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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Kansas City, MO

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Kansas City is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $68 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$30 average
$44
45-min $32
 
$38 average
$59
60-min $35
 
$48 average
$68

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 21% less expensive at $38, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% less at $30.

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Music Lessons in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City has the been the origin city of some great musicians and performers, including many legendary jazz players such as Charlie Parker. One of the greatest song composers of the twentieth century, Burt Bacharach, was born and raised here, and this city has been produced several alternative bands and jazz vocalists.

If you think you have the right stuff to join these ranks, we recommend taking Kansas City music lessons. And TakeLessons is the place to find and contact great teachers in your area in order to learn your craft.

Great musicianship isn't just innate; it is honed after hundreds of hours of practice. We take great pride in the teachers who work for us, who each complete a rigorous interview process, as well as a background check. Even then, only 8% are hired!

The process is easy, and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Simply search for Kansas City music lessons here or call 1-877-231-8505 to speak with a student counselor who will help connect you with the right tutor. Lesson subjects are diverse, including basic musical theory, song composition, performance, vocal technique, and a wide range of musical instruments. Our most popular lessons are guitar, bass, drums, and piano, but we also offer lessons for trumpet, saxophone, flute and violin.

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About Megan I.

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Prairie Village, KS

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About Megan
Hi! My name is Megan. I am a Wichita State graduate with a degree in music education. I have taught mandolin/violin/viola lessons for the past 7 years in Wichita, KS and in the KC area. I am also a elementary strings teacher for the KCK school district. Besides teaching music, I have also played mandolin/viola for several music projects from a typical Irish band to a free improve jazz ensemble. I am a very versatile player so I can teach/play from Irish to rock to jazz.

*** Lesson Details ***
When it comes to teaching private music lessons, I am a laid back teacher but I still have high expectations for each student. I really do not have a set curriculum because each student wants to learn something different.I use all my resources I have in order to meet the student's need. Whatever a student's avenue they want to take, I am confide
nt the student will have that much more knowledge before they had started.
I can teach mandolin any level and violin I can teach through book 3 of Suzuki or any other method book and viola through book 2 of Suzuki

*** Studio Equipment ***
Be in an open room much like a living room with amps, instruments, and other musical equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their own instrument. I expect them to have their own music stand and an amp if need be. I will provide copies of music at a small charge ($5) and would be willing to purchase the material if the student gives the money up front.

*** Specialties ***
For the most part, I play Irish, Jazz, Blues, and Classical.
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Megan I.

Prairie Village, KS 66208
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$25 / 30-min

About Tim T.

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Blue Springs, MO

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About Tim
My wife and I have been teaching piano lessons in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. We have studios in our home; she teaches upstairs and I teach downstairs! I am currently accepting new students and welcome the opportunity to see them grow and experience the joy of piano playing.

While some of my piano students are involved in church music, I also teach students in the entire Kansas City area and we cover every genre: classical, country, pop, rock and Broadway styles. I encourage each pianist to discover his or her own passion for playing!

I have more than 33 years of experience teaching private piano students and look forward to many, many more. Let me help you learn to play the piano with excellence and have a lot of fun in the process!

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Students can expect to have a teaching environment
that is professional and conducive to learning. My lessons include instruction in theory, technique and exposure to a variety of musical styles. Beginners will learn to play songs within 3 months time and gradually expand their repertoires to include more difficult piano pieces!

Beginning students are taught fundamental skills that apply to all piano players such as scales and arpeggios. Hanon exercises are used and chromatic scales are learned as well. I use Alfred teaching materials but not exclusively.

I encourage students to find their own favorites to play and lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student. If your desire is to become a classical pianist, we concentrate on works of the masters. If you are wanting to improvise with a jazz band, we work toward ear training with the jazz greats! If you would like to play in a church worship service, we will focus our attention on service playing and playing worship songs by ear, too.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Den: upright, couch and recliner, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
Classical and church music
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Dominic P. April 19, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Glenda S. January 22, 2019
· Vocal Training · In home
I left feeling that I am going to finally find my voice! Yes!
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Jairius January 9, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Tim is by far one of the greatest people on the planet Earth. He always has a smile on his face and his cheerfully attitude always rubs off on you. He is very very skilled on the piano and is nearly perfect with his teaching method
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Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO 64015
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About Susannah S.

