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Average Cost of Piano Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $300 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$37 average
$155
45-min $15
 
$50 average
$201
60-min $15
 
$64 average
$300

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute piano 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 piano lessons are 22% less expensive at $50, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $37.

Curious how much piano lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best piano teachers .

Piano Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Piano instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Piano teachers

Missy M.

Goodlettsville, TN

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Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY

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Anahit S.

Van Nuys, CA

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About Missy M.

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Goodlettsville, TN

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I like to cater to each individual's needs as much as possible so I will ask questions and we will gear the lesson toward what is needed!

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Randy April 6, 2019
· Singing · Online
Just finished first lesson. Can’t wait for round 2!!!
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Trigg February 21, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Missy is great! She has a unique way of understanding how I, as an individual, learn rather than cookie cutter teaching. She explains why we are doing things the way we are and how it will help me be able to play later. I'd recommend her to anyone and I'm looking forward to me next lesson!
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Lucy December 22, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Missy is great and so helpful!!!

About Eric J.

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Brooklyn, NY

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As of August 2015, I now offer beginner and intermediate piano lessons:

my curriculum will be geared towards singers/instrumentalists who are looking to learn basic piano to improve their singing or main instrument and to songwriters/producers who wanna step up their craft.

all my students learn:

- ear training
- music theory
- composition/songwriting
- melody writing for popular music
- harmony
- reharmonizing (additional chord options for a song/melody)
- diatonic/pentatonic scales, key centers and their uses
- sight-reading
- musicality

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Nikki April 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I studied with Eric for about ~6 months, wishing to reconnect with my singing voice and tackle harder tunes. Eric maintains a very positive and open approach to voice lessons, students of all levels/ages would feel comfortable working with him. He is a true rocker and fun to work with!
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Thomas April 9, 2019
· Guitar · Online
Eric was very engaged, started teaching me songs and a bit of theory right from the start. I feel like my practicing now has some structure due to his guidance.
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Kimberly V. April 7, 2019
· Guitar · Online
Eric is an excellent Teacher ! I've been a student for a little over a year and he has taught me a lot ! He has shown me things I've never even heard of . He will push you to go further than you think you can go and succeed . That's a Hallmark of a Great Teacher !!!

About Anahit S.

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Van Nuys, CA
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Piano, Chamber Music, Accompaniment, Audition and Competition Prep.

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Michael November 5, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher who has been training my daughter in classical piano for the past 3 years. Anahit has an incredibly vast knowledge of piano repertoire, technique and performance. She has gotten my daughter active in the Certificate of Merit program of California and understands how to properly prepare students to achieve high marks in all aspects of piano study. Highly recommended!
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Hovik July 3, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
I have been taking piano lessons with Anahit for 2,5 years. I was recommended by an acquaintance, whose technique I admired and I also saw the improvement immediately after she started taking classes with Anahit. I am so glad I made the decision to commit full time and let Anahit work her magic. She has certainly taken me to new levels of knowledge, skill and technique. If anyone is serious about playing the piano, especially as a career, look no further. Aside being a master of her craft, she is kind, professional and polite. I highly recommend her!
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jessica June 24, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Anahit is an amazing piano instructor. She instills a felling of confidence in students. She also has a very extensive repertoire that almost seems endless. I would recommend her to anyone of any age that wants to learn how to play the piano. She teaches from the basics to very advanced levels. She is also very committed to her job, and rarely misses lessons. Her lessons are very professional and private.

Chris V.

Los Angeles, CA

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Emilie C.

North Hollywood, CA

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Mimi D.

Tulsa, OK

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About Chris V.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Expect to learn how to read and play music as well as learn the inner workings of basic theory.

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Caleb April 6, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Ronald R. September 26, 2018
· Electric Guitar · Online
Chris is a great teacher. I met him in group lessons. And now I’m using him for personal lessons. It was a good lesson.
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Synnove September 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
Chris was really great with my daughter! She can't wait for her next lesson.

About Emilie C.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Have you always wanted to learn piano? Have a child who is interested in music?

