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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Albuquerque, NM

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Albuquerque is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $84 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$38 average
$49
45-min $20
 
$36 average
$45
60-min $25
 
$67 average
$84

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 47% less expensive at $36, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $38.

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Music Lessons in Albuquerque, NM

As you may have heard in the news the people in the Albuquerque Music Office, a division of the City of Albuquerque Economic Department, have been busy planning big things to promote the city’s music scene. It’s great to see that Albuquerque, one of the largest cities in America, is passionate about positioning itself as an active player in the music industry not just locally but internationally. Here at TakeLessons we are passionate about spreading music lessons to all cities throughout the US. In an effort to encourage musicians in New Mexico we have included Albuquerque music lessons as one of the areas we service.

If you are eager to chase your dream of becoming a musician but have held back due to a lack in quality lessons available then you’ll be happy to know we now offer music lessons in your area.. With our Albuquerque music lessons you can start realizing your dreams and learn music without having to travel far from your town in search for talented instructors. We offer instruction with an extensive list of instruments for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. In addition, our courses are run by Certified Music Instructors so you can rest assured that you’ll receive the high quality lessons every time.

If you’d like to be the next big thing in the Albuquerque music scene then start your musical journey with us today. Enroll in our Albuquerque music lessons now and experience how our music lessons can help groom you to become a talented musician.

About Steven O.

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Albuquerque, NM

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About Steven
I love to learn music! So do my students.

After childhood lessons, and BA and MA degrees from Minnesota and Iowa, I worked for private conservatories in Los Angeles, while teaching and playing for church events and celebrations. In that real-world school, I learned the music that the world loves.

I use that knowledge to fire my students' imaginations. If Bach or Mozart motivates them, we set goals to learn the Toccata in D minor or the Turkish Rondo. These are realistic goals!
Maybe you would like to study Easter hymns for church, as one student did recently. Perhaps you would like to perform Beethoven's Tempest in front of sixty people at a nice recital hall.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my students can expect an experience focused on their musical goals, with lesson plans geared to twenty minut
es of daily practice. Set the bar as high as you want! My students all choose to have a lesson every week except for scheduled breaks, under the recurring lesson plan. This helps them to make quick progress.
My studio has a big grand, and a digital piano. The neighborhood is quiet.
Come with confidence, to a studio licensed in Albuquerque for twenty years. I have passed TakeLessons and Albuquerque Public Schools background checks.
After three months, a busy eight-year old beginner could have an easy rendition of "Ode To Joy" or "When The Saints Come Marching In" to perform for loved ones.
My students study technique, rhythm, fingering, expression and general musicianship. All this, while enjoying great musical selections.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a living room studio exclusively used for piano lessons including a Steinway piano. No pets. Parking in the right side of the driveway.

*** Specialties ***
Mostly classical, with occasional jazz, contemporary Christian, and popular. I mostly teach from notes, though occasionally from lead sheets or through improvisation. The Adventures, Keys for the Kingdom, and Step By Step methods are preferred until the student can play composers' original notes. Then, their recital works tend to come from such as Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Debussy, and Chopin.

I welcome online students with a desire to learn and an ability to focus. Young students should have a parent or guardian near to direct their attention, if needed.
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Jacques V. August 7, 2018
· Piano · Online
Excellent first lesson. Steve was patient and encouraging, and looking forward to future lessons.
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Cecily P. October 31, 2014
· Piano · In studio
Mr. Steven is an excellent teacher, and really engages my son each week. He is new to piano, and has helped my son progress very quickly with reading notes, tempo, and so much more. Mr. Steven makes every lesson rewarding. I recommend him!
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Shannon A. November 3, 2013
· Piano ·
An excellent, intuitive teacher

Mr. Steve is an outstanding teacher whom I would recommend without reservation. He works at the pace of each of my children and they are eager to work for him too. My son bores quickly, but Steve challenges him with encouragement and speed. My daughter is slower to catch on and he accommodates her speed with equal talent. He is creative in his teaching methods and also in his approach to advising more practice or encouraging practice methods. I hesitate to write this review because I don't want to share the gem we have found in Steve. He is kind, patient, encouraging, excited about the music and the kid's efforts, witty, professional and accommodating. 5 stars.
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Steven O.

Albuquerque, NM 87112
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$23 / 30-min

About Keanon K.