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Overland Park, KS

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About Susannah
***Daytime availability for summer students June-July****

I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Education (vocal emphasis) and a trumpet performance minor. I then completed my Masters in Vocal Pedagogy in December of 2015. Right now I am teaching K-8 General music and 5-8th grade band and Chorus. I have been a private studio instructor for the past 8 years.

If you are pursuing voice I can teach you Classical operatic singing, Broadway style, or Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)

If you are pursuing trumpet I can enhance your skills whether you are just beginning or are already an intermediate player.

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I am a teacher that helps you reach whatever goals you set for yourself. You tell me what you want to accomplish and I will work together with you to make i
t happen. I will create a curriculum according your personal needs and skill level.

If you are taking lessons with me you will learn lots of music theory and music history. I want you to understand the style and reasoning behind each piece of music you play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The in studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes a piano (88 key weighted), books, and seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in guest spaces.

The Elementary School lessons are taught in a classroom which includes an upright piano, books, & seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in lot.

*** Specialties ***
German Lieder and Italian Arias
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Kate maloney April 2, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Was great help, and improved many things with my son's trumpet playing. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to learn or improve certain instruments!
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Kate maloney March 19, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Jake January 9, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Susannah was so pleasant and upbeat. My son was pleased with what he learned in just his first lesson. We look forward to the next one!
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Susannah S.

Overland Park, KS 66212
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$25 / 30-min

About David E.

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Kansas City, MO

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About David
*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.

As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson,
Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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Tammy May 24, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
David is a great guitar teacher. I'm a beginner and was very nervous to start lessons, but now I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Austin C. April 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
David has a niche for teaching. You’ll learn what you need to know.
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Mark February 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
First lesson, first impression, he’s a very good listener and can quickly evaluate the student and give meaningful direction. He could be exceptional...need more time to work with him to say.
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David E.

Kansas City, MO 64133
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$25 / 30-min

About Karla N.

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Kansas City, MO
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About Karla
Karla is a self-motivated and proactive music educator with a solid experience in music performance and hands-on experience in developing and implementing music programs. Guiding, developing, and challenging students to achieve their highest levels has been a successful and passionate experience for her. Karla obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2004 from, with an emphasis on Viola from UMKC. She was a Viola performer with the Conservatory Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, Bach Cantatas, and a string quartet. Her viola teachers have been Dr. Steven Kruse, concert virtuosos Paul Coletti and Scott Lee, and composer Robert Hagenbuch. At the Conservatory she pursued the violin and took lessons from Paul Hatton of the Kansas City Symphony.

Karla also received her Music Educators license in Instrumental Music from William Jewell Co
llege in 2005. Instrumental Conducting, Secondary Music Methods, Instrumental Techniques, and Educational Psychology were some of the courses that prepared her to become a more knowledgeable teacher. After completing her student teaching at the Liberty Public School District, she pursued her field experience and prepared for her career as an educator at numerous schools ranging from grades 4 - 12 and college students. Currently, Karla plays 4th chair viola with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and in the past has subbed for the St. Joseph Symphony. She is also the Viola player with Crescendo Trio. They perform 30-35 weddings and corporate events every year. Karla keeps an in-home and downtown studio offering music lessons for children and adults of all ages from beginners to advanced students.

*** Lesson Details ***
The methods I use for teaching primarily depends on the students' style of learning and the level that they are at musically. For beginning students I use a lot of visual and aural techniques and for more advanced students I build on what they already know and challenge them to go further. I am also familiar with the Suzuki method and pop music styles.

*** Studio Equipment ***
- Home studio with keyboard, 1 violin, 1 viola, music stand, music cabinet, seating for parents, wi-fi
- Downtown studio with 1 viola, music stand, seating for parents, and wi-fi

*** Specialties ***
I use the Essential Elements book for beginners so they can learn to read music. I use Suzuki Books for my student's solos. I also use Wolfhart Books to teach technique and Essentials For Strings Scale Book.
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Paloma October 7, 2016
· Viola · In studio
The best violin and viola teacher that I have ever had. She is flexible and encouraging and is great.
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Karla N.

Kansas City, MO 64108
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$27 / 30-min
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About Myles G.

