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Loretta M.

62 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Masters of Music from NYU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Community Honor from Bethune School of Excellence
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Loretta M.

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Performance lessons focus on confidence, cues, and various styles in the music culture. The importance of audience connection and performance objective are taught as well.

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I

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Teresa H.
Loretta is the perfect singing teacher. I am brand new at this and I was terrified to sing in front of another person. She made me feel super comfortable and it’s all good! I am loving our time together and She makes me feel like she is, too.
Emy
easy and fun with... amazing woman
Lia
She was amazing and very supportive. The tips really helped and she is an inspiration to me! Thank you so much!
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Henri B.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Henri B.

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Specializing in all types of stage performance coaching and development.

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Henri has been great with my daughter Emma! She looks forward to her lesson every week and is learning a lot.
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Jill G.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Congress of Strings from American Federation of Musicians
  • Teaches students 4 to 90
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Jill G.

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Whether you're playing as a soloist, a chamber musician, or an orchestra member, you're performing music. I'm sure you want to play your best! In fact, I'm convinced of it. Great performance demands a willing performer AND a great performance coach. As a seasoned performance coach, I bring a myriad of tools and decades of experience and knowledge to your corner. And I love what I do! Let me help you get the most joy from your playing!

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyp

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Julian
Jill has been great! I’m an adult beginner who was nervous about jumping into learning the Violin. Jill is very helpful, super encouraging and knowledgeable. Also very flexible with my schedule. I recommend her to anyone starting out. I look forward to my next lesson!
Deborah S.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. Jill is an excellent teacher. She is patient and so easy to follow. Btw she is an amazing violinist. I’m so impressed.
Jim W.
A great deal of instruction in the first lesson.
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Cory H.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Cory H.

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Learn about and get feedback on stage presence, learn about the music industry, learn the industry lingo, learn about phrasing and breathing, and learn to read sheet music.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your per

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Ella
Cory is patient, and super talented! Highly recommended
Theresa D.
Corey i a wonderful teacher. He is very personable and was able to engage my 8-year-old granddaughter. She looks forward to seeing Corey every week. He is patient, knowledgeable, talented, and very encouraging. Would highly recommend his services.
Karyn
I've had a number of lessons with Cory and it's been an awesome experience! I've learned a lot from him and been able to work on so many skills. He's very patient and personable.

Ivan S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chaldean, Arabic
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ivan S.

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Learn the skills needed to overcome stage fright and mind blanks while performing!

About Ivan

Hello! My name is Ivan. I am a classically trained pianist. I have been playing the piano for 17 years and have been teaching for 5 years. I like to give my students the opportunity to not only progress in skill, but also enjoy what they are learning! My lessons focus on 5 things: - note re

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Gerardo
I would like to highly recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher for children. Ivan is a gifted piano teacher. He is very well-respected in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. This community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher of his caliber to teach in this area.

Ivan is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each one. Although he is one of the best music teachers in the zone, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges, and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughter.
Lamis
Ivan was an absolutely wonderful Piano teacher to my son, who was 3-4 years old at the time. My son had a peculiar way of learning and appreciating music, and Ivan seamlessly adapted to my son’s learning style, engaged with him in a fun but effective dynamic, and taught him skills beyond my expectations! He’s kind, patient and highly skilled as a teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Shirin
Ivan was the piano teacher for my 3 boys ages 14, 12 and 7 years old for about 2 years. Before Ivan, my kids lost interest in learning and practicing piano. Ivan was able to engage their interest and make them love practicing. He encouraged them to pick music from famous songs or movies which helped to attract their attention. My kids looked at him as a role model. It was a pleasure having him as their piano teacher. He is a great one. It was a big loss for us when he moved out of the state. He is highly recommended.
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David R.

18 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Awarded Solo Recitalist Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
  • Teaching since 1976
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David R.

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David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed

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Doug P.
He has a real talent and enthusiasm for communicating his clear mastery of the guitar in a truly accessible and non-intimidating way, with a real thirst for developing skills in learners.
Tammy
I learned SO much and I am thoroughly enjoying practicing what I learned!
Randolph R.
Always positive and patient with raw beginner like me.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music performance teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream music performance teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$55 average
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$69 average

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"Danny came to our house and did lessons for my son in our living room. My son used to take group classes with Danny at a Network for Young Artists, a non-profit but since we moved out of that area, we needed more one on one time. My son has improved in confidence, singing has gotten better. He even sang at a family birthday party for his little sister and even did a speech. I would have never imagined that type of confidence."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Patrick is from Miami, Fl. the capital of music. He graduated from a very reputable Arts school and it shows in his work as a musician and teacher. I highly recommend Patrick not only as a teacher but also as an entertainer."
Jaimy
Took Music Performance lessons from Patrick L.
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"Bill is a thoughtful teacher, an amazing musician, and a really caring guy

I would highly recommend Bill! He is such a great player and teacher! He has helped enormously with my saxophone playing, clarinet playing, and improvising.

Since my saxophone playing is already fairly advanced. In our lessons on saxophone focus heavily on advanced jazz improvisation topics, like standard tunes, and transcription. He is so knowledgeable on these advanced topics but is really great at showing me the basics so that I can learn at my own level and pace.

On clarinet Bill and I work on more classical studies and instrument technique to get my clarinet playing more on track.

Bill is such a patient and motivating teacher. It is clear that he cares deeply about MY SUCCESS in music. He has helped me feel good about my musical progress and inspired me to work harder!

He has even given me lots of great music business advice, and helped me think about what I want out of music in my life.

Bill is so easy to get along with and is really careful to explain things in a way that I can understand them.

