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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Somerset, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Somerset is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $62 and $99 per hour.

30-min $35
 
$43 average
$57
45-min $50
 
$61 average
$74
60-min $62
 
$80 average
$99

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, 45-minute music lessons are 24% less expensive at $61, and 30-minute lessons cost 47% less at $43.

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About Marvett H.

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New York, NY

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About Marvett
I am a very encouraging and engaging teacher who focuses on proper form and technique, while maintaining the student's interest and encouraging creativity.

I incorporate both traditional and Suzuki methods and cater every lesson to the students individual needs and goals.

There is never a dull moment in my lessons, I keep the student motivated and excited about leaning to play the violin!

*** Lesson Details ***
The violin is my passion and I enjoy teaching all ages the violin!
Lessons are catered to every students personal goals and needs. Combining Suzuki and Traditional methods along with Etudes and scales will give the student a solid foundation on the violin.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Renting an instrument is simple, easy, and very cost effective. I will be more than happy to assist the student and parent with every
detail needed in deciding the appropriate violin and rental details!

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Traditional
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Deja February 27, 2019
· Violin · Online
My lesson was awesome!
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Sharon A. January 16, 2018
· Violin · In home
Marvet is the best teacher ever i just starterd few lesonss she Teach me so well , she is great !
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DInah July 24, 2017
· Violin · In home
So much patience for beginners like me! Great teacher to have!
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Marvett H.

New York, NY 10024
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$55 / 30-min

About Lauren C.

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About Lauren
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Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I have over a decade of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on-the-spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique , students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemb
le parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson-time is also devoted to preparing students for entrance and seating auditions, when applicable. In addition to weekly lessons, my students perform solos in recitals and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular ensembles.

As a guest artist and educator, I've has given performances and worked with students at universities around the world, including Bard College; Berklee College of Music; Chinese University of Hong Kong; Cornell University; Dartmouth College; Eastman School of Music; Harvard University; Shanghai Conservatory; Universidade Federal do Paraná; University of Alaska, Anchorage; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; and Wesleyan University.

Please "Ask Lauren A Question" to learn more about lessons with me!

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All of my students learn how to read music from the beginning of their playing. For addressing technique with young kids, she uses fun pneumonic devices such as "pizza box hand," "flamingo arm," and "umbrella fingers," to help students remember, identify, and visualize proper hand, arm, and finger placement. They practice note names and rhythm through singing and memorization games. With these activities, students practice at home on their own and advance weekly between lessons while developing a love for playing the violin.
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Amy M. July 9, 2019
· Violin · In home
We are off to a great start!
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Akiko May 11, 2019
· Violin · In home
Lauren is an amazing violin instructor to our 11 year old son. She is always on time, has a great way with kids, and really brought out his confidence. I over heard him in the lesson saying “ohhh, that’s how you do it.” Lauren is a highly accomplished musician and outstanding teacher. We highly recommend her to anyone.
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Thomas January 29, 2019
· Violin · In home
When I first started studying with Lauren in 2017, I was a freshman in high school and stuck in the fifth stand of my orchestra. Six months later, I moved up to being the concert master. Lauren is amazing. She brings out the best in my playing. She has a great ear for music, she is an amazing violinist, and the best teacher I have ever had. With Lauren I was able to progress from 3rd position to 7th position in a short time. She is very kind and patient, and never gets frustrated with me (unlike all my other teachers). She is the reason I have been able to excel at violin. Best. Teacher. Ever.
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Lauren C.

New York, NY 10021
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$65 / 30-min

About Miran K.

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New York, NY

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About Miran
I am a violinist at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with a special interest in violin pedagogy. Previously employed by the Houston Symphony.
Education: Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University
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Miran K.

New York, NY 10025
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$45 / 30-min

About Lothair E.

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New York, NY

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About Lothair
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I'm Lothair E, originally from Chicago. I'm a great lover of all music! I've been singing since I was 5 years old. Got my BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, and have been singing and acting all over the world for the last 27 years. I've worked extensively in Europe.. Germany , the UK, and New Zealand. In the States I've done Off Broadway, and regional theatre. Roles I've played are Papa the Old Steam Train in STARLIGHT EXPRESS 2,976 performances, Sister Mary Hubert in the Original Off Broadway production of NUNSENSE A-MEN, The Voice of the Plant in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as well as many others. Its important to enjoy the work you are doing. We can have a good laugh while working, but I can also push a little harder when necessary.
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Rebecca C. June 23, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lothair is an amazing singing teacher! He is kind, dedicated, patient, and extremely talented. I am a beginner and after 5 lessons, I already feel more confident with my singing. He thoroughly explains various vocal exercises and will answer any question you have with a smile :). As a bonus he is also an actor! You will not be dissapointed if you take lessons with Lothair.
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Kyera August 25, 2017
· Singing · Online
Really enjoyed my first lesson. He has an amazing personality. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Sak June 14, 2017
· Singing · In studio
He's my first teacher - I have never learned singing elsewhere before. He says I learn fast, but the truth is that he knows how to give the best exercises and advice to make the student realise one's full potential. Practising while following the advice he pointed out during the lesson, I suddenly found myself near 3-octave range within the first couple of lessons, and now we are working on rounding the tone and make it into a beautiful singing voice. On top of it, he's also very funny and approachable.
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Lothair E.

New York, NY 10001
(12)
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$40 / 30-min

About Matthew P.

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New York, NY
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About Matthew
I am a classically trained pianist and composer living in New York City. I studied piano for over 17 years and received bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition. I have performed numerous recitals and have composed works for piano, voice, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. In addition, I have written musical theater and children's songs and have scored music for several film and digital media projects.

