Find a music lesson in Surprise, AZ

Find music lessons in Surprise, AZ

Find music lessons in Surprise, AZ

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Find music lessons in Surprise, AZ

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Top 10 music classes in Surprise, AZ

Students agree: these Surprise music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Juillet Studios

Juillet Studios

5.0(4)
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Kenneth G. says, "Tim is a great guy. He has been giving voice lessons to our son for at least 5 years. His personality and approach to kids is great. Our son has won awards, talent shows and acting roles with Tim's help. Tim never hesitated to provide individualized preparation that supported each of those achievements, and even showed up at dress rehearsals and just to be in the audience. On more than one occasion, after a performance, other parents asked us for Tim's information so they could also get lessons for their child." Read more
Peoria Guitar School

Peoria Guitar School

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Michael G. says, "Prior to starting guitar lessons at Peoria Guitar School, I had received 2 years of instruction at Guitar Center. Not only did I get a full hour for the price of a 30-minute session at GC, but the instruction was also much more clear and easier to comprehend. I had struggled with music theory and instructor Tommy made it very easy to connect the dots that GC had failed to make. Now I have a firm understanding of the fretboard, modal patterns, chord progressions, and scales. I also fine-tuned my strumming and fretting techniques. Tommy has also been very flexible during the pandemic by offering video conference lessons and safety measures in the studio. A+++++" Read more
Desert Rose Music Studio

Desert Rose Music Studio

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Romie B. says, "My daughter has been playing the violin for over a year and we finally decided to invest in private lessons. We have been extremely pleased with her growth! Wishing we would have started with Mrs. Gordan sooner. She's an amazing instructor!!!" Read more
Giger Vocal Studio

Giger Vocal Studio

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Kathleen S. says, "The Giger Vocal Studio is fantastic! I've had the pleasure of working with this studio for about a year and within the short time my voice has greatly improved. Mr. Giger's extensive professional vocal experience, in addition to his vast understanding of the vocal instrument, are applied to every lesson. Personally, Mr. Giger has a wonderful personality and is easy to work with. I also appreciate his ability to work around my busy schedule. I've never left a lesson disappointed!!!" Read more
Mike Jennings Music

Mike Jennings Music

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Mark says, "Helped my playing tremendously, " Read more
Thomas Collett Voice Lessons

Thomas Collett Voice Lessons

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Superior singing skills.I teach what singers cant learn in schools. Working with serious clients
Drummersrule!

Drummersrule!

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Shane V. says, "Brandon has been teaching me and my family for upwards of 10 years. The knowledge and teaching skills he has are top of the line. He will take you from an absolute beginner to a professional musician if you give him the time. This is coming from a student who is now a professional musician working on his own business. Will recommend to anybody wanting to learn to master their instrument. " Read more
Kalantzi Music Studio

Kalantzi Music Studio

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Surprise, AZ
Lynn W. says, "Dr Kalantzi is very patient and instructive. She always encourages and challenging. I have been taking lessons for three years and have learned so much from her. She tries to tailor her lessons to the musical tastes of the student to keep you engaged in the lessons. Dr Kalantzi is a wonderful instructor! " Read more
Alexis McEathron

Alexis McEathron

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
We all have potential that is just looking to be tapped into. I come from a dynamic background in theatre and worship leadership. You'll experience a personalized learning experience tailored to your unique voice and aspirations. Whether you're a budding performer aiming for the spotlight or seeking to enhance new or already set skills, we can find a way. Here's what you can expect from your sessions: Vocal Mastery: Learn techniques to strengthen and expand your vocal range. Performance Excellence: Hone your stage presence and connect with your audience. Artistic Interpretation: Dive deep into the emotional nuances of your songs. Worship Lea
DrumWorks Lessons

DrumWorks Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Surprise, AZ
Welcome! I’ve been teaching drums for the last 8 and half years. I grew up playing in different churches around the valley and eventually went on to study Jazz Percussion at Arizona State University. There, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance. Currently, I am a private instructor at KAT’s Artist Tree in Goodyear and Musical Surprise.