I am a professional pianist, composer and teacher (12+ years background in classical piano) specializing in beginner piano students. All ages are welcome, with lessons based on the interests/goals of each student. I will help you build a strong foundation in areas such as rhythm, music theory, note reading and technique, and you'll be playing songs in no time!

Piano was one of my first instruments, and it is a joy to be able to share my love and learning for this instrument and gateway into the vast spread of beautiful music out there. I am a performing artist, and in addition to piano, I specialize in songwriting and singing.

About Mimi D.

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Tulsa, OK
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I teach and encourage students to play music and songs they love !!!
All music styles. Any and all music genres.
From very beginner students to very advanced. All levels All ages.
I can also teach you how to write your own original songs and melodies.

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Abby H. April 22, 2019
· Violin · Online
My daughter enjoyed her lesson very much! She felt so much more comfortable with her music after the lesson.
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tawna April 3, 2019
· Violin · Online
I love my lessons with Mimi, she is so patient and so very helpful to me !! I love this!!
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Paula D. April 3, 2019
· Songwriting · Online
This was my first songwriting lesson with Mimi. She helped me with one of my sings and listened to 2 of my other songs. I have found Mimi to be a very knowledgeable and patient and creative teacher who inspires self-confidence in her students. Definitely several points above average.

Recent Piano Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Piano articles on our blog.

Learn How to Play Piano: How Often Should I Practice?

Learn How to Play Piano: How Often Should I Practice?

“I’d love to learn how to play piano, but I just don’t have the time.” Does that sound familiar? If you say you're too busy to learn, think again! Check out this advice from Hyde Park, MA teacher Marie-france M... Many people are under the impression that there is no point in learning how to play piano unless you are able to practice a minimum of one hour a day - but nothing could be further from the truth. When you learn how to play piano, even at a rudimentary level, it's a multi-faceted un … Read More

Learn How to Play Piano: How Often Should I Practice?
“I’d love to learn how to play piano, but I just don’t have the time.” Does that sound familiar? If you say you're too busy to learn, think again! Check out this advice from Hyde Park, MA teacher Marie-france M... Many people are under the impression that there is no point in learning how to play piano unless you are able to practice a minimum of one hour a day - but nothing could be further from the truth. When you learn how to play piano, even at a rudimentary level, it's a multi-faceted un
How to Buy Your First Piano
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to buy your first piano. Buying a piano can seem overwhelming, but knowing what to look for and which questions to ask can make this once-in-a-lifetime purchase an incredibly exciting experience! Where Do You Start? Before you even begin your research, consider the following: • What is your budget? • How much space do you have in your home - is a piano reasonable or should you purchase a keyboard instead? For your first piano, do some shop
Why Learning Piano Theory is Important for All Musicians
Struggling to understand music theory? Try heading over to the piano -- seeing a visual representation can help a ton! Here, Lowell, IN teacher Blake C. shares how to get started...   Many musicians avoid learning music theory altogether because it can feel much like learning a foreign language; as a result, many musicians enlist in the anti-music theory organization. I will admit it – I was a member of the anti-music theory organization in my early years, declaring that music theory
6 Piano Songs to Help You Learn Major and Minor Scales
Need to work on your major or minor scales? Piano songs abound by both classical and contemporary pianists that can help you improve your skills. Here, St. Augustine, FL Heather L. shares her recommendations.    Even as a piano teacher, I can be sympathetic to students who find themselves practicing major and minor scales over and over without any variation. Scales are often cited as the least favorite part of taking piano lessons. Sometimes, well, a lot of the time, the best way
3 Small Mistakes That Make a Big Impact on Learning Piano
Not progressing as fast as you'd like on the piano? Here, Covington, KY teacher Stacey S. shares three common mistakes that might be tripping you up as you're learning piano...   Learning piano is a fun yet challenging journey. If you're feeling frustrated, however, you might be tempted to quit before you can really can play much of anything. But by addressing three small mistakes often made, you can improve your learning process! Small Mistake: Not practicing enough Big Impact: Sl

Free Piano Lessons with an Expert Teacher

Learn how to play the piano in these video tutorials from a professional piano teacher!

Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

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Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

Video #2:
Piano Basics

Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

Video #3:
Reading Piano Notes

Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.

Video #4:
Time and Key Signatures

Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.

Video #5:
Understanding Rhythm

Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.

 

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Why TakeLessons?

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Piano Lessons

Learning to play the piano can be a very enjoyable hobby. The benefits of learning to play a musical instrument cannot be overstated!

The piano is a common instrument for beginning musicians, and many students choose piano to broaden their education as well as their physical and mental performance capacities. Piano is fun to learn, and with dedication and practice, most students can play several simple songs within a month or two.

It's no surprise students learn faster when taking private piano lessons. It simply cannot be compared to watching video tutorials or ‘how to play piano’ YouTube videos. Personalized lessons are important, and finding specialized teachers for one-on-one lessons allows students the necessary feedback and personal attention required to become great pianists.

Advantages of our personalized piano instruction include: • Fully customized lessons for all ages, experience levels and interests. • Extensive listings of friendly, certified teachers. • Easy access to online lesson journals. • 100% money back guarantee.

We believe music is fun and rewarding, and we've worked overtime to make sure you benefit not only from your lessons, but from the inspiring support and resources our piano instructors offer!

We hand-pick our piano teachers to give each student the best music education available. Our safe, certified instructors complete rigorous interviews, which include professional references and criminal background checks. There is nothing is more important than the safety of our students!

We offer flexibility so students can manage their lesson schedules, length and location. Our trained student counselors help you with everything from scheduling and billing to your initial communication with your teacher. All you have to worry about is enjoying your lessons!

Beginner vs Intermediate vs Expert Piano Lessons

Private piano lessons with a TakeLessons instructor are tailored to each student based on their current skill level, and goals. Beginner students get easier songs, easier exercises, and simpler techniques. From there, the difficulty increases in order to properly challenge and motivate intermediate and advanced level pianists to develop greater skills, to stretch their preconceived limitations, and to ultimately gain more satisfaction and enjoyment from the piano.

We understand advancing pianists may also have professional goals, so our teachers can counsel you to increase your chances of getting more and higher paying gigs. Who knows, someday, you too can become a TakeLessons piano instructor and get paid to teach other aspiring pianists like you. Piano Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

If you’re the type of parent who believes music can improve early childhood development, science has good news for you. A recent study suggests that piano practice can help children better and faster process music and language. Hearing different pitches and tones can help one better parse spoken words. So while every parent needs to be careful not to forcefully involve their little ones in music, sports, and other interests, parents can still take a gentler approach that stimulates joy and curiosity, and plants a seed for lifelong learning.

Piano Lessons for Kindergartners and Grade Schoolers

Science also has good news for kids older than preschool age. A Harvard study found that kids, at the average age of 6 who took 15 months of piano training show increased brain matter and structure. In other words, piano lessons can help improve motor skills, cognitive performance, and listening skills at a young age.

TakeLessons instructors are background-checked, and highly qualified to give your kids the lessons they need to stay engaged, enjoy the learning process, and to gradually and continually improve one key, one note at a time. After all, learning at a younger age yields the greatest and most long-lasting benefits.

The last thing you want to do is force a kid into playing and practicing so much that they begin to flame out and reject something as delightful as the piano.

Piano Lessons for Autism, Dyslexia, and other Special Needs

Some TakeLessons instructors specialize in teaching students with special needs. We believe that not every student learns the same way, and that every student, regardless of their special needs, is capable of becoming an excellent piano player. If you can’t find a special needs teacher near you, try searching for online teachers, to find the perfect teacher that can meet your or your child’s needs.

Piano Lessons for Teenagers and High Schoolers

The teen and tween years are the make or break years for most people, in deciding whether they’re going to stick with a childhood hobby or interest, for life. As you go through puberty, and begin preparing for life as an adult, and responsibilities pile on your plate, the first things to go tend to be the personal interests you’re passionate about, because they don’t pay the bills. Also, because they’re not an official part of your school curriculum. In other words, what was once a must-have becomes a nice-to-have.

