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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Hillside, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Hillside is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $60 per hour.

30-min $30
 
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60-min $50
 
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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, 30-minute music lessons are 37% less expensive at $35.

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About Elaine George F.

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East Brunswick, NJ
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About Elaine George
With a degree in Music Education, I have maintained a career as a professional vocal coach, teacher, musical director and performer for more than thirty-five years, focusing on vocal production, technique, and performance skills for both solo and choral ensembles. My students have appeared on Broadway, in national tours, on television, in commercials, movies, and regional theatres. As a performing artist, my personal credits include Broadway, off-Broadway, cabaret, dinner theatre, church and synagogue soloist and numerous recordings. I have also appeared with Labors of Love, a benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and was a featured soloist on their Christmas CD, Carols for a Cure.
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Will November 29, 2015
· Musical Theater · In studio
Elaine was my first private voice teacher. She truly understands what the vocal demands are for anyone who is considering a career in musical theatre and gives singers tools to use their natural truthful voices to their best potential without vocal damage. Elaine has worked in the business and it is evident in her work. She is a professional who truly cares for her students successes. Personally, she has provided me with a solid foundation of vocal techinque that has helped me to strengthen and free my instrument. This has allowed me to sing truthfully and share stories with audiences. I would always leave lessons feeling ready to go and sing for another couple of hours because of the freedom Elaine's teachings gave my voice.
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Lynne November 29, 2015
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Both my children have studied with Elaine for over 23 years and I would highly recommend her for children starting out to adults wishing to either perform or just be a better singer for fun. Elaine is fantastic with working with professional singers looking to sharpen their vocal skills too or students applying to college. Elaine saw potential in both my children who did perform professionally for several years. Elaine is warm, friendly and brings out the best of not only your singing but your presentation as well.
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Shannon November 29, 2015
· Vocal Training · In studio
Such a wonderful teacher! She has always been the best help at preparing me to be audition ready with a song and she knows exactly what to say to me to help me get those hard notes out. When I trained with her my voice had grown tremendously. And theres never a dull lesson with Elaine!
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Elaine George F.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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About Dr. Jordan E.

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New Brunswick, NJ
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About Dr. Jordan
Email: jenzinge at gmail
Phone: Eight One Two Six Zero Six Zero Five Two Seven

With a versatile background in solo, chamber, and orchestral music, Dr. Jordan Enzinger currently serves as cello professor instructing music majors and non-majors at Seton Hall University, as cello faculty at the Princeton String Academy, and he maintains his prestigious private cello studio in East Brunswick. Dr. Enzinger is a certified cello instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and currently serves as chamber music faculty at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Chamber Music Institute. As an academic, he currently serves as a guest lecturer for collegiate music classes at Rutgers, and he formerly served as cello faculty at the Rutgers Extension Division and as chamber music instructor at the Rutgers Young Artist Program. Dr.
Enzinger’s students have performed in Carnegie Hall, have won prestigious competitions, and have received collegiate music scholarships.

In addition the Dr. Enzinger’s avid teaching, he is in demand as a dynamic performing cellist in the New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia areas. He regularly performs in major venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and he performs with some of the area’s finest ensembles such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Festival Orchestra, among others. Dr. Enzinger currently serves as Principal Cellist of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. For four summers he performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado, and for two summers he performed a series of concerts at the Bard Music Festival at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York.

Dr. Enzinger attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 2005 thru 2012, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship as he pursued his Bachelor’s, Performance Diploma, and Master’s degrees in cello performance. His principal cello instructors in Indiana were Peter Stumpf, Eric Kim, Janos Starker, and Helga Winold. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, NJ in 2015, and his cello instructor at Rutgers was Jonathan Spitz. Throughout his doctoral studies, Dr. Enzinger was member of the Rutgers Graduate String Quartet, a group which regularly received coachings from Todd Phillips of the Orion String Quartet. In 2015, he participated in the Montclair State University Cali School of Music’s String Quartet Mentorship Program, where he received chamber music coachings from the Shanghai String Quartet and performed a full string quartet recital program at Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Enzinger’s Private Lesson Details:
- My goal is that lessons are fun yet productive. I ardently assist students in attaining their own personally gratifying goals.
- Lessons are offered at my residence in New Brunswick.
- I maintain a flexible schedule during the school year and summer.
- Weekly 1-hour lessons are recommended for the best progress, though other durations and frequencies are also offered.
- Please contact me for more information.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to helping you or your loved ones discover the gift of music!
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Dr. Jordan E.

