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Top 10 music classes in Phoenix, AZ

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Topher Keene Voice Lessons, Acting Lessons, And Math Tutoring In Pheonix

Topher Keene Voice Lessons, Acting Lessons, And Math Tutoring In Pheonix

5.0Exceptional(43)
Offers online services
38 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Lynn C. says, "Topher is an amazing coach! He is the coach for all coaches and my definitely Forever Coach! Thank you so much!" Read more
Arizona Studio-Online Performing Arts 🎭

Arizona Studio-Online Performing Arts 🎭

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Arnab D. says, "Michelle Beckle is a great Piano teacher, she is very patient with my 7 years old daughter and very thorough and flexible, we love her teaching approach to young kids." Read more
Bill Keis Music Lessons

Bill Keis Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Noeleen L. says, "I've been taking piano lessons with Bill for the last 9 months. When I first started Bill took the time to understand my goals and found the right starting point for me. I had learned piano as a child but wanted to develop my skills to a level where I could confidently play with other musicians. What sets Bill apart is his extensive experience both as a teacher and a professional musician. Over the years he has refined and perfected his teaching materials and methods so that he can easily adjust for each student's particular needs. He's easy to get along with and has extensive knowledge of all things music related - I have yet to find a question that stumps him! I highly recommend Bill as a music teacher - I have certainly enjoyed my experience." Read more
Kate’s Violin Studio

Kate’s Violin Studio

5.0(4)
Offers online services
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Brenda says, "My son went from not knowing anything about playing violin to playing songs within a couple weeks! Kate is not only an incredibly knowledgeable music teacher, but a patient, kind, warm and welcoming human being." Read more
Jam On Guitar Lessons.. Online Lessons As Well

Jam On Guitar Lessons.. Online Lessons As Well

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
17 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Burke N. says, "John’s the man. Love his set up and style" Read more
DENNIS ROWLAND

DENNIS ROWLAND

New on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I'm a professional jazz musician and vocalist. I tour, and teach. Concerts, Clubs, Musical theater and recording. YouTube: DENNIS ROWLAND. Concord Records.
Dr. Janice Meyer Thompson, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying

Dr. Janice Meyer Thompson, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I am a Professor Emerita with 35 yrs of experience teaching studio piano at the ASU School of Music. I work with adult students, piano teachers and h.s/college students at an advanced level on solo repertoire, collaborative skills, and pedagogical repertoire for your own students. I hold the DMA in solo performance/chamber music from Northwestern University and have performed worldwide throughout my career. I'm teaching in retirement because it's always been who I am and what I do, and because I love it. I especially enjoy teaching adult students who are returning to the piano after long gaps in their playing. Adults present a wide variety o...
Natasha's Piano Studio

Natasha's Piano Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Justin M. says, "Lessons are going wonderful! Fantastic experience! She knows the piano!" Read more
William's Guitar Studio

William's Guitar Studio

5.0Exceptional(20)
Offers online services
17 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Dana L. says, "I’ve been studying classical guitar with William (at his location) for about 6 months. Initially, he helped me find an instrument that would meet my needs and taught me how to care for it. I’d call him a connoisseur of classical acoustic guitars! He knows how they should sound and has valuable guidance to provide for beginning guitarists like me who may not be as able to see or hear the differences. I’m glad I got his advice before making a commitment / investment on a particular instrument. I am 46 and have a musical background (I already play both piano and trombone). William has very effectively adapted his teaching to fit with the skills I already have. In some cases that means speeding up and in other cases going back to basics to make sure I have the fundamentals down. His knowledge of music and musical instruments enables him to very effectively describe to experienced musicians how the guitar is different from what they are used to and what they’ll need to pay attention to. William has been very focused on the details of correct technique, preferring to slow down and work specific things rather than moving on or cutting corners for the sake of getting through the method materials. If you want to learn how to play completely, correctly, efficiently and without hurting yourself William is your teacher. One of the things I appreciate the most is William’s patience. He’s a stickler for correct technique so he doesn’t let errors slide, but he corrects in a way that is both helpful and encouraging. There’s no bit of guidance that he’s given me that, when I put it into practice, doesn’t dramatically help my progress. I’ve learned in a very short time to really listen to him. He knows what he’s talking about. I can wholeheartedly recommend William to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. He’s one of the best music instructors I’ve ever had! I’m happy to answer anyone’s questions on my experiences with William or this review." Read more
I Want To Help You Fall In Love With The Piano.the Stephen E Pearce School Of Piano

