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Paige L.

Bradenton, FL 34201
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$42 / 30-min

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