East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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$50 / 30-min

About Sam M.

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New York, NY

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About Sam
Hi!
I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater, Shamrockfest, The Black Cat, Half Street Fairgrounds. and Gaylord National resort.
For the past three years I have been teaching guitar lessons to student of all ages, with excellent results! I always keep the students interested by teaching songs they are excited to learn, while also making sure that they continue to grow as a guitarist and musicians. Lessons can be in Rock, Jazz, or Pop styles, and on acoustic or electric guitar. Music theory is included to the extent that the student and/or parents are interested. Lessons can be at my hous
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Thanks!
Sam
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Dara July 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
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Karen .. June 21, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.
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Anabel H. June 2, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is very patient.
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Sam M.

New York, NY 10002
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About Brendan G.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Brendan
Hello fellow clarinet players! I have been playing the clarinet for fourteen years, and I would like to share some of the knowledge that I have picked up along the way from many famous and professional clarinetists alike. We will work on tone, technique, and become masters of the basics. See you soon! (Can also teach how to drive manual transmission)
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Greg June 9, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
I've had a few teachers in my time, but I have to say, Brendan has been the best. He has made me a better player, and a better person. I look forward to our lessons every week, and I learn something new every time.
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Brendan G.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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About Lyle M.

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New York, NY

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About Lyle
I am a professional singer, pianist, and teacher of the two. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Long Beach, and a Master of Music degree from University of California Los Angeles. During my study of those two degrees, I had marvelous teaching from some of the finest pianists, coaches, and voice teachers around. I can teach you how to sing with true passion, ease, and intent.

I began my study of the piano at the age of 7, my mother being my first teacher. I started on Alfred Piano Books, and still strongly believe in that same curriculum. From there I began to study classical composers like Chopin, Beethoven, Clementi, and Mozart. Although my love of classical music runs deep to my core, I love jazz, pop, and gospel music. I am happy to assist the learning of any style, anything that YOU are passionate for
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With me, you can expect to make weekly progress in your instrument of choice. I am a dedicated performer and an even more dedicated teacher. To me, the two go hand in hand.

Please allow me the opportunity in teaching you and in turn I will give you all the knowledge I possess.
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Alexandra August 16, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In home
I can’t recommend Lyle highly enough. He is an amazing teacher for my 14 year old son who is prepping for school play auditions. He helped choose material and has many technical suggestions to sing better without being intimidating. He also is patient, warm and encouraging. Very pleased we found him.
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Firdy A. August 5, 2017
· Singing · In home
Lyle has a singing voice that will stun and amaze you when he sings in front of you. That will immediately put you at ease and motivate you to sing better using his techniques. His classical training has proven to be a great foundation for teaching me effective ways to understand, use and improve my voice. After 2 lessons I can already see a big difference in my singing abilities and I always learn many new things at each lesson. Lyle has a really open, friendly and non judgemental demeanor and this helped a lot with my nervousness. I can't wait for my next private lesson and would encourage anyone to book him for Broadway, classical and pop singing lessons.
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Sharon August 1, 2017
· Singing · In home
Lyle taught my two kids for 3 years. They loved him! My son took piano and voice lessons each week, 30mins of the two, and my daughter took only piano lessons. I can't recommend him enough!
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Lyle M.

New York, NY 10023
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About Joe K.

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Bronx, NY
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About Joe
Hi there,

As you're guitar teacher I will make sure you or your child become the musician you've always wanted to be. I have no set curriculum because I tailor my lessons to each students needs. Want to learn your favorite song? Wanna learn how to jam and solo? Want to prepare to start doing open Mics? I'm your man.

-Experience teaching in Public Schools, Music Academies, and Music camps.

-Experienced performer including a GRAMMY credit.

- NY state background checked and fingerprinted.
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Joe K.

Bronx, NY 10470
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$59 / 30-min

About James S.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About James
Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual. As such I tailor my teaching to the direction that they want to go with drumming.

As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get our hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the
comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musician, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.
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Annie June 6, 2019
· Bongo · In home
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
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Ramya M. June 28, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
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Ramin March 16, 2018
· Drum · In home
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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James S.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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About Chin K.

