Find a music lesson in San Gabriel, CA

Find music lessons in San Gabriel, CA

Find music lessons in San Gabriel, CA

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Top 10 music classes in San Gabriel, CA

Students agree: these San Gabriel 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 San Gabriel, 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...
Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

Deborah Berman Piano/Voice Studio

5.0(3)
8 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, 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
Roxane Hollier

Roxane Hollier

5.0(1)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
55+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, CA
Interaction not only between student and teacher but in duets, trios, different instruments working together. All styles of music. Students interacting with students. Performance, competition, and Master Class oportunities. Understanding and application of all aspects of Music. Music is a wonderful gift. One that will not only bless the student and teacher but those around them. To see a student perfect and enjoy a song no matter what their level, is a joy. To be able to have an outlet for your emotions, perfecting your discipline through music is a wonderful experience that lasts your whole life. There is nothing more satisfying and...
Weina Music Lesson

Weina Music Lesson

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, 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...
Garrett Henritz Drums

Garrett Henritz Drums

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, CA
Sharon E. says, "He is patient and passionate about music. He doesn't just teach results, he sets the foundations for learning about music, both in drumming and composition." Read more
Rowen Merrill Music

Rowen Merrill Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, CA
I’m a professional composer and violinist. I’ve been teaching violin, beginner to intermediate piano, and composition for the last 4 years as well as working as a violinist and composer for recording artists and playing and writing for film. I love to teach and am open to following what the student loves. I prefer to teach over zoom, but am able to travel to specific areas of LA for an extra fee depending on the distance.
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 San Gabriel, 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
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
34 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, 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
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 San Gabriel, 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
MuzMusic

MuzMusic

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Gabriel, 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

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 San Gabriel music classes

Recent success stories from people in the San Gabriel 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
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
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
Joshua D.
Great great teacher
Michelle Rice, soprano, Private Voice Lessons
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
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
David M.
I have been a student of Baba for 24 years. In addition to having been able to embrace the techniques of drumming, I have been led to understand learning rhythm as a way of life. I am greatly honored to hold Baba as a teacher, friend and brother.
West African Cultural Foundation
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