Your Music Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do music lessons cost?

Music lessons cost $40 to $90 per hour. 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.

At what age can you start 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.

How long does it take to learn an instrument?

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.

Do I need an instrument at home to take music lessons?

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.

How do online music lessons work?

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.

What questions should I ask a music teacher?

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?

How do I choose a music teacher?

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 Surprise music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Surprise area.
Sarah G.
Seven years ago we met Tim Juillet. He became my son, William’s guitar teacher. He is the most patient, passionate, and genuine instructor. His teaching style is very encouraging and light hearted. He doesn’t shame the kids or guilt trip them. He tries to show them his passion for music hoping that one day it will rub off onto them and that they will catch the vision. It took my son about a year and a half for the guitar cords to finally be arranged in his brain where it made sense to him. Through Tim’s encouragement, he did not give up. Tim also teaches voice lessons and has a performing arts degree. About four years ago, William went to an opera. Tim was able to speak to the experience and passionately help William to see the beauty of it. Now my son has been taking voice lessons for the past year because he wants to do more with theatre. Above all else, Tim’s love for Christ and his devotion to mentor young people is most evident in my son’s life. Tim not only has challenged William in learning guitar and voice, but also challenged his views on life. Thank you, Tim!!
Juillet Studios
John L.
It is a great experience learning guitar from an experienced and knowledgeable guitarist. There are several impressive features in taking lessons from Tommy. He accurately evaluates where you are in your current knowledge and understanding and then starts from there. I have played off and on throughout my life. After retiring a went back to playing my Gibson Hummingbird and then realized I missed having an electric guitar. I got a Les Paul and really enjoyed it, but realized I was stuck in my limited knowledge and skill. Last fall I got a flyer regarding the Peoria Guitar School and decided I would finally do guitar lessons again. At 70 I started again with Tommy in January of this year. I have been able to get the basic theory, skill, and motivation to enjoy playing again. Tommy has a kind gentle teaching style that includes learning new material and developing your playing techniques that motivates you to want more and progress. I highly recommend him as a teacher/mentor regardless if you are a beginner or an advanced experienced guitarist. Thanks for your help Tommy.
Peoria Guitar School
Vidhya S.
Mrs. Gordon’s extensive knowledge, experience and love of music makes her a great teacher! She is patient and kind and pushes my son to do his best. He continues to improve and grow under her. We feel very lucky and grateful to have Mrs. Gordon as our son’s teacher!
Desert Rose Music Studio
Mary G.
My favorite thing about working with John Giger is that he can always point me to the most important vocal issue I am working on, even when I don't know what it is that isn't working! His ear is impeccable at hearing the slightest difference in my tone or color that needs help.
Giger Vocal Studio
Kyle M.
I've been taking lessons with Mike for close to two years. I had been playing guitar for a long time when we met, so I was already pretty familiar with the guitar but over the last two years my skills and knowledge have improved considerably. Mike is a really good guy and a great guitarist/musician with a whole lot of experience and no shortage of things to teach. For the past several months I've been writing and recording songs and Mike has been helping me with that process. His input and contributions have been invaluable and we've been able to take several basic ideas and turn them into nearly complete songs (they're still in progress). Mike will teach you how to be a better musician/guitarist regardless of your goals or experience level. Hiring Mike was one of the better decisions I've ever made. If you want to learn to play guitar, Mike's your guy.
Mike Jennings music
Patricia H.
He works well with my son who is now 14 years old. He has been his drumming teacher for several years. My son loves to go to drumming lessons.
Drummersrule!
Lena O.
My son enjoyed violin lessons with Dr. Kalantzi. She is very kind and encouraging. My son left each lesson with great confidence.
Kalantzi Music Studio
Lauren M.
Jim Starke is a wonderful teacher that helped me for many years! I loved learning and performing. Taking lessons at Onstage with Jim made me continue to pursue music and make a career of it!
JAMES C STARKE
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