Find a music lesson in Burbank, CA

Find music lessons in Burbank, CA

Find music lessons in Burbank, CA

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Find music lessons in Burbank, CA

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Top 10 music classes in Burbank, CA

Students agree: these Burbank music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shred With Ben - Guitar Lessons With Ben Cohen

Shred With Ben - Guitar Lessons With Ben Cohen

5.0Exceptional(15)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Alycia C. says, "Ben is very well versed in his craft. He makes sure his students feel comfortable with his lessons & helps his students achieve their goals. He is a top notch professional & is worth every penny. " Read more
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Colin F. says, "They come to you and make learning so convenient! It's the best way to learn any instrument. They have the best list of instructors and are so easy to work with!" Read more
Sofipianist

Sofipianist

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Arthur E. says, "Ms. Sofi was very kind and patient in teaching me all the fundamentals of playing piano. She has a great sense of humor and it's been a pleasure being her student. " Read more
Lessons With Todd

Lessons With Todd

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Anna C. says, "My son was very engaged during the trial lesson with Todd and we are continuing with lessons with him. He was kind and knowledgeable and had a good background with classical piano as well as other genres to expand my son's interest. He shared solid teaching philosophy and we hope that he will inspire our son with a different approach to lessons than he's had in the past." Read more
Rosa Lee Piano Studio

Rosa Lee Piano Studio

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Kristen B. says, "I improved so much learning from Rosa. I am so lucky to have had her as my piano teacher. " Read more
Witmer Studios

Witmer Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
April W. says, "Professional " Read more
Derek Zimmerman Lessons

Derek Zimmerman Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Luc F. says, "Cool dude, knows fundamentals very well. " Read more
Rhonda Wachtel Music Classes

Rhonda Wachtel Music Classes

5.0Exceptional(20)
Top Pro
11 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Katherine B. says, "Ms.Rhonda is an incredible teacher who loves what she does. She knows what a gift it is to have music as a form of expression and is dedicated to teaching that gift to everyone who crosses her path. She truly cares about her students and her community. We love Ms.Rhonda!" Read more
Arif Shakir Piano

Arif Shakir Piano

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
Dick S. says, "Honesty... " Read more
Tuesday Knight

Tuesday Knight

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Burbank, CA
I e een a working actress for 18 years teaching the meisner technique. Teaching students how to give a great audition every audition to book jobs in this industry. ive been a working actress for over 20 years in both television and film. I teach the meisner technique along with some sense memory. I can teach you what you need to know to be able to book jobs in this industry concentrating on auditions and scene work.you can look me up on IMDb to see my history as an actress. I look forward to working with anyone who is dedicated and serious about their work!...

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 Burbank music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Burbank area.
Christine R.
Ben is an outstanding music educator and mentor. My son, Isaac, started with him a year ago and has grown by leaps and bounds. Ben is knowledgeable, supportive, and patient, and he approaches each lesson and question with the utmost professionalism. He has worked consistently with Isaac toward his college and career goals by pushing and challenging him to not only improve on his preferred style, but also has encouraged him to branch into different musical genres to make him a more well-rounded artist. We feel so fortunate to have found Ben, and we cannot say enough about how much we appreciate his involvement in Isaac’s musical journey.
Shred With Ben - Guitar Lessons with Ben Cohen
Jo Y.
My daughter is learning new skills so I really appreciate the time my teacher is spending to develop these new modalities while she is young. Highly recommend.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA
Elina
Outstanding teacher ! She is very professional and patient with her students. She really puts her heart into teaching. Also her sense of humor, dedicated approach, caring of her students and sincere attitude are very valuable and allow students to feel comfortable while learn the material.
Sofipianist
Erin L.
Todd's extensive knowledge and genuine passion for music make him an outstanding teacher! I really appreciate his ability to make piano lessons both enjoyable and effective. My son always came home from lessons excited to show me what he’d learned that day- which is really saying something! Todd's kind nature and patience creates a warm, welcoming learning environment that puts both kids (and parents!) at ease. If you're searching for a piano teacher who can inspire and educate your child, while keeping things fun and engaging, Todd is the perfect choice!
Lessons With Todd
Yoonjung K.
I love working with Dr. Lee. She is caring, warm, and patient. I really like how she introduced me to music theory during my lessons. Also, my sight-reading has gotten so much better while being with her. I really enjoy my weekly lessons and have a great time.
Rosa Lee Piano Studio
Steven N.
I contacted Matthew Witmer for viola lessons on the recommendation of listings for instructors in LA. When I met Matthew, although I had played keyboards and could read music, I had never played a string instrument. From the very start, Matthew was very patient. He also was very clear in giving directions. He's encouraging, and he's really good with people. I recommend him most highly!
Witmer Studios
Miriam P.
As a senior citizen returning to piano, I am so glad that I found Rhonda. She is patient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Definitely a 5+ star.
Rhonda Wachtel Music Classes
Cheryl N.
Arif is patient with my children and inspires. He lets them know their strengths, which empowered them to take their lessons seriously.
Arif Shakir Piano
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