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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Brooklyn is $88. 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 $209 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$38 average
$55
45-min $40
 
$72 average
$159
60-min $50
 
$88 average
$209

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 19% less expensive at $72, and 30-minute lessons cost 57% less at $38.

Curious how much music lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best music teachers near Brooklyn.

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Popular Music Teachers near Brooklyn

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About Jerry Y.

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Cranbury, NJ

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About Jerry
I've been playing and loving music for well more than half a century, now. I got started in second grade when my grandpa brought home a little violin one day, and I've been at it ever since. I was fortunate to take lessons for more than ten years with Carita Page, a teacher who was very warm, encouraging, and caring. I do my best to pass that on to my students in addition to the technique of playing and the theory of music, fascinating as those are.

I feel that playing in groups is very valuable experience for students and gives you a side of music that private lessons alone cannot. I encourage students to look for opportunities to do that. To help provide those opportunities I organized the Cranbury Scout Band, one of very few continuously-operating Scout bands in the country, which I have directed for more that ten years now.
I've also been on the staff of several Jamboree Scout bands.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is a different individual and learns in different ways. I try to make lessons as interesting and as useful to each student as I can, and include different things based on your interests and capabilities. Most students find duets are fun, so I include them often - both duets with the same instrument you are studying and duets with other instruments as well so you can learn the sound of such combinations. I encourage you to "play with your ears" as well as your fingers, to become a critical listener to your own performance and to decide whether you sound the way you want to sound.

I encourage students to try different things to become a more rounded musician. This might be something closely related - a flutist trying the piccolo or a clarinetist trying the bass clarinet. Or, it might be further afield - a flutist trying the guitar or a violinist learning movable Do and solfeggio singing. Every aspect of music is good to know.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My music studio is in a separate building - actually a renovated barn about two centuries old. The studio contains a piano and all the other instruments that I teach, and is roomy enough not only for private lessons but for musical groups up to about ten. I have many other resources there as well, including files of music, a small music library, and a computer that we can use for many purposes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their instruments, music, and stands.
I bring my own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Classical,
Marching Band,
Ethnic (such as Jewish, Irish)
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Subash April 28, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am very glad that i found Mr.Jerry for violin classes. He is very nice and experienced teacher. As i am a beginer, He helped me tune my violin and and then he taught me all the basics about the instrument then he explaind me about the notes and taught me to play some notes. I really enjoyed the class and want to learn more. I will continue to take lessons with Mr. Jerry. I want to thank Mr. Jerry for making my first music class a nice experience.
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Neziah K. December 23, 2018
· Violin · In studio
He is good
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Anupam H. September 27, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Jerry Is a wonderful teacher. He is extremely helpful And patient.
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Jerry Y.

Cranbury, NJ 08512
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$25 / 30-min

About Eric E.

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New York, NY

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About Eric
Hello! My name is Eric and I've been playing Cello for 19 years. I absolutely love music in all of it's forms. I've had a very diverse career and played music from all over the world and getting to explore the world of music is one of the things I cherish the most. I love getting to pass along my appreciation and love for music to my students.

I have worked in inner City schools in NYC teaching cello classes as well as giving private lessons. As a teaching artist I enjoy getting to travel to upstate NY to work with schools in the Adirondack region. I also have experience teaching adult students of all skill levels.
I am comfortable and experienced teaching people of all ages and experience levels.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide any equipment unless the student is without a stand in which case I'll bring one, the only thing I
would require is a chair but that has never been an issue before.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical music in all genres. I've played in multiple orchestras and string quartets as well as playing solo cello for orchestras and recitals. I am also very experienced in world music, pop, rock, etc.
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Eric E.

New York, NY 10032
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Derek D.

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Fort Lee, NJ

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About Derek
I am a professional multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, producer and audio engineer with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. I've been teaching for a number of instruments for the last 15 years, in both private and classroom settings.

Currently, I work as a session and touring musician, working and sharing stages with several grammy award winning and multi-platinum selling artists, including Jon Bellion, Beyonce, Andre 3000, Twenty One Pilots, One Republic, and many more. Furthermore, I work as a producer and audio engineer, producing artists on an independent and major label level. Songs I've produced and written have been featured on a number of television shows (ABC, VH1, MTV, Discovery), feature films and video games.

Some of the musical styles I teach are: Pop, Rock, Metal, Punk, Blues, R&B, Country, Folk,
and Jazz.
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Derek D.

Fort Lee, NJ 07024
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Yoon Jae L.

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New York, NY
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About Yoon Jae
I am a highly-skilled professional musician certified as a certified Steinway education partner with over 14 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons in classical piano, violin, viola, conducting, arranging/orchestration as well as private tutoring in ear training and theory.

My main instrument is piano and I specialize in teaching students who already play the instrument and wish to get a more in-depth experience with piano literature by learning new repertoire and developing their technique. I also teach adult beginners and young beginners whose parents have a dedicated commitment to having their children make music an integral part of their education. For all my students, I emphasize the importance of practicing efficiently and developing critical listening skills. This encourages consistent improvement and whatever your perso
nal piano goals and skill levels are, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of your desire to play the piano better. In addition to piano, I teach beginner and intermediate violin and viola students.