I Want To Help You Fall In Love With The Piano.the Stephen E Pearce School Of Piano

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I have been a full-time piano teacher for 40 years. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to share the gift of music with so many people. I have played professionally, taught music in an elementary school, and in 1973 stated my own School of Piano. I teach classical piano, theory and ccomposition. I also teach other styles of music including blues and jazz, playing using lead sheets (playing using chords), playing by ear and learning to write your own music. My specialty is teaching students who are burned out on traditional piano instruction. My biggest compliment is to hear that former students own a piano and play regularl...

Your Music Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

Music lessons for instruments like guitar, piano, drums, or string instruments cost between $30 to $50 for a 30-minute lesson and $65 to $100 for a 60-minute lesson. Most teachers offer weekly lessons in order to provide regular feedback, keep students motivated, and provide enough opportunities to learn new techniques and pieces of music. More frequent lessons do not provide enough time to practice and master skills between lessons.

To save money on music lessons consider group lessons, which are often cheaper than private lessons and allow you to learn from other students. Another option is to take online lessons which tend to be more affordable than in-person lessons and can be a great way to learn from a qualified teacher that isn't local. Finally, look for scholarships or grants to help pay for music lessons.

The best age to start music lessons depends on the individual and their interests. Most experts agree that children can start learning music as early as 3 or 4 years old when they can communicate and follow instructions. There is no age that is too late to take music lessons – even seniors can benefit from learning or improving their musical skills.

Studies have shown that children who are exposed to music at an early age have better language skills, memory, and problem-solving skills. Music lessons help improve fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity which are important for other activities like writing and drawing. Learning to play an instrument can also build a child's self-confidence and help to develop a child's creativity.

The amount of time it takes to learn an instrument depends on the instrument, the student's age, and the amount of time they practice. In general, it takes several months to a year to learn the basics of most instruments including how to read music and play basic scales and chords. With regular practice, students can expect to play simple songs within a few months.

Piano, guitar, and percussion instruments are some of the easier instruments to learn. Strings and horn instruments take a bit longer to learn. Becoming proficient at any instrument takes several years of lessons and regular practice.

No, you do not need an instrument at home to take music lessons, but it does make it easier to practice and improve your skills. Without an instrument at home, you will need to find an instrument to practice between lessons if you hope to improve.

Before investing in any musical instrument, you will want to talk with the music teacher to find the instrument that is right for you. Guitars are a popular instrument for beginners since they are relatively inexpensive to buy. The flute is another simple instrument to learn and is a good choice for students who want to learn to play an instrument quickly. Pianos are a more costly instrument but are a popular choice for families since everyone can enjoy playing the same instrument.

Online music lessons are similar to in-person lessons, only the teacher and student are not in the same physical location. Using video conferencing platforms such as Skype or Zoom, the teacher and students can communicate with each other from the privacy of their homes.

In order to take advantage of the affordable online lessons, you need a computer and internet connection with good audio and video quality to avoid frustration. The teacher and student join the video call and the lesson proceeds in the same way they would for an in-person lesson. Online music lessons require more focus and patience and are not suggested for very young students.

Here are some important questions you should ask a music teacher before you start taking lessons:

  • What is your teaching style?
  • What is your experience teaching music?
  • What are your rates?
  • How long are your lessons?
  • What is your availability?
  • What are your expectations for students?
  • Can you provide references from your current and past students?

