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Average Cost of Online Music Theory Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online music theory lessons is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $167 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$100
45-min $20
 
$45 average
$134
60-min $20
 
$58 average
$167

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute online music theory 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 online music theory lessons are 23% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $32.

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

Music Theory Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Online Music Theory teachers

Timothy H.

Washington, DC

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Jonah R.

Los Angeles, CA

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Roberta M.

Brooklyn, NY

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About Timothy H.

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Washington, DC

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We explore the fundamentals of music theory including sight reading, ear training, rhythmic and melodic dictation. Through this work, students begin to understand the language of music and utilize it in practice with voice and/or piano

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Ayanna B. April 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
The first lesson went well and my daughter found it fun and easy
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Marlaina W. March 26, 2019
· Singing · Online
Tim had my daughter engaged, smiling, and trying her best on the first lesson. He is a perfect balance of “chill and have fun” with “let’s get this done.” We couldn’t be happier.
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Dirk M. October 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Very educational for a complete beginner. Made me feel at ease.

About Jonah R.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Music theory can be extremely intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! We'll take the time to learn how melodies are constructed, why certain scales sound great over a chord change and other don't, and countless other subjects that will take your musical abilities to a whole new level you didn't think possible.

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Maggie May 24, 2019
· Guitar ·
Jonah is an excellent guitar instructor. He is patient and really helps a beginner understand how to use proper technique and avoid forming bad habits. As a beginner, I found that his approach is practical and makes it easy to learn. I highly recommend Jonah.
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Andrew April 10, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
Great instructor. Very well prepared, clear and precise in what I need to learn. I had fun learning blues.
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Grace February 14, 2019
· Guitar ·
My husband has been taking guitar lessons with Jonah for a couple of years now and is very happy with him. Very patient and good with all ages!

About Roberta M.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I teach beginning theory through more advanced students, focusing on classical music.

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Jim H. April 27, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Roberta was patient and was obviously an experienced teacher. I teach and I understand what it takes to put a lesson together so that the student gets the most out of it, while pushing the student to do better, but not too much to discourage them from moving forward. She hits that sweet spot! I would recommend her to anyone who was serious about learning.
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Firas .. January 17, 2019
· Piano · Online
she has got a very lovely and cheerful personality.It made me really want to practice more piano even though i haven't played it for months.
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Susan W. November 28, 2018
· Flute · Online

Maria M.

El Paso, TX

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Megan C.

Austin, TX

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Emilie C.

North Hollywood, CA

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About Maria M.

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El Paso, TX

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This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write music notation, as well as to understand, and listen analytically. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony.
Fully personalized class.
Each student has their own personal website which contains all their class materials, and it can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
You can study at your own peace using your computer, tablet or phone.
Classes taught in English or Spanish
* Clases impartidas en Inglés o Español.

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Maria April 29, 2019
· English · Online
Excellent
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Danielle F. July 31, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Maria is a wonderful Spanish instructor. I highly recommend her.
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Rabiya K. July 18, 2016
· Singing · Online
I disagree with whoever is commenting below me. Miss. Maria was having difficulties with the server that day (June 24th/June 25th) so she sent out an e-mail to let us know that and then had it back up and running. The website is totally available now and she replies to lesson scheduling stuff super quick

Miss. Maria is really patient and kind teacher. Lessons with her are very fun and she is also very bubbly. She is also very knowledgeable

About Megan C.

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Austin, TX

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Beginner students can expect a step-by-step guide to begin reading music and understanding the framework (form, chord progressions, etc.) to which works are written. Intermediate students can expect supplemental tutoring in music theory from the Renaissance era to the early 20th century era.

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Brittney May 13, 2019
· Cello · Online
your amazing
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Emilio May 8, 2019
· Cello · Online
Great first lesson
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Cory March 7, 2019
· Cello · Online
Very patient and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the next lesson.

About Emilie C.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Music theory is an extremely important tool in the journey of becoming a better musician. Learn the basics of key signatures, scales and scale qualities, intervals, chords, harmonic qualities (major versus minor), rhythm, etc. etc. Knowing these elements and how to use them will help you express emotion and create tension in a song.

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About Online Music Theory Lessons

TakeLessons, the nation's leading private lessons provider, offers the convenience of live, online music theory lessons, allowing you to enjoy learning from the comfort of your home or anywhere that you have an internet connection. Learn by working with a qualified TakeLessons music theory lessons instructor. Search through our nationwide network of teachers and review their online profile to find the perfect teacher for you.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, a TakeLessons instructor is here to help you learn or enhance your musical abilities. Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profi

le, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Our online music theory lessons teachers work with students of all ages; teaching kids, teenagers, and adults. We guarantee a customized online experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

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