I have been teaching private lessons for 15 years and work with students of all ages and experience levels. I am available for in-person piano, composition, and music theory lessons for students living in or traveling to Manhattan, and I am also available for online lessons.

In addition to private piano and composition studies, I have extensive training in music theory, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, ear training, analysis, and orche
stration.

Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to reestablish your skills, I enjoy working with students from all backgrounds and helping them achieve their goals. I look forward to hearing from you.
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James May 23, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
A few years ago I inherited my grandfather's piano. After it sat in my apartment for a couple years I finally decided to take piano lessons. Had no idea who to call or what to look for in a piano teacher. But after some research I found Matthew. The great thing was that he comes to you. I didn't have a lot of free time to go all over the city for piano lesson so he came to my home and it was a very good experience. Matthew really knows how to teach. There's a lot of great piano players in the city but not everyone who can play can also teach. Matthew is very patient and caring and made piano lessons fun and exciting. I definitely recommend Matthew for anyone looking to take lessons, whether younare a,beginner or someone who just wants to hone their skills. I'm glad to say I'm still playing today. Jamie in Chelsea
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Pamela May 22, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Matthew was excellent as a teacher for my twins. He was patient and fun, but didn’t spare rigorous expectations. Somehow, he was able to individuate instruction for 2 kids of different aptitude who were observing each other’s lessons, all the while making them both feel confident and energized to learn.
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Matthew P.

New York, NY 10019
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About David S.

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Rutherford, NJ
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About David
I am a bass player first, not a guitarist who also teaches bass. Students will learn technique, theory and groove from a teacher who understands that as bass players, we are in a unique position. Since bass is both a harmony and rhythm instrument we have the opportunity to develop into leaders in a way other instrumentalists don't. I will encourage students interested in exploring this aspect of their instrument

I have a degree in jazz performance from The Ohio State University and have played in numerous rock, jazz and off-broadway bands over the last 20 years. Now playing is something I do primarily for fun and my #1 goal is always that my students have as much fun playing as I do
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Robert F. July 10, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In home
As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended.......
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Ben November 19, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
David has really tailored our lessons for what I was interested in doing. We are working on technique, musicianship and jazz. He was able to assess quickly where I was at with my skill set and pin point ideas and exercises to help me improve. I'm eager to keep on studying with him!
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Tomoya January 18, 2018
· Bass Guitar ·
David is a fantastic bassist. Every time I play with David, I am amazed how he plays solid groove and touching lines. He has good ear too, so it’s truly enjoyable to interplay with him.
Very contributive, patient, and friendly. David brought me a lot of ideas and consideration in detail. Nice guy!!
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David S.

Rutherford, NJ 07070
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$30 / 30-min

About Charles K.

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New York, NY
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Retired Prof. Southern Illinois University,
the University of Iowa and for
sixteen years the Juilliard School.
Former teacher of the Lindeman Young Artist Program at
the Metropolitan Opera.
Judge for a number of International Vocal Competitions and
Master Teacher for Music programs around the world.
Teaching for about 50 years.
I believe I must know something!
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Charles K.

New York, NY 10019
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$175 / 60-min

About Lauren D.

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New York, NY

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About Lauren
Lauren is an avid and renowned music performer and educator in the US and abroad, currently building upon her thriving private music studio. Receiving her degrees from Bard College (BA - Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Theater) and Columbia University (Music & Music Education), she has the excellent training to back up her skills in performing.

Focussed on a student-centered rapport at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, she is dedicated to meeting the needs of her students. She has a plethora of experience and teaching strategies to tailor toward her students.
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Eva August 21, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I am an adult who always wanted to be able to sing and express myself through music, but unfortunately did not have the natural ability to hold a tune. Lauren worked with me to systematically develop my range and strengthen my voice and vocal confidence. I am learning a lot of practical techniques, and Lauren gives me lots of individualized feedback and helps me develop good vocal habits/health.
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Susan August 21, 2018
· Singing · In home
Lauren is a kind, professional and overall lovely teacher. She started with us teaching my 11 yo daughter piano but we have since switched to singing because that is what my daughter wants to do and Lauren is extremely qualified.
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Lauren D.

New York, NY 10025
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$100 / 30-min

About Minyi Z.

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New York, NY

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I am a pianist at Juilliard. I love teaching and have had experiences in giving private lessons to both children and adults. I am able to teach all levels of piano playing and I hope to make playing the piano a fun experience for all. Looking forward to meeting you!
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Angela June 28, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
The best instructor by far after searching around for a piano instructor for my daughter. Looking forward to many more lessons!
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Kevin T. June 28, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Minyi is an excellent piano teacher! She is also an exquisite chef. Bravo!
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John May 4, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Great teacher!! I learned a lot!
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Minyi Z.

New York, NY 10023
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$30 / 30-min

About Eric J.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Hi!

Thanks for considering taking lessons with me. I have been playing saxophone and clarinet for ~14 years, and teaching for 7. I studied jazz at Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music and soon after moved to NYC in 2017. I am equally comfortable teaching and performing on both instruments, and have experience in many settings such as jazz, latin ensembles, pop, pit orchestras, and show music. Currently I live in Brooklyn, where I maintain a private lesson studio and perform around NYC.

Though I have the most experience teaching middle and high school students, I am comfortable with any age, and can teach both saxophone and clarinet at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. My area of specialty is jazz and improvisation, something common to saxophone but rarely studied on clarinet. I enjoy seeing the rapid progr
ess that often comes when interested beginner students are exposed to private lesson instruction. I especially try to prioritize the student's specific interest or passion, such as wanting to learn a famous sax solo (I wanted to learn saxophone to play the "Pink Panther" theme..). I believe in letting that passion guide a student's practice, and as the teacher I hope to provide the right mix of answers, challenge, and creative questioning.
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Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY 11238
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$40 / 30-min

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