Find a piano teacher in San Mateo, CA

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Find piano lessons in San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 piano teachers in San Mateo, CA

Students agree: these San Mateo piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Matilda Fung - In Home Lessons In SF Peninsula

Matilda Fung - In Home Lessons In SF Peninsula

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Elsa A. says, "Matilda is a wonderful teacher!" Read more
Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson

Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Mateo, CA
Nicco W. says, "Alice is an amazing teacher who is not only knowledgeable but also incredibly patient and supportive. Her passion for music is truly inspiring and she has a unique way of making even the most challenging concepts seem manageable. I've seen so much improvement in my playing since starting lessons with her and I always look forward to our sessions. I highly recommend Alice to anyone looking for a skilled and encouraging piano instructor." Read more
Piano Lessons And Music Theory With Ken

Piano Lessons And Music Theory With Ken

5.0(2)
8 hires on Lessons
60+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Bonnie S. says, "Ken is very encouraging and explains things well. I am enjoying my lessons with Ken. He is very patient." Read more
Wendy Cheang Piano Studio

Wendy Cheang Piano Studio

4.5(4)
5 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Tautua A. says, "Not