Find a music lesson in El Cajon, CA

Find music lessons in El Cajon, CA

Find music lessons in El Cajon, CA

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Top 10 music classes in El Cajon, CA

Students agree: these El Cajon music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ken Aram

Ken Aram

4.8(4)
Offers online services
34 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Faith D. says, "He LISTENS! He’s very understanding. Showed me exactly how to set up Zoom audio, and the recording so I can practice later" Read more
Robert Rotzler Violin And Viola Lessons

Robert Rotzler Violin And Viola Lessons

5.0(1)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves El Cajon, CA
Christina J. says, "He made it fun. I was really nervous about learning the violin 🎻 but when I left I was excited to go home to practice. I will continue this journey." Read more
Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

5.0Exceptional(14)
10 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Rene' M. says, "If you are looking for a piano instructor for yourself or, as in my case for a child. Let me HIGHLY recommend Daniel Castro. My son is 13 and has 3 levels of the bastien method under his belt, taught to him by his father. My criteria for an instructor was that he have some jazz background along with classical, as well as pop and rock etc. In other words fully rounded. I wanted someone who could ignite give my son the fundamentals that would allow him to open his ears and heart and create. And most of all my son had to like him. Bullseye. Daniel is a multi instrumentalist who has a love for exploring music in all its forms. He too is a student always learning. In my case Daniel has used jazz and blues as the entry way. We are 3 lessons in and he has my son swinging. Which in jazz is the life blood. I listen from afar to each lesson and I can hear that Daniel is patiently and intuitively laying a foundation block by block that will provide a launch pad for my son to not only explore music as it is, but also unlock his own inner creativety through improvisation. As well as the fundamentals that will allow my son to move in whichever direction he wishes to take it should he decide to continue with music later on. I hear my son opening up on the piano now when he practices and its only lesson 3.Daniel does it in such a warm, unhurried, encouraging manner that it is almost a peer to peer relationship. Daniel is intellegient, professional, very personable and always a gentleman. And I appreciate that. Whatever discipline you or your child are pursuing, I have no doubt that Daniel Castro can instinctually provide you a personal, customized lesson plan to move you towards your destination. My highest regard." Read more
FUN Private/Group Lessons With Certified Teacher

FUN Private/Group Lessons With Certified Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Rebecca Nakamura teaches private piano and music theory lessons in El Cajon, CA (San Diego County). She charges a low monthly rate for weekly half-hour lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. 45-minute and hour-long lessons may also be arranged and are recommended for older and/or more advanced students. A FREE trial lesson/consultation is offered! Rebecca has a Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Piano: Professional Studies. Rebecca has been teaching professionally since February 2008 and absolutely loves her 75+ students! Rebecca is a member of the Music Teacher's Association of C...
Lyricraft Flute Studio

Lyricraft Flute Studio

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Perhaps because I experienced acute emotional trauma with the death of my mother at age five, and carried extra responsibilities taking care of my younger brothers at the time, music has always served as comfort, solace, and a prayer language expressing my deepest emotions along the way - it is my desire to instill in my students the skills they need to enjoy the same healing joy that music offers to all. I knew that I really wanted to work with students privately, so I completed 3-5 year courses of study in Kodaly and Suzuki methodologies (neither of which are offered in standard undergraduate music teaching programs). I believe this gav
Ian’s Drum Lessons

Ian’s Drum Lessons

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Caleb T. says, "Through my many favorite experiences of working with Ian in our drum lessons, I really liked the various exercises and practices that were routinely practiced within every drum lesson. Ian does not feel only as a great teacher and mentor, however also someone you can find as a friendly person to talk to past the drum lessons." Read more
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0Exceptional(20)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Leslie R. says, "Aaron is an amazing teacher. He made the impossible possible: He taught me not just how to play the instrument, but how to create music! Aaron’s relaxed, yet professional teaching style, friendly, positive demeanor, keen interest in what I want to learn, his enthusiasm and his unsurpassed knowledge of how to play the guitar make him a priceless teacher! His approach does not feel cookie-cutter or generic; I really feel like he’s tuned into what I want to do, which translates into learning a lot in a very short time. Mostly, he really makes playing the guitar fun, and that's why I'm here and why I highly recommend him." Read more
Lessons With Catarina

Lessons With Catarina

4.9Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Melissa says, "Very helpful and patient with me. So nice to work with. Definitely recommend if you’re are a beginner!" Read more
Medici Music Studio

Medici Music Studio

4.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves El Cajon, CA
Aida says, "Ms. Medici is an experienced teacher who is very patience with her students. She listens to the parents input and works to create the progress that she thinks the students should achieve. " Read more
Private Teacher

Private Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves El Cajon, CA
Live performances in USA and Mexico ,30years on the road... 52years of experience, recorded more the 48 cds Musical job it means everything in my life,it feeds my soul,keeps me going.

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 El Cajon music classes

Recent success stories from people in the El Cajon area.
Justin P.
Great passion
Ken Aram
Ryan T.
We have had a great experience with TML - they have been responsive, engaged and helpful as we identified a music teacher who could come to our home to teach our 10 and 12 year old. Their first lessons with Michelle was excellent. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she was able to offer clear age-appropriate instruction. We look forward to continuing the lessons.
Traveling Music Lessons - In person in your home!
Dennis K.
Aaron has a unique understanding of instruction how the style of teaching should conform to the individual student. Aaron is deeply concerned about the student's Goals and Expectations and creates a learning experience that is individualized for the student. Not the cookbook approach. His agenda is your agenda as he helps you to achieve your goals. I am retired and decided to try my hand again in trying to learn the guitar, after having tried several teachers in the past. Aaron imparts quality as he teaches the guitar skills and musical theory. I highly very happy with Aaron as my selection to be my Guitar Instructor and highly recommend him if you on the search.
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar and Theory Instruction
Marianne
She was so kind and very helpful with the guitar as a complete beginner!! I knew nothing going in and I can now say I’m at a place to play some of my favorite songs! Definitely recommend her!!
Lessons With Catarina
James M.
Rice truly was everything one could ask for out of an instructor. His willingness to explore other people's preferred style of playing guitar was outstanding. He answered all my questions and I felt right at home doing lessons with him. I really enjoyed playing the guitar with Rice and I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who's interested.
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