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Prairie Village, KS

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About myles
I grew up playing in blues bands and eventually became interested in jazz. Over the years, I've gigged in a variety of genres from jazz and blues to r&b, hip-hop, soul, funk, pop, musical theater, rock, etc. in KC, NYC, and throughout the Midwest.

My teaching isn't genre-specific. I give you the tools and knowledge to do anything you want with music and the guitar, whether your goal is to strum folk songs, audition for music school, play blues or jazz guitar, or just about anything else.

My qualifications:

- B.F.A. in Jazz and Contemporary Music from The New School (NYC, 2012)
- M.M. in Jazz Studies from Aaron Copland School of Music (NYC, 2018)

I'm available to teach online via webcam and in person at Village Music Academy in Prairie Village, KS.
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Mark April 22, 2019
· Guitar · Online
I have taken webcam lessons from Myles for a little over two years now and I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I had already played guitar for years and studied with a few local teachers, but was stuck in a rut. I now know a lot more about music than I did when I started with him.
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Myles G.

Prairie Village, KS 66208
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Rob F.

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Overland Park, KS

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My name is Rob Foster. I teach violin and viola lessons in the KC area. My parents started me on the Suzuki Method at 3 years old. I have played and taught lots of Classical music but I am also passionate about other kinds of music as well. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk and Improvisation. I have played in many bands playing all of those genres. We can go any direction you want. I usually use the Suzuki books for sight reading and classical practice/technique, and also do ear training exercises. Come check out my website for more information. Thanks. www.robmusicianfoster.com
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Leda G. May 8, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Very good teacher.
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Sarah J. September 26, 2017
· Violin · In home
Rob's passion for music is evident in his teaching. He is very professional and an excellent violin instructor. I can tell he truly wants his students to succeed. He is very patient and teaches in a way that is fun and involved. Very highly recommended.
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Lindsey Eusterwiemann May 14, 2017
· Violin · In home
Rob is a great violin teacher. He is very competent and knows how to break the steps down to help our 6-year old learn this complex instrument. We are excited to see her learn and grow!
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Rob F.

Overland Park, KS 66221
(5)
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$30 / 30-min

About Kaia N.

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Kansas City, MO
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Hi! My name is Kaia, I'm passionate about teaching students in the way that makes the most sense to them, & inspiring others to reach their potential. I am a singer-songwriter from Denver with a diverse background and years of teaching experience. I studied classical voice at CU Boulder 2008-2010, and songwriting & commercial music business at CU Denver 2010-2013. Teaching full-time since 2013, I LOVE helping students find their best natural sound and how to use their instrument. My strength is teaching fundamental basics in a way anyone can understand, using a variety of ways of thinking and learning. I encourage students to play & sing when they are interested and try composing their own songs. I've played classical piano 23 years, guitar 16 years, and taken voice lessons for 15 years (plus a degree). I also LOVE arranging & composing
and translating this to Ableton and electronic music! Let me know how I can help you!
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Brad B. May 24, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Bob April 12, 2019
· Guitar · Online
Very knowledgeable, listened well, and tailored her approach to my learning needs. Really great!
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Julie April 10, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Kaia is an excellent teacher. She set you and ease, is responsive to what you want to learn and has great follow up. I so look forward to my lesson time.
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Kaia N.

Kansas City, MO 64106
(13)
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$25 / 30-min

About Melissa J.

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Kansas City, MO
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I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.
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Jinlei May 13, 2019
· Cello · In studio
She is a really nice teacher! I’m enjoy the class!
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Donna January 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Melissa is fantastic!! Extremely kind and very patient. She’s a great teacher!!!
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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO 64106
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$35 / 30-min

About Jake P.

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Kansas City, KS

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I'm a husband and father. My dad taught me guitar as a kid and now I've been playing for about 20 years. I start lessons with beginners by asking what you want to accomplish on guitar. Let's discover what you want to do on the guitar and make a plan to get you there.

I am flexible for any frequency of lessons that best fits your schedule (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.). With summer upon us, I understand the need to be flexible. Let me know what works for you and we will make it work.

For parents: I want to create a safe and empowering learning environment for your child(ren). As your child continues in lessons with me I'd love to connect with you along the way as well to discuss how I'm doing and what we can do to continue empowering your child.

I have experience teaching children living with unique needs. If your child is differentl
y abled, I would love to be the person to teach him or her an instrument!
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Jake P.

Kansas City, KS 66103
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$25 / 30-min

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