Choosing a qualified music teacher is important for those wanting to learn or develop their musical skills. Find a teacher that fits your schedule, budget, and learning style by following these recommendations:

  • Look for a teacher with a degree in music or years of experience teaching your preferred instrument.
  • Make sure the teacher with a teaching style that suits you. For example, if you learn better with a more formal teacher that focuses on technique, don't choose a teacher that is more relaxed and focuses on creative, free-style playing.
  • Find a teacher that is affordable for your budget and has availability for lessons that fit your schedule.
  • Confirm that the teacher will help you reach your goals whether it is to learn a new instrument, read music, learn music theory, or just have fun.How do I choose a music teacher?

Reviews for Phoenix music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Phoenix area.
Chris S.
I can't say enough about Topher Keene. He's much more than a truly talented vocal coach and instructor. He couples his talent with genuine compassion and caring, and has a fabulous sense of humor. Topher also has strong family values which is reflected in the way he treats his many students. I would highly recommend Topher to anyone.
Topher Keene Voice Lessons, Acting Lessons, and Math Tutoring in Pheonix
Jayaraman S.
Michelle is a great teacher and is very patient with students. She works at a pace that is comfortable for the student.
Arizona Studio-Online Performing Arts 🎭
Lauren
Kate has a talent for breaking music down that makes it easy to understand for beginner musicians. Learning music can be frustrating, but Kate has been patient, encouraging, and makes my son feel at ease during his session. He really enjoys his lessons with Kate. We can’t say enough good things about her as a teacher!
Kate’s Violin Studio
Charlotte M.
Friendly, easy going, knowledgable
Jam On Guitar Lessons.. Online lessons as well
Yesha P.
Knowledgeable, feiendly
Natasha's Piano Studio
Mike Z.
I am 48 years old and started taking lessons from William a few months ago. William is very patient and thorough. I have learned more in these few months than I have in all the years I have been trying to teach myself. I would highly recommend William if you are looking for a guitar instructor, regardless of your background or specific music style interest.
William's Guitar Studio
Bobby W.
Bucket, was my Captain of Dos Pueblos High School Drum Core. He was also my Captain of Santa Barbara Dolls Drum Core. We were not only good, but we were the best. One year we performed in Los Angeles, as the Santa Barbara Dolls Drum Core, and not just won, but scored a 99.8 %. Bucket, was always patient, calm, but persistent to get the best out of each one of us. Not only could he write cadences, but he could design the best movements of the snare line, Quads, and Base Drums. Drums sticks tricks, back sticking, base drums walking backwards, keeping it really fun for the player and the crowd, but with a disciplined military overall theme. There is only one musician better than Bucket, and that was his Mentor, and Band Director, Dr. Ike Jenkins, who brought out the best in him. I’ve travelled all over the world playing drums myself with bands, but still haven’t met anyone as talent as Emanuel “Bucket” Baker. Yes, a great man, with a great heart, who only wants the best from you, and while spend hours and hours to make sure your the best.
Groove with Bucket Baker
Yong W.
"My dream was to be able to play guitar like a rock star. A few years ago, I decided to give that a try. From the very beginning, I knew that I could never learn how to play guitar using those self-taught methods taught through books or videos. Michael Daniel was the first and the only guitar instructor I worked with. After our first meeting, I knew he was the right guy and there was no need for me to seek another. Michael is an extremely talented musician with a sincere interest in teaching. His lessons offer a cohesive and measurable program of study tailored to address the student’s weaknesses within the framework of their personal interests and objectives. In the six years I’ve been studying with Michael, I have never disappointed. I was a newbie when I first met him and didn’t even know how to hold a guitar correctly. In just few months, I was able to play one of the songs I brought to him. Along the way he had taught me everything from basic chords, to lead soloing techniques, to music theory that I can use to write my own music.Today, I have developed solid skills in both lead and rhythm playing, and is able to play different guitar parts from an incredible variety of song collections from those of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan to Zeppelin and many others. As far as I can tell, Michael is incredibly knowledgeable in virtually all aspects of the instrument, from technique to theory to song composition, and he knows how to teach to keep you engaged and excited about what you’re doing. He also has unbelievable ear hearing and can transcribe any song into a guitar tab for you to play with your favorite guitarists. Bottom line — if you think you need guitar lessons, come to visit Michael. He has helped to make my music dream come true. He can do the same to you too!"
Point Studios
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