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Chicago, IL

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About Keanon
I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cruises all around the world. In my eyes, the student is the main focus so whatever issues, concerns or request the student may have I will treat them with priority. I am all about strengthening the natural born talent and making my students the best vocalist they can be. I'm here to serve the students and that is what I will do until they are confident in their gift...music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take music very seriously but at the same time I like my lessons to be fun and a joyous experience. I am very patient and helpful with any strugg
les that may seem too hard to the student. I will start my students off with the basic vocal warm ups and then move on to material that they would like to cover and if so the student doesn't have material to cover, I will present them with material. Being a singer is not easy at all, so I will challenge my students by giving exercises that challenge them to sing for proficient. I will also bring in material that is brand new and ask the students questions about the piece. The student is in the lesson to learn everything about music, so any type of material that I feel will benefit them and help them move closer to their goal, I will definitely present to them. After 3 to 6 months students will be able to sing in the 3 minor keys and the major key. The student will also have knowledge and know how to sing at least 3 different modes. The singer will know how to read basic sheet music and perform it with solfege. The singer will also have 4 songs of my choice or their choice mastered and ready to perform in front of an audience. Lastly, the singer will have knowledge of proper breath control while performing, usage of a microphone, and intonation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano/ Keyboard
Music Stand
Water

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, gospel and R and B singing.
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Neil February 3, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor

I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.
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DeMarcus 'DeMuziq' February 3, 2016
· Music Performance · In studio
Keanon did a great job with catering to each singer's style in the group workshop. He is highly knowledgeable about singing and gives great pointers to make your song sound better. I highly recommend a vocal session with him if you plan singing for an audition, a performance, or if you just want to sing for fun!
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Kaiisha February 2, 2016
· Music Performance · In studio
Keanon is a great instructor and performer and is extremely versed in his field. He also has a great personality and is a pleasure to work with.
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Keanon K.

Online
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$35 / 30-min

About Lawrence G.

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Rio Rancho, NM
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About Lawrence
Lawrence loves to teach music, especially piano and organ. He began studying the piano at age 5; by age 12 he was studying the pipe organ and performing at church services in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the University of Massachusetts in Boston, he has continued his private musical studies throughout his adult life with distinguished faculty members from the Cornell College School of Music, the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the Winthrop University Conservatory of Music.

Presently, he teaches private music lessons in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, and is the Director of Music & Liturgy at Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.
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Nicholas May 19, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Very personable and seems to be a good fit with our 6 year old. Were looking forward to our next lesson.
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Clifford S. February 3, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Very good instructor.
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Lawrence G.

Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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$25 / 30-min

About Scotty P.

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Rio Rancho, NM
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About Scotty
I am an established performer having played in such bands as BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad and most recently, guitarist for Guadalupe Blue. I studied Music Theory at New Mexico State University with the amazing Dr. Don Hardisty and Composition with Dr. Warner Hutchison. I am passionate about music and love and explore every genre with equal interest, though I am known personally for my hard rock bands. If you want to learn how to REALLY play guitar or bass,I am the teacher for YOU!

*** Lesson Details ***
Don't let your instrument control YOU! Learn to control IT.

What I WILL teach you: A series of exercises designed to make you hands become connected to your mind and allow you to play the music you hear in your head. These are tried and true exercises that made me the guitarist I am today.
I will also teach you to understand
Music Theory and Composition. You will learn the WHY behind the music you love and comprehend it on a different level!

Rather than just teach you specific songs, I will teach you to understand the guitar so you can easily teach yourself any song you want to play. You will also learn how to take a song in one genre and remake it in your own style. As you progress, you will learn advanced Music Theory in and enable your own ability to write music of your own.

Knowledge is power, the power to control your instrument and make the music you have always wanted to make!

Let's teach you to ROCK!

*** Specialties ***
Rock, blues and jazz

*Other times not listed may be available, please contact TakeLessons*
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Ginny S. August 18, 2013
· Bass Guitar ·
Great Teacher

Scotty is a excellent teacher.
I've been learning bass from him and he is very knowledgeable in everything from the history of music, theory, techniques and much more.
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Corey S. August 2, 2013
· Bass Guitar ·
overall good teacher

I've been taking lessons from Scotty for over a year and have learned a lot about theory, form, and style. Had taken lessons from other instructors and felt that I should had been further along after 1 year. One hour lesson time is perfect for me and I always leave wishing I had more time.
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nathan D. July 29, 2013
· Guitar ·
Great Teacher

Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers.
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Scotty P.

Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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$20 / 30-min

About Rebecca M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Rebecca
Welcome! My name is Becca M. and I am an experienced songwriter, guitarist, and performer looking to share my knowledge and love of music with others. I am available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons.

I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and graduated this May 2017 with a Bachelors of Music degree from the highly selective Popular Music Performance program at the University of Southern California. I'm a patient, supportive, and enthusiastic person and am excited to work with students to help them find their own unique musical voice. I have worked with Larry Gold (Justin Timberlake, Mark Ronson), Rick Friedrich (The Roots, Rihanna), Sean Holt (John Legend, Bruno Mars), and many more music industry professionals.