Its been really awesome getting to know and work with him!"
Jason
Took Music Performance lessons from Bill T.
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"I have been taking piano/music lessons from Ryan for 8 months now. It has been a great journey with him. As a 40yo student, I always have my ways of learning music (or anything), and Ryan truly customized every lesson to my likings. And these changes based on what was going on in my life at the moment of the lessons, be that a celebration, a loss, a growth and such. So the lessons with him have been healing process to me like a therapy. Now I understand why there is such thing as music therapy. I started lessons with him to play piano, but he had been showering me with lots of music theory which I have been always curious about. It is like learning a whole new language and it opened up my eyes to a world of music. Ryan is kind, friendly and flexible. An hour lesson with him give me happy and positive energy for a week. Why wouldn’t musical conversations give anyone such pleasure? I am committed to continuing my musical journey with Ryan!"
Jade
Took Music Performance lessons from Ryan R.
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"My online experience has been awesome. I have learned so much about the parts of the voice and how to work my singing voice. I feel so much better and confident with my singing.!"
Cheryl
Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"Arrica has been such a wonderful teacher for my 11-year-old daughter. (She was 9 when she started with Arrica.) Our girl has a lot of raw talent but needed some good instruction that wasn't too formal. Africa is just the right blend of traditional singing technique and fun rock-n-roll, record your own music on Garage band. We love her!"
Julie B.
Took Music Performance lessons from Arrica R.
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"Michelle helped me prepare for a voice audition for a musical production, and I got the role I tried out for!"
Emma
Took Music Performance lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"Danny has an approach that is professional and realistic to real life situations. Most coaches I've worked with before were only able to help me with basic piano scales. Danny actually went further and worked on my song which is R&B and taught me how to interact with a small crowd. Yikes, it works."
Jerry M
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Christine is a wonderful Instructor who went above and beyond expectations to ensure that i was grasping the information as it was explained to me. Her manner and drive is very engaging and i found it helped me build my confidence and develop a greater appreciation for music performance. She knows her stuff and so much more. Try her. You will be glad you did. She is the best. And by the way, she sings like a bird."
Grace
Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"Jeffery is able to provide an excellent perspective on what it takes to perform in an organic and musical way in front of large crowds, as he has a ton of experience doing so. I highly recommend taking lessons from Jeffery, it is a wonderful experience."
Boyce
Took Music Performance lessons from Jeffery M.
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Private Music Performance Lessons Near You

Most of us have sat in the audience for a mind-blowing musical performance that no one wanted to end. We've likely also been in the audience for music performances that couldn't end soon enough. Of course all musicians — whether beginners just starting out in a recital or professionals taking the stage at a concert house — want to be in the first group of amazing performances. 

The best to become a great performer is to study music performance formally. If you have a musical talent you're ready to share with the world or an upcoming recital that's racking your nerves, then signing up for music performance classes can help you! 

Why Learn How to Perform Music?

Musicians decide to study music performance for several reasons. For many, these lessons are about understanding the music business: concert promotion, venues, and audiences. Others want to improve their performance skills. They want to learn about using a stage, connecting with an audience, or performing expressively. Lessons can also help you arrange performances, perfecting the order of songs and their delivery. 

Beginners often turn to lessons in order to develop confidence and overcome stage fright. Experiencing performance anxiety is normal when you're new to music performance or to your instrument. If you're just starting out, then learning more about performance from an experienced teacher will help you know what to expect on stage, give you the tools you need to gain confidence, and empower you to pull off a performance without a hitch. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Perform Music and What You'll Study Along the Way

Sure, it's easy to find plenty of tips, tricks, and free music performance classes online. The best way to learn how to perform music, however, is by studying with a private teacher. In private music performance lessons, you'll receive immediate, personalized feedback that allows you to learn new concepts fast, while overcoming challenges quickly.

No two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, music performance classes for children differ greatly in terms of teaching methods and course content from music performance lessons for adults. In private lessons, your music performance tutor will work to keep you motivated, interested, and always improving.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Music Performance Lessons

If you have little or no experience performing or experience extreme performance anxiety, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll ease yourself onto the stage and into the limelight at a pace that's comfortable for you. Your music performance teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Strategies to overcome performance anxiety
  • Confidence building exercises
  • Learn how to memorize music
  • Get comfortable using your space on stage
  • Learn performance practicing strategies

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Music Performance

If you have some previous experience with music performance, but want to improve your skills, then intermediate classes are where you belong. In these lessons, you'll learn new strategies for improving your performance and captivating your audience, while challenging yourself to perform more and more. Your intermediate music performance teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • How to create a captivating program
  • Learn to perform expressively
  • Connect with your audience
  • Develop your stage presence
  • Create an intriguing opening and exciting finale

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Music Performance

If you're pretty well-versed in music performance, you can still improve your performance skills and open yourself up to new performance opportunities in advanced classes. In these lessons, you'll learn more about the music business and creating truly enjoyable experiences that your audience won't be able to get enough of. Topics learned in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Creating memorable audience experiences
  • Finding your audience
  • Music business advice
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Music Performance Teacher Near You

If you're ready to take your musical skills to the stage or have an upcoming recital that's giving you the jitters, then private lessons are for you. Luckily TakeLessons makes finding a private music performance tutor easy. A quick search will direct you to hundreds of qualified and experienced teachers who offer classes near you and online. We recommend browsing several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other music performance students. It's also a good idea to look for a teacher with direct experience in performing your instrument or musical genre of choice. 

The price of music performance classes varies, but most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. Regardless of cost, studying with a private music performance teacher is an investment that's sure to pay off. As you overcome stage fright, gain confidence, and learn to wow your audience, you'll be happy you signed up for private lessons!