Find a music lesson in Los Angeles, CA

Find music lessons in Los Angeles, CA

Find music lessons in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 music classes in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Garrett Henritz Drums

Garrett Henritz Drums

5.0(3)
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Charles P. says, "Garrett really knew what part of my drumming that we needed to work on and gave me some great exercises to take home and practice. Awesome!" Read more
Nikita Rogers

Nikita Rogers

New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Classical/flamenco guitarist with 14 years of performing experience. 10 years of teaching experience. Prior president of the Guitar Club at my Alma mater, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
36 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Marcola C. says, "My teacher Hatem E. is excellent, patient, and perceived. I feel like I am getting more than my money's worth." Read more
Witmer Studios

Witmer Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
April W. says, "Professional " Read more
Rob Steiner Music

Rob Steiner Music

5.0(3)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Sunita B. says, "Rob is lovely! He is great with my kids they enjoy his teaching style which really focuses on the individual child’s interests and this motivates them to learn and have fun at the same time! He also is a great at providing detailed information on how the kids are doing which helps to see how they are progressing from a parents perspective. BIG fans! Thanks Rob! " Read more
McLeod Management & Debbie McLeod Productions

McLeod Management & Debbie McLeod Productions

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Gabrielle C. says, "Debbie single-handedly helped me land my starring role on South of Nowhere. 16 years later, we are still coaching/booking leading roles in tv, film, and commercials! A phenomenal coach, Deb has the gift to see what we are truly capable of as artists, as well as the honesty, instinct and passion to push us to be brave enough to go there. I can unequivocally say that Deb is the best acting coach in the business, and I’m eternally grateful to have found her." Read more
La-Ti-Do Music Lessons

La-Ti-Do Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Good music lessons are about helping students PERFORM any piece of music they want. GREAT music lessons are about helping students DISCOVER more music to achieve a wider musical vocabulary. I teach Piano, Guitar, and Violin. I have taughts students at Yale and Brown University. I focus on getting to performing pieces as quickly as possible, using drills and music theory. I love music myself, and I love seeing students improve in their music skills! Everything about this work is rewarding!...
MuzMusic

MuzMusic

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hello! I'm Jeff, and I want to be your music teacher. I am passionate about all things music, and and I want to share my passion with you. I'll help you advance in your musical journey, whether you're a beginner, an advanced student, or even a working professional. I have more than 25 years' experience teaching music. I hold a Bachelor's degree in drumset performance and composition from Berklee College, as well as some advanced training with several internationally-renowned drummers and composers. I customize my curriculum to ensure that each student receives the most value. I will work with you to set goals and achieve them, all the while
Voice Studio Of David Way

Voice Studio Of David Way

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Voice/singing development based upon functional principles of vocal mechanics. I love combining the analysis and "prescription" in figuring out how to build various voices and impart knowledge of vocal mechanics with students.
Paul's Music Lessons And More..

Paul's Music Lessons And More..

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Phil R. says, "I need work on improvisation, and Paul is an outstanding teacher. My comfort level had increased greatly, particularly with the 12 bar blues, and right now we're working on rhythm changes. It's a challenge, but he's getting me there!" 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 Los Angeles music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Emily H.
Garrett is so talented, kind, patient, and a real pro. My son loves spending time with him doing technical drills and just playing fun songs. He can play any genre and learn any song. I can’t recommend him enough. 10 out of 5 stars.
Garrett Henritz Drums
Colin F.
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!
Traveling Music Lessons, CA
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
Howard B.
Really nice guy. Very impressive background.
Rob Steiner Music
Teri D.
There aren’t enough stars to give Debbie the review she deserves! Her vast experience and enthusiasm for her craft are invaluable. Debbie is professional and compassionate and truly cares about my daughter and her journey into the world of acting. Lessons with Debbie have resulted in more confidence and a solid foundation to continue building upon.
McLeod Management & Debbie McLeod Productions
Laura H.
I decided to take piano lessons in my senior citizen years after not having played since I was a child. Deborah's patience and encouragement during weekly lessons have given me great confidence. She guides me through each piece carefully focusing on techniques to help me improve. I also think her selection of music books and practice exercises are appropriate for my abilty. And , she gently challenges me with more difficult pieces as I become more comfortable and capable. I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone regardless of age who wants to learn how to play the piano .
Deborah Sealove Piano Lessons
Tessa B.
Jeff is not only an incredibly talented musician, but an awesome teacher and person. I started out with no piano experience and he got me up to speed quickly, especially on improv. His teaching style is very easy to respond to. I had to take a break for life reasons but will be back as soon as possible! Thanks Jeff :)
Live Online Music Lessons w/ Jeff Brent
Victor G.
Hes very knowledgeable in all genres and knows how to start you off as a new student or even a seasoned player. I love that i can come in and choose whatever genre i want to learn and come out with scales and exercises to make me such a better player. Patient and very friendly. No teacher like him. Truly the best! Thank you!!
Chris Rockaway
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