Find a music lesson in Concord, CA

Find music lessons in Concord, CA

Find music lessons in Concord, CA

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Find music lessons in Concord, CA

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Top 10 music classes in Concord, CA

Students agree: these Concord music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Monica Williams

Monica Williams

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
Gina W. says, "My daughter has been taking flute lessons with Monica for four years, and we can't say enough wonderful things about our experience. After her lessons my daughter always says how much fun she had. Monica is very patient, and she understands how to motivate and foster a love for music in her students. Monica is a very talented teacher, and my daughter has won both national and international contests under Monica's guidance. We highly recommend her!" Read more
Ali Soliman Drum Lessons

Ali Soliman Drum Lessons

5.0Exceptional(10)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
Apple U. says, "Ali is an amazing drum instructor. He is very patient, professional and very kind. My daughter never wants to miss a class with him." Read more
Jwfigs

Jwfigs

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
I've been teaching for 35+ years. Just moved back to the bay area. I know my craft and can help bring artistry forward from the ground up. I myself am actively competing and learning new things all the time so excited to share and grow. Many styles and methods, so lets begin!!!
Music In Motion School

Music In Motion School

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
Excepting new students! Website. Musicinmotionschool.com Love teaching music. Twenty years of experience with performance in chamber music. Solo recitals. I belong to Music Teachers Association of California. I have student s wh participate in CM. Also have student recitals.
Macmanjams

Macmanjams

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
44+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
Ray G. says, "Jeff has been teaching me mandolin for one month. I have progressed more with his instruction than I have in three months trying to learn through internet instruction. " Read more
Theory Of Music

Theory Of Music

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Concord, CA
Vishank J. says, "I studied composition with Dr. Alden Jenks for four years, taking weekly private lessons with him. After this considerable length of time, I can say with confidence that Dr. Jenks is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable teachers I have ever had. His most salient strength is his deep knowledge of music, both Western Classical and other genres, driven by his passion for finding new motifs and sounds to inspire future compositions. Not only is Dr. Jenks a master of his craft, he is also a gifted instructor, with abundant patience and eagerness to guide the student into growing his or her own musical ideas to fruition. Our lessons would typically consist of me presenting the progression of my composition over the week, and an intriguing ensuing discussion of further possibilities, with frequent immersion into pertinent musical masterpieces, history and culture. Any student of Dr. Jenks will be sure to improve their composition ability, both through guided practice, and grounded in a musical lore necessary to broaden one’s musical thinking. In addition, by conversing with Dr. Jenks regularly and following his guidance through the vast musical landscape, any student will find his or her overall musical appreciation and knowledge broadening exponentially, and through regular inspiration by the great works, will feel continually replenishing enthusiasm to create music of his or her own. I also cannot overemphasize the positive impact of Dr. Jenks’ warm, welcoming, patient personality on the ambiance of our lessons together, which was essential for me to erase my fear of trying new musical ideas, in service of creativity. For me, Dr. Jenks’ lessons were life-changing, and though I am not a musician, a large part of my present love and appreciation of music is derived from our four years of experiences together. I strongly recommend Dr. Jenks to any prospective student." Read more
Shanley Guitar Lessons

Shanley Guitar Lessons

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Concord, CA
Marcell says, "Flexibility of lessons. We’ve switched focus areas multiple times and I’ve been able to learn from each topic." Read more

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 Concord music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Concord area.
Linda R.
I am what I call an "adult re-entry" student, when it comes to the flute. Monica believes that once you know the flute, it never leaves you! I found Monica on the Internet-about 2 years ago. She has been extremely encouraging and professional, but most of all knowledgeable and fun! Monica has gotten into the technical part of playing the flute-which I love, and never learned in the past. It makes playing the flute so enjoyable, and helps me in recognizing how to improve my playing! I have every intention of continuing to learn from Monica and to enjoy the flute. I even bought a beautiful new instrument-which was super exciting! Monica had me come to her studio-(we have lessons via Muzie or Zoom) and we spent a couple of hours with various flutes to make a wonderful decision. I highly, highly recommend Monica as a flute instructor-her love of this instrument and her students-as well as her immense patience-shows each time we have a lesson-Oh..I have also performed a solo and with a group-what an accomplishment! Thank you, Monica!!
Monica Williams
Tony W.
Ali is a very friendly and knowledgeable teacher. He has a systematic way for teaching and has an emphasis on fundamentals, which I appreciate a lot. He also send summaries after each class, which help me know what to focus on before next class.
Ali Soliman Drum Lessons
Brian D.
Jeff does a good job of determining what the student is looking for and connecting lesson plans to the student's goals.
Macmanjams
Samaju G.
Theory of Music
Saulo Q.
Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the guitar. He takes his time explaining and breaking concepts down and has always worked with me to meet my specific needs. I have tried lessons with other people before, and by far Jonathan has been the best experience I have ever had with a guitar instructor. I have now been taking lessons for a year and a half and am grateful for every single moment.
Shanley Guitar Lessons
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