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New York, NY

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Hi, I am international soloist and pedagogue, soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and winner of major and top prizes at numerous prestigious international violin competitions including the Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium), Concourse International de Montréal (Canada), Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa, Italy), and International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (USA). I love teaching all levels and all ages, and for whatever reasons they want to improve their violin playing
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Eric August 21, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Dr. Chin is a great performer and a wonderful teacher. He identified problems with my technique and carefully explained why and how it can be improved. I see his experience teaching through his assignments for each week including etudes, scales and various exercises. He patiently works on each technique with me during lessons and, after practicing at home, I've quickly seen improvements in my playing.
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Sun November 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
My son has learned so much from him. The best violin teacher in NYC! Highly recommend.
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Ju November 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
He is a very good teacher, he is very focused of the lesson, try to understand my individual problematic or desire and managed them.
The best violin teacher I have ever seen, very thankful.
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Chin K.

New York, NY 10025
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$125 / 30-min

About Max W.

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New York, NY
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About Max
Hi, my name is Max. I have been teaching for over 15 years, teaching a range of instruments from saxophone, clarinet, and flute, to jazz piano. I also teach music theory, ear training, song-writing, and electronic music production. I teach students of all ages and skill-levels and hold a Masters degree in jazz saxophone performance from Manhattan School of Music, where I am currently on faculty to teach Music Theory and Eartraining at the Precollege Division. I also direct the jazz band at Gill St. Bernard’s School in New Jersey.

I love helping students achieve their goals, and I think learning music should be something fun and enjoyable. I also believe every student learns in a different way and at a different pace. With this in mind, I tailor my lessons towards each individual student and help them set achievable goals, making sure
they are having fun in the process.

Besides playing and teaching the saxophone, I also teach the clarinet, and flute, as well as music theory and electronic music production with Ableton Live. From my wide experience as a performing musician I can teach in a variety of genres, including jazz, classical, pop, and World Music.

I have been fortunate to have taught students all over the world, including Singapore, Africa, and the UK, many times performing along the way. I have led my own band for many years, with performances around the world, and with which I have recorded numerous albums, which can be found on Spotify and iTunes.

When I am not playing or teaching music I love to hang out with friends, be outdoors, and travel to places I have never been before.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you realize your goals in music.
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Ana C. February 23, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Great instructor, he’s very knowledgeable and also patient when teaching. Highly recommend.
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Amy September 14, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
My first lesson was extremely productive. I am an adult student and hadn't played in many years and Max focused on techniques to help me with my weaknesses, and to quickly surpass the level of playing I was previously at. He is patient, encouraging and an excellent teacher.
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Tessa August 27, 2018
· Flute · In home
Max is a fantastic teacher! As a parent I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very experienced, kind, and fun teacher. Max is all of these things plus more. What I really like about him, besides that he is very knowledgable and amazingly talented, is that he always has a positive attitude! Lila loves to go to her lessons and she learned so much during her time with Max.
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Max W.

New York, NY 10013
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$30 / 30-min

About Lilla H.

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Somerset, NJ
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About Lilla
Lilla's been featured in Business Insider, WQXR Radio, truTV, Alive Magazine, Opera Today, Seen & Heard International, and has won critical and international acclaim for her "appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit." - The New York Times

Lilla holds her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was winner of the Juilliard Honors Recital Competition and studied music pedagogy under Marlena Malas, vocal coach and mentor of Pavarotti.

She's performed on stage at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and has traveled around the globe with the Saint Louis Symphony, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and Juilliard Orchestra led by Maestro Alan Gilbert to name a few.

She received Recognition of Excellence from the Tri-M Music Honors Society,
and has won the American Prize Competition (1st Prize), Joy in Singing Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern District Competition, Giulio Gari International Competition, NJ Teachers Association Competition (1st Place), Music Teacher's National Association Competition (1st Place), among many others.

Previous roles include Lucinde in Gluck’s Armide in a Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard co-production, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera on the Avalon, Ella Burling in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Noémie in Cendrillon with Juilliard Opera under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief – all with Juilliard Opera. Additionally, she has covered Georgette in La Rondine and Costanza in Riccardo Primo (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore (Chautauqua), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Zhou in Kommilitonen, and Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Juilliard).

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Jinhua G. May 3, 2019
· Singing · In studio
It was very good experience to helping me understand singing. Thank you Lilla.❤️
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Alexander April 16, 2019
· Opera Voice · In home
Lilla is a fabulous teacher. Very knowledgeable, but more importantly is able to convey that knowledge in an accessible way to a beginning student. Highly recommend!
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Lilla H.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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$35 / 30-min

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