Music Theory Lessons in Mahwah, NJ. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable music theory lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice music theory.”

Popular Music Theory Teachers in Mahwah, NJ

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Stephen K.

11 Reviews
Mahwah, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Stephen K.

11 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

Music theory is the foundation upon which young musicians learn to strive - it is so much more than analyzing everything. Together, we will take the music theory and apply it to songwriting, improvisation and music to help improve your musicianship skills overall.

About Stephen

Steve Krause is an American guitarist, producer and sought after music teacher with over ten years of experience in the music industry. Steve has been an avid guitar player for over ten years and has been teaching people of all ages, backgrounds and levels for the last six years. His experience with

Recent Reviews
Glenn
From our first lesson I knew Steve was the real deal. His patience and approach was what I needed. I'm 61 years old and never had any music lessons before. So glad to have found him.
Eva
Really personable and patient
Kevin
I've had a lot of difficulty learning the guitar. Stephen was very attentive and patient. He can easily change his strategy if a certain way of teaching does not work with me.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Emil V.

16 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Emil V.

16 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

Theory is essential if you want to understand what you're doing!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

Recent Reviews
Jeffrey
Emil is not only a wonderful piano teacher, but a real mentor who passes on the ability to train one's mind for many of life's challenging endeavors.
Shoshana
I started taking piano lessons with Emil a few weeks ago, and I am really enjoying my lessons. Emil is an excellent instructor, and I have learned a lot from him already. Emil is also very kind and interesting and enjoyable to work with - I highly recommend Emil to anyone who is looking to take piano lessons (he is a talented musician who is capable of teaching all levels)!
Zahra
Emil is a great teacher! He has a great sense of humor and makes sure you play with accuracy and musicality! I love my lessons with him!!!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David S.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

Recent Reviews
Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
Sean I.
Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Dan B.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Dan B.

17 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

From note reading through writing a symphonic score or a movie soundtrack.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

Recent Reviews
Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Juan C.

12 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
  • Teaching since 1996
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Juan C.

12 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher
About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

Recent Reviews
Kate B.
Juan is a wonderful instructor: he is knowledgeable, structured, instinctive, kind, patient and I am learning so many technical, practical skills. He's excellent and what he does, and a lovely person!
Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Clint B.

New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Masters of Music from City College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Clint B.

Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

I will patiently open up the world and wonder of music theory to you.

About clint

I have over eighteen years of experience teaching music, and have an MA in Music Composition. I have had my music performed all over the country and Europe. I currently teach at a music school with an expertise in preparing students for the ABRSM exams. My schedule at the school is completely booked

Looking for an online Music Theory teacher in Mahwah, NJ?

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

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

Online Lessons

Is your dream music theory 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 Theory Lessons in Mahwah, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Mahwah is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $70 and $70 per hour.
30 min
$50 average
60 min
$70 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

248170_764x9jg5sf4tjfnbzwp7
"We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!"
Emilia
Took Music Theory lessons from Teresa L.
Profile_137106_pi_a%20to%20jazz
"Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
Profile_65876_pi_image
"Man You Pretty, but please take another pic, You B-Scarry , look'on down @ yr pupils"
NEIL PERT
Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
Profile_85208_pi_HEADSHOT%20Emily%20A.%20Pecoraro%2C%20woodwinds
"Working with Emily at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy this past summer showed me her excellent teaching, leadership, and musicianship. I was able to attend multiple concerts in which Emily performed incredible music on a variety of wind instruments, as well as learn about the music theory class she was teaching on pop music. In the class she analyzed the music of artists such as Rihanna, Sia, and Lady Gaga, giving value to all types of music and relating to the high school students with music they enjoy. Emily is an inspiring musician, teacher, and friend who I would trust in any situation."
Adam
Took Music Theory lessons from Emily P.
Profile_238595_pi_74e679ab048341bff135b2132bdaf5c4ac770a4d
"Ezra is patient and exceptionally gifted at explaining complex topics to students of all levels. His own excellence as a performer and composer make him capable of addressing both performance technique and academic musical concerns with great specificity and clarity. And he's just a nice guy!"
Claire
Took Music Theory lessons from Ezra D.
Profile_218552_pi_Screen%20Shot%202019-11-21%20at%2011.22.41%20pm
"I just completed my first lesson and it was immediately helpful. I'm really looking forward to on-going sessions and I'm going to bump up the time as well."
Paul
Took Music Theory lessons from Indigo S.
Profile_126414_pi_Screen%20Shot%202018-05-08%20at%203.30.59%20PM
"Composer here, who studied with Bill. A kind and insightful teacher! Bill was always ready to help with odd requests for pieces I was working or interested in as we went over piano topics, music theory, and ear training. Gave me a great foundation to work with."
Josie
Took Music Theory lessons from Bill T.
Profile_99627_pi_IMGP1222
"What a patient, knowledgeable teacher. I really forward to a music journey with him."
Robert
Took Music Theory lessons from Kory I.
Profile_195445_pi_IMG_0866
"Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!"
Emma
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
Profile_181509_pi_Zack%20Davidson%20Headshot%20-%20%202
"Music has never come easy me. Up until Zack, I had never found a teacher that helped me get it. When he teaches he takes his time and makes sure you’re getting it. Not only that but he makes sure you have fun! Whenever he’s teaching I can’t help but have fun. He’s always cracking jokes and making you feel comfortable. I love music lessons with him. I’m so glad he’s a teacher and I hope he helps many more kids like me to become better musicians."
Dori
Took Music Theory lessons from Zack D.
View More
View Less

Popular Music Theory Articles from our Blog

The Practice Decathlon: 10 Music Theory Games & Exercises to Try

Are you in a practice rut? Mix things up with these ear training exercises and music theory games for kids and beyond, compiled by music teacher Alicia B...   It's no secret that professional athletes have to train rigorously to reach the top of the medal podium. The path of music is similar, and you'd be surprised how your training is no different! Learning to play an instrument takes dedicated practice, mental stamina, and an organized plan for success. But don't worry -- it doesn' …

By Suzy S.

Can You Pass This Basic Music Theory Quiz? Test Your Knowledge!

A knowledge of music theory is absolutely indispensable to musicians. For beginners, it can seem intimidating, but experienced musicians will attest that theory is well worth the effort needed to master it. While you can certainly acquire proficiency on an instrument without a knowledge of theory, you’ll miss out on the depth of understanding that it provides. Music theory is also extremely useful for musicians. Think of music theory as your tool box. It enables you to analyze, tra …

By Jessica Dais

6 Fun and Unique Ways to Learn Music Theory

Staring at the Circle of Fifths and memorizing key signatures isn't the only way to learn music theory! Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares some creative ideas to revive your learning...   Music theory is a very important part of your musicianship, whether it be mastering ear training, harmony, or sight reading. No matter what instrument you play or what styles you enjoy, those who learn music theory grow further as musicians. A solid knowledge can help you improve your performanc …

By Suzy S.