This is why it’s important to have someone that holds you accountable for prolonging your learning and practicing, regardless of whether it’s a musical instrument, or a sport, or any other after-school matter. Someone to keep you motivated. And if you decide to make your passion a profession, someone to guide you along the way on how to find the right opportunities for paid gigs, or even a full-time career in playing the piano.

Piano Lessons for College Students

Let’s be honest, private lessons aren’t the best idea for college students who are generally tight on budget, time, and commitments. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop learning and practicing. You can still work the piano by taking classes or participating in music programs at your college. These tend to be more affordable, more social, and less stressful than trying to fit private lessons into your routine.

Alternatively, we also offer group classes where you can practice the piano for free online in small groups. Sign up for TakeLessons Live, get unlimited access to piano practice, and join the class sessions that best work for your schedule. And hey, if you can afford to take private lessons, find a TakeLessons instructor near you, or take online classes.

Piano Lessons for Working Adults & Parents

By now, you’ve already decided whether to stick with the piano or to drop it. If you’re one of the lucky few that stuck with it, in spite of having an extremely busy schedule with work and family obligations, congratulations. Contrary to popular belief, taking the time out for routine piano practice has tremendous benefits, even for the busiest of people.

We believe that piano practice as an adult is more productive than it seems because it clears your head, it builds patience, discipline and concentration skills which you can transfer over to other parts of life, and it keeps your hand-eye coordination sharp. It also keeps you committed to learning and improvement, which again, are transferable traits to professional life. As role models, parents taking active classes shows kids the importance of pursuing personal interests for life.

Piano Lessons for Senior Citizens & Retirees

Another study showed that practicing a musical instrument can slow down the aging process. The study of adults ranging from ages 60 to 83 revealed that those who played music regularly had better verbal and non-verbal memory, verbal fluency, visuomotor speed, and cognitive flexibility.

Even if you’ve never played a musical instrument or shown any interest, it’s never too late to start. Even latecomers can fall in love with something as timeless as the piano. Age isn’t a relevant factor, when it comes to curiosity, pleasure, and determination.

What to Learn with Private Piano Lessons

Your private lessons instructor can help you fill in all the knowledge gaps that are preventing you from playing the piano to the best of your ability. Here are all the fundamental piano topics you should expect your teacher to cover:

Learn about the physical and theoretical aspects such as piano keys, notes, chords, scales, sheet music reading, tuning, music theory.

Learn how to play piano while singing or in combination with other instruments.

Learn about the similarities and differences between the different types of pianos: keyboards vs grand vs upright vs digital vs hybrid.

Learn about the similarities piano has with other percussion instruments such as tabla, djembe, bass and snare drums.

Learn about what separates an expert pianist from an intermediate level pianist.

Learn about popular piano songs and artists, and how to play like them.

Learn about the different piano music genres such as Classical, Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, Modern, and Christian.

Are piano and keyboard lessons the same?

A piano is acoustic instrument, a keyboard is electronic, and a digital piano is a mix of both. They each have unique advantages and drawbacks.

An acoustic piano and digital piano have weighted keys, while an electronic keyboard has unweighted keys. You can connect headphones to a digital piano or a keyboard so only the pianist can hear the music. Acoustic pianos sound the best, or rather, the most natural, but tend to be more expensive to buy, and to maintain (tuning). Keyboards and digital pianos are cheaper, don’t require tuning, and are easily portable. Grand pianos and upright pianos take up a lot of room, and are difficult to move, however, if they’re well taken care of, they can last you over 30 years.

A TakeLessons piano instructor can teach you best practices based on the type of piano or keyboard you or your child is using to learn and play.

Free Piano Lessons & Resources

Check out this video for a free piano lesson on finger speed exercises.

Check out this video on playing the piano with emotion.

Check out our free articles, guides, and infographics on learning the piano fast.

Finally, take free piano classes with TakeLessons Live.

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