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I can't even explain how great this made me feel. I suddenly felt like I could actually achieve this bucket list dream of mine.
Kyle, Country Guitar (In-Person)
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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
Malia, French (Online)
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your music lessons are live, interactive, and customized for kids.
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Judy G.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • BS Radio & TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
I've been teaching ukulele for 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy chords and songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other ukulele books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwri

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Ines
Judy has tailored a program for my daughter that challenges her and simultaneously nurtures her love of bass guitar. We are very happy.
John
enjoying my class =)
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Casey C.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Best of the Fest" from IndieWeek Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Mississippi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Casey C.

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I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-building an understanding and relationship with each drum
-the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming
-how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums
-basic mechanical techniques
-development of each limb
-learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them
-learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band

About Casey

Hi I'm a 34 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past decade I have toured internationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained

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Avery F.
A great teacher, so patient and really has made all my son's lessons so much fun. He looks forward to Casey's lessons every week
Lynn C.
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Fantastic lesson and inspiring teacher
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Laura C.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University
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Laura C.

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I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

About Laura

*** About Me *** I am a classically trained cellist in NYC. I have a master's degree in cello performance from a top NYC conservatory and I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-10. In addition to performing music, I love to teach cello lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages! My musical as

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Janet M.
My first lesson with Laura was even better than I had hoped. I'm an adult intermediate player who has not played in the past several years. Laura communicated with me several times prior to the lesson to check on my experience, goals, and music requests. During the lesson Laura identified and helped with several problem techniques and provided exercises to help correct them. She was friendly, professional, and made excellent use of our lesson time. She's an excellent coach and I'm so excited to have found her!
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Dr. Kimberly K.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the clarinet? Let me help you! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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Navin B.
I learnt this new song that I never heard before : 'Ode to Joy'. Best teacher ever!
Michael M.
Great intro to Sax .. Dr Kimberly was patient with me as a first time attempt to use the instrument. /Reminds me of a song .. its a long long road with many a winding turn ... Thanks
Carolyn
I'm really enjoying my lessons!
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

About Karen

Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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Yoon Jae L.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, Piano and Orchestral Conducting from Mannes College, The New School for Music
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Yoon Jae L.

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I am professional arranger and I am on faculty at the City College of New York (CUNY) and I have taught instrumentation and arranging for six years. Depending on your level, I will can cover the basics such as instrument ranges, transposition and capabilities to more advanced topics such as orchestration and how to write idiomatically for each instrument. I generally teach from the Adler book but also have my own method using scores from the standard repertoire.

About Yoon Jae

Yoon Jae enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, arranger, pianist, and artrepreneur. As Founder & Artistic Director of Ensemble 212, Mr. L has built one of today’s finest ensembles based in New York. They have received critical acclaim for their innovative programming of works by living comp

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Douglas T.
Yoon Jae is a fantastic teacher.
Mark B.
Yoon Jae is an excellent, patient teacher. I am a beginner and he is helping me develop a solid foundation that should allow me to develop my skills. Excellent!
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Average Cost of Music Lessons for Kids

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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$70 average

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The Benefits of Music Lessons for Kids

There are plenty of reasons why music lessons are a great idea for kids of all ages. Learning the basics of how to sing or how to play an instrument early on can set your child up for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

Music lessons for children are a fun way to build confidence and boost social skills. Research also suggests that the benefits of music education can extend to other subjects, such as language and math. The best part is that these brain-boosting benefits can come automatically, all while your child takes on an exciting new instrument!

Online Music Lessons for Kids

If your child is interested in music lessons, there’s no need to drive across town for them to study with a professional teacher. With TakeLessons Live, your kid can rec

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eive a world-class music lesson from the comfort of your own home. This is a perfect solution for busy parents and busy kids alike!

Today’s kids are more well connected than ever and learning a subject via a webcast comes naturally to them. Even if they don’t have tech skills yet, it’s easy for them to follow instructions and give feedback through the computer. Unlike pre-recorded online videos, these real-time lessons provide personalized guidance from the teacher and allow your kids to get their questions answered on the spot.

Language skills and music skills are closely interconnected, and it’s never too early to introduce your child to singing and listening to music. Around the age of four or five, they may be ready to start taking private music lessons or group music classes. You can start with a shorter lesson duration, and gradually extend the playing time based on their level of motivation.

TakeLessons makes it easy to find teachers who specialize in providing music lessons for kids. Simply pick your child’s favorite instrument above and browse our listings of professional music teachers. You can then read a particular teacher’s profile, check out the reviews, and send them an introductory message. This allows you to have complete confidence in the teacher that you pick.

The Power of Music Lessons for Children

While there are plenty of great resources online for learning how to sing or play an instrument, nothing beats the one-on-one guidance of a private music lesson. When your child is starting out on a new instrument, it’s important for them to stay motivated, and the right teacher can provide encouragement and step-by-step guidance along their musical journey.

Whether you want your child to become the next Mozart or you’d just like to give them a boost in the classroom, online music lessons for kids are a convenient way to integrate the power of music into your daily lives. With each lesson, your child will be cultivating important study abilities and developing critical listening skills.

Chances are, your kid already loves to spend time watching videos on YouTube, so why not make that screen time more constructive? Once they get in the habit of connecting with their music teacher online, they’ll have a positive role model they can reach out to for all of their music-related questions. Music lessons for your child today will lay down the foundation for a future full of musical fun!

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