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Top 10 music classes in El Monte, CA

Students agree: these El Monte music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
LEEMUSIC

LEEMUSIC

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
In her lessons, she motivates kids through inspiration and passion, among other things, and not through fear. Though she pushes for discipline in her students, Vivian also wishes for all of her students to have a positive overall experience with the instrument, and so her teaching style propels critical thinking in lessons so that in many areas where there is not one answer, students feel free to explore their own resolutions to bring out their own unique artist within themselves. A long-time member of the MTAC/CM program, Vivian is well equipped and experienced in helping her students succeed in CM Exams every year! Alongside CM state testin...
Michelle Rice, Soprano, Private Voice Lessons

Michelle Rice, Soprano, Private Voice Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Gabrielle O. says, "Michelle is incredibly knowledgeable about the voice and the mechanics of the instrument. She is able to explain complex ideas in ways that make it very approachable and has multiple methods and imagery for making a connection to the concept. I am classically trained, haven't sung for a while and am interested in Musical Theatre and Michelle has done such a wonderful job of blending together my interests with our goals for the lessons. My voice has grown so much since we started lessons together and I am so grateful for her ability to share her wisdom in a way that is meaningful and personable as well as her ability to encourage me. I learn so much every lesson and throughly enjoy my time learning with Michelle! I cannot recommend her enough!" Read more
Dr. Henry Chen Cello Teacher: In Person (Southern California) & Online Lesson

Dr. Henry Chen Cello Teacher: In Person (Southern California) & Online Lesson

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Jack L. says, "Dr. Chen is very patient with my kids and aways provide a positive feedback for my kid’s lesson. My son love taking cello lesson with him and we can see the result of his cello playing clearly. He is also very detail in giving instructions." Read more
Every Child Can Piano Lesson

Every Child Can Piano Lesson

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Prishe L. says, "I definitely recommend this class. My daughter looks forward to her piano class every Thursdays. Ms. Talia is a great instructor. She is very detailed and very patient with her students. I signed up for the next course already and looking forward to listening to my daughter play more music and perform at her recital!" Read more
Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

5.0(3)
8 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Elsa L. says, "She is a delight to work with. She always has an encouraging attitude and gives good advice. We feel I have already made good progress. " Read more
Madviolinist Studios

Madviolinist Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
36+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
I can teach you classical or other styles violin. Rock, pop music too.
Weina Music Lesson

Weina Music Lesson

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Weina Chen received her BM degree in flute and piano performance with highest honor and was invited to be a faculty member in the Music Department of Soochow University, Taipei in 1990. From 1992-1995, Ms. Weina studied at Berlin Techniche Universität, Germany majoring in Systematic Musicology. After arriving at USA in 1996, Ms. Weina continued her flute studies and received MM degree at CSULA. Now she is the Music Director of Taiwanese American Symphony Orchestra (TASO), Conductor of Youth Flute Ensemble, Third-term President of the LA Taiwanese American Sinfornia Organization, an active CM evaluator of MTAC, judge of the SYMF and various m...
In Person Cello Lessons

In Person Cello Lessons

5.0(3)
7 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Christopher F. says, "As an adult learner ( three years into my cello journey) I can highly recommend Sebastian Lee. His patience, dedication and support have allowed me to make excellent progress. He is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to his students progress. Thanks Sebastian!" Read more
Myks Music

Myks Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves El Monte, CA
Avant gard musician for over 25 years. Mixing many styles to blend for new avenues of sound exploration.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
29 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves El Monte, 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

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 Monte music classes

Recent success stories from people in the El Monte area.
Michelle W.
I have been taking piano lessons with Vivian over 4 months. Ms. Vivian is very patient and truly understands my strengths and weaknesses. She works on improving my skills by giving assignments/tips that would help. She gives excellent classes to her students. Highly recommended!
LEEMUSIC
Joshua D.
Great great teacher
Michelle Rice, soprano, Private Voice Lessons
Billy
Billy loves Teacher Talia! Every time he is about to have class, he gets super excited. His improvement over the last couple months have been super evident as well!
Every Child Can Piano Lesson
Rand W.
Patient, encouraging, easy to work with. Really appreciate the level of detail she provides. Much better than a piano teacher I had years ago.
Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio
Inas K.
Sebastian is a delight to work with. His enthusiasm and ability to communicate has taken our daughter to great heights with the cello in a short amount of time. Our daughter enjoys her lessons with Sebastian tremendously and has progressed quickly.
In Person Cello Lessons
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
Nichole B.
Jeff has been so kind and patient with my daughter and her violin lessons. We had previously taken a nine month break after her last instructor and Jeff has been able to make music fun again. You can tell he’s not just passionate about music but about helping others to love and appreciate it as well, which in my opinion is what makes a great instructor.
Live Online Music Lessons w/ Jeff Brent
Elizabeth C.
Mr. Horton is an amazing music teacher that has been teaching my child for the last 6 years. He has helped Samantha in her pronunciation, musical phrasing, performance practice, breathing, range building, body posture as well as helping her to "own" the song that she is singing. Sam's voice has significantly improved over time. I highly recommend Mr. Horton.
Charles Horton, Teaching Voice, Song Writing, Music Theory
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