Find a music lesson in Pasadena, CA

Find music lessons in Pasadena, CA

Find music lessons in Pasadena, CA

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Top 10 music classes in Pasadena, CA

Students agree: these Pasadena music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sofipianist

Sofipianist

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, 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
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Jo Y. says, "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." Read more
Lessons With Todd

Lessons With Todd

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, 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
MuzMusic

MuzMusic

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, 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
Guitar, Theory And Ear Training Lessons

Guitar, Theory And Ear Training Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Sayaka A. says, "I really appreciated his patience and willingness to work with me on things that I struggled with. He took his time to explain things that I didn't understand repeatedly and encouraged me until I was able to reach my goals. I'm a singer songwriter so I wanted to learn chords and strumming patterns and he taught me exactly that, but he also taught me so much about the instrument and gave me many useful techniques. I now feel more confident playing thanks to him. I highly recommend Niccolò, he has a very wide range of knowledge and is truly passionate about his job. " Read more
Witmer Studios

Witmer Studios

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

Rob Steiner Music

5.0(3)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Pasadena, 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
Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

5.0(3)
8 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, 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
Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Sound T. says, " lady in chairThe Distant Energy Balancing I received for my Sound Bath Immersion Therapy ™ Session far exceeded my expectations. I invite you to read the enclosed texts I wrote to Dynell when I felt the Distant Healing portion of her session begin. Dynell told me the Distant Energy Balancing portion of the session begins about two hours in advance. She had explained that, by the time I arrive, the session will have already been in process. I was really looking forward to it. What Dynell did not tell me is, sometimes her channels open 1-3 days in advance of a session. She just “starts work early”, channeling her Vibration Of Light energy. Additionally, she won’t say a thing or even charge if her channels open early. Much to my surprise, I felt Dynell’s channels open when she began working on me from a distance. I felt it 24 hours prior to the session, not 2 hours. I was not at all expecting to feel anything a whole day before my session! It never occurred to me. When she said, “Distant Energy Balancing“, she meant exactly that. I felt it, and have enclosed my text to her the moment I felt the shift." Read more
Sunwoo Lee

Sunwoo Lee

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Offering private violin and viola lessons over Zoom and in-person lessons to some areas in LA County. Bilingual - fluent in Korean and English, can also teach in basic Spanish. Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California with a Teach Assistantship position for Nonmajor Instruction. Graduated from Eastman School of Music with both a Bachelor's and a Master's. Have worked for the past several years as a private teacher working with students of all ages, all skill levels, and those with special accommodations.

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 Pasadena music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pasadena area.
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
Laura H.
Scheduling was easy and my teacher is great. I'm enjoying lessons so far and looking forward to improving!
Traveling Music Lessons, CA
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
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
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
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
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
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