I have experience with music of a multitude of genres including folk, rock, blues, funk, R&B, Motown, and
more. Lessons with me will be built around your own unique personal goals and are scheduled to best fit to the student’s schedule when possible.
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Kenny July 23, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Becca is an excellent teacher. She is very patient and explains things very well. She's also prompt and communicative and easy to work with on scheduling.
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Tommy C. May 19, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Based on our first lesson, I would highly recommend Becca for a teacher of young kids. She came to the class prepared, was very patient with my son, and left him wanting more and with something to work on. It was a very good experience.
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Rebecca M.

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About Ann C.

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Albuquerque, NM
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About Ann
A native of Taiwan, Ann Chen, is a freelance flutist and pianist in Albuquerque. She has her Bachelor degree in Instrumental Music Education with a flute emphasis from the University of Arizona under the tutelage of Brian Luce. In 2016, Ann received a Master of Music degree in Flute and Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Professors Valerie Potter and Pamela Pyle.
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samuel July 29, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Ann is wonderful teacher, explain in a way I can understand, good lesson
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Joel H. March 31, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Ann is great, I think she deserves 5-stars because she is talented and really wants to help me improve. Within just moments she had recognized some problems with my breathing and posture that are already helping.
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Ann C.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Tyler J.

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Albuquerque, NM
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Hi, I'm Tyler! Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, I am the son of a band director. That being said, I have literally been involved in music since I was an infant! I played trombone, bass trombone, and bass guitar all the way through high school, and went to New Mexico State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music, and then moved to Los Angeles, California, where I received my Master's Degree at California Institute of the Arts, where I also learned to play the other brass instruments, as well as composition and arranging.

Throughout my career, I've been able to do some great things with music. I have been able to travel Europe and work with one of the world's finest brass instrument manufacturers, Michael Rath, I have toured Colombia with my University's Wind Ensemble, I've recorded at Capitol Records in Hollywo
od, and have written and premiered numerous works for orchestra and rock ensemble, trombone choirs, and even a duet for quarter tone trumpets!

I have an affinity for modern and avant garde music, but am well-versed in all genres and musical styles! I also like to play in and record rock and roll bands, I've amassed a quite a few years of recording experience as well. From gypsy bands to thrash metal groups, I've recorded a wide array of music.

I also taught in the classroom from grades k-12 for a few years before following my true passion of teaching privately. I love to reach you at your own level and work to grow with you from there.

My goal is simple: I simply want you to come to love music as much as I do, if not more! I strive to give you the tools to become a successful musician in your own right, and I work to keep my lessons fun and engaging.
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Kerry January 9, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In home
Great first lesson - looking forward to the next one.
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Nicolas O. July 22, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
I feel like I learned a lot in an hour and he really helped me find an anchor point that I can go back to if I am stuck on a note. I realized that he went over every proven method that I learned throughout my experiences from elementary school to highschool and then added on to them by explaining how these methods help. He even showed me methods usually taught to college musicians.

The reason I always believed in private lessons is because no matter how few or how many you take, the learning process gets expedited immensely.

I definitely would recommend this teacher for learning a brass instrument.
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Cate July 9, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar ·
Tyler was my 14 year old daughters instructor in both piano and guitar. We loved him! He's fun and keeps the student interested and engaged in learning. I can't believe how much she's learned in just a short time.
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Tyler J.

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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About Adriana R.

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Albuquerque, NM
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I have always been very passionate about music, and especially singing. Ever since I was a young child I enjoyed performing; whether it was through singing, piano, dance, or even aerial acrobatics!

As I grew older, I discovered that I was also very passionate about teaching. I studied under Justin Stoney, and completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification through New York Vocal Coaching in New York City.

I enjoy meeting new people of all ages and sharing my love for music with them. I am a very friendly person! I try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I hope that you will love taking lessons with me as much as I love giving them!
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Adriana R.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
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$50 / 60-min

About Mitchell W.

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Albuquerque, NM
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About Mitchell
I am a student UNM studying music and trumpet. I play all genres including jazz, classical, and latin. I play with Al Hurricane Jr., a local musical genius. I can help with many sides of music including composing, arranging, history, and theory.
I have competed nationally with my trumpet and have studied with many great players.
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Mitchell W.

Albuquerque, NM 87131
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$15 / 30-min

About Jason F.

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Sevierville, TN
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I’m the only son of my mother and father and hey the had RockStar job! Right now my family and I are based in pigeon Forge Tennessee where my mother is the lead vocalist for The Soul-of-Motown at the Grand Majestic theater 6night then we head out to Las Vegas to the west gate casino and resort To do the soul of Motown show there as well.. me personally I have been blessed to play every roll, from working as a spotlight tech or directing the show for the dvd sell... setting up mic stands making sure the cast is ready to go by curtain call.. and oh yeah I’ve pulled a lot of curtains to .. but what I’m known best for is taking a prospect artists and turning them into the real deal . A entertainer-
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Jason F.

Online
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$59 / 30-min

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