I encourage all my students to perform once or twice a year but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.

I am available and willing to travel to your home for an extra fee as long as public transportation is available.
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saleena September 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Yoon Jae took my requests very much to heart and outlined a system of study which would help me get to the next level. He is very thorough, caring and professional. Also very pleasant to talk to. I highly recommend this excellent teacher!
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Carol L. August 19, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Yoon Jae is a great instructor. He teaches me the proper way to practice and correct my bad habits. He is very patient and professional.
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Grant May 6, 2017
· Violin · In home
I'm so glad I ended up with Yoon Jae for my very first violin lesson. He took me through the first steps - as basic as holding the violin - really carefully and not at all condescendingly, even though I'm an adult who never even learned to read music. In fact, he couldn't have been more patient. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn violin in a supportive atmosphere!
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Yoon Jae L.

New York, NY 10036
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$45 / 30-min

About Gabbi C.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Gabbi
I am a professional vocalist and composer, with a BFA and BMus in Jazz Performance, and over 12 years of performance and recording experience internationally, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with NY's premiere a cappella ensemble Khorikos, and the Knitting Factory with Brooklyn-based indie band RVBY MY DEAR; as well as commercial voiceover work for major brands. I specialize in teaching Jazz, Pop/Contemporary, Broadway and Choral singing, songwriting, theory, ear training and arranging, as well as Beginner – Intermediate Piano.
All ages and levels are welcome - including college and high school students preparing for auditions! Whether you’re looking to take your music to the next level professionally, or want to learn just for fun, lessons are tailored to your ability and musical interests. I don't believe in a
one-size-fits-all approach to music, and I encourage and guide my students to find what it is about their voice that makes them unique.
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Bella October 31, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Gabbi for about two months now. In such a short amount of time, I have seen major improvements in my abilities. She provides helpful apps and song recommendations that really expand your vocal range. I record each lesson, as suggested by her, which has made me more comfortable with my voice. Her patience and kindness have allowed me to break out of my shell. She's incredibly knowledgeable and always explains concepts in a way that is easy to understand and replicate. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a vocal instructor!!! Ps- Her accent is adorable!
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Cricky C. September 29, 2018
· Piano · In home
Gabbi is wonderful! In our first lesson she did a great job assessing where I was and we hit the ground running playing through a number of exercises and songs which challenged me. I feel confident my playing will progress with her!
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David July 22, 2018
· Singing · In home
She's very good
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Gabbi C.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
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About Rui X.

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Jersey City, NJ
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About Rui
I have been studied with great teachers include Linda McKnight, Marji Danilow, Jeremy McCoy.
I recently have been accepted into NEC for master of music in double bass performance.
All these different learning experience made me a versatile teacher. I can certainly bring variety of knowledge to my student!
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Rui X.

Jersey City, NJ 07310
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$42 / 30-min

About Charles K.

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New York, NY
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About Charles
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 Kelly B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Kelly
I'm a performer and composer with a with a BFA in Classical Instrumental Performance. I have performed with the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, The Chelsea Symphony, and Utopia Opera among many others. I have years of experience teaching people of all ages in groups as well as teaching all levels in flute and beginner/ intermediate piano privately. With each lesson, I target what the student wishes to learn, what they can improve on, and move forward based on goals we create. All within an environment of trust in ones abilities and using personalized teaching methods that work for each student. I like to make sure that my students understand the material before moving on as well as making sure that the material is something that keeps them interested and motivated.
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Kelly B.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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$50 / 30-min

About Kevin T.

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New York, NY

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About Kevin
Kevin, 21, studies piano with Professor Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. He began his studies at the age of 11, and shortly after attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull. He has been a prizewinner in many competitions such as the the MTNA, the EMF Concerto Competition, the Mondavi National Young Artists Competition, the David Dubois National Piano Competition, the Arthur Fraser Competition, and was a National NFAA YoungArts winner. Kevin has performed on Interlochen Public Radio several times and has performed in venues such as the Detroit Symphony Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. He has attended Interlochen Arts Camp, Eastern Music Festival, Texas State International Piano Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, the Southeastern Piano
Festival and Arthur Fraser International Piano
Competition, and Aspen Music Festival and School.
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Kevin T.

New York, NY 10023
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$67 / 60-min

About Ana S.

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New York, NY

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About Ana
Hello! I started my training in Croatia where I am born and raised at the age of 3. I was trained in voice, piano and dance. I studied voice both private and in group. Soon enough I started working as a vocal coach in the same school I took my voice lessons working with various Croatian theatre and pop stars. I've worked as a vocal coach for some major TV shows. Following that I was casted in Mamma Mia as a ensemble. I've performed in Lincoln center as with the girl's choir from Croatia. Two years ago I've moved to NYC to study for musical theatre and graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC.
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Ana S.

New York, NY 10025
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$60 / 30-min

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