Music Theory Lessons in Passaic. Amazing Teachers.

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

“Today is my opportunity to practice music theory.”

Popular Music Theory Teachers in Passaic, NJ

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.

Bill T.

38 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Purchase College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
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.
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.

Bill T.

38 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

I've been studying music my entire life and have composed, arranged, practiced and played many styles and genres of music gaining a solid understand of what makes each style, chord and melody unique. Knowing how music and harmony functions is essential to becoming a complete musician and is something that every person studying an instrument should have a grasp on. I use a blend of ear training, active listening and classroom style exercises to help the student attain a well rounded and practical understanding of the function of musical theory.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pr

Recent Reviews
Franck
Bill is the real deal! The reviews were dead on. Bill is a superstar instructor. He is energetic, engaging, and an amazing teacher who knows the instrument. You will make great progress. I highly recommend him!
Charles H.
Bill has a competent, easy manner that makes learning an enjoyable experience.
Micah
I started with Bill almost two years ago and I was at about zero on the piano. He's helped me reach the point where I can play some standards and even improvise a little over them, and I look forward to improving even more. We began in person but the transition to remote lessons has been seamless.

Bill is patient, attentive, and a whole lot of fun to work with. He has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor, and he backs it up with strong motivational skills to keep you practicing and putting in the work to reach your goals.

Oh, and of course, he's got some incredible chops! He's a talented multi-instrumentalist and a beast on the saxophone. His love of music and knowledge of jazz is sure to rub off on you.

John L.

16 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

John L.

16 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

I Studied with many great harmony teachers on both coasts of the United States. I have studied Classical theory for 3 years, Orchestration for 2 years, and jazz theory for 5. It is my pleasure to help students go from theory to practice.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

Recent Reviews
Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Scott S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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.

Scott S.

4 Reviews
Book Now
Private Music Theory Teacher

I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

Recent Reviews
Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Passaic, NJ

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

Paula C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Paula C.

Book Now
Online Music Theory Teacher

I love Music Theory and I love to teach it! Are you curious about how music works, or why it makes us feel certain ways? We can explore theory from the technical end, the emotional end, or both.

About Paula

I am a warm, patient teacher and an excellent musician. I love to see students learn and succeed, and I love to answer outside-the-box questions about music. Whatever you love about music, I can help you master it!

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

Peter B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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.

Peter B.

29 Reviews
Book Now
Online Music Theory Teacher

Music theory distills and analyzes the fundamental parameters or elements of music, €”rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, and texture. It helps better understand what is played and how certain functions affect the certain musical compositions.

About Peter

I teach Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my studen

Recent Reviews
Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Young Sin C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German, Korean
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Viola Performance from Boston University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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.

Young Sin C.

Book Now
Online Music Theory Teacher

I've been teaching the Music Theory for 3 years. My students were preparing for Doctoral Qualifying Exam and they passed the exam. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to know basic chords and progressions and as time goes on you'll be able to analyze the musical pieces and to write chorals. I specialize in both tonal and atonal music. I use text book, Tonal Harmony and my own handouts. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Young Sin

Hi, there! My name is Young Sin Choi and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students to be musically creative, to know theoretical and historical background, and to be capable of the techniques to play a musical piece successfully. I e

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 Passaic, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Passaic is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$65 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.

Profile_242238_pi_4f42920707a1cb003081a78990d8fabea60be491
"Love Dave!

Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
Daria
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
Profile_195314_pi_Profile%20pic
"Rebecca has GREAT PATIENCE. Best teacher I've ever studied with and I can't wait for our next lesson. Just from one lesson, my music theory skills have vastly improved."
Richie G.
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
Profile_135801_pi_2logo_pp
"I worked with Madeline while I was taking my music theory classes and she was great at helping me simplify and understand the content. She worked well with people at all different levels and always had these small tricks to make things easier."
Emily
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
Profile_195314_pi_Profile%20pic
"Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come."
May
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
Profile_236924_pi_e535dcddc04dca4cb863822f8e673a9eeec6f4e0
"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
Patrick
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
Profile_235605_pi_648A1564
"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
Profile_107693_pi_IMG_8342
"Really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. Would recommend!"
Kacey
Took Music Theory lessons from Grady T.
Profile_246705_pi_e9425bf14fd60b10b0df17f390a9088412b41c2a
"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
Profile_76466_pi_Tolga_tem-200x300
"Tolga is a kind of teacher who has an innate talent of solving problems. He never goes on without making it clear when you are in need of furter information or lost during the class. He uses certain equipment to help him teach more effectively. His way of expressing his invaluable knowledge is highly impressive. If you have a good ear for music, he can train you in the blink of an eye"
Kivanc
Took Music Theory lessons from Tem T.
Profile_227638_pi_2020-03b
"Brian is an excellent teacher! He taught me in music theory, music history, clarinet, French horn, and some voice. Thanks to him I was able to Clep out of Music Theory I in college. Music lessons gave me confidence and leadership skills. I highly recommend learning from Brian!"
Laura
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
View More
View Less

Popular Music Theory Articles from our Blog

Music Student Face-Off: Memorizers vs. Readers | Which is Better?

As you learn songs and work through your music books, do you memorize the notes? Or do you read along every time you play? In this post, music teacher Vanessa G. discusses the pros and cons to the approaches...   Imagine your teacher gives you a piece of music to study. What's your process? Do you listen to a recording, memorizing the melody and the stylistic aspects before you begin, and then as you play? Or would you sit down and sight read the notes, and perfect it from that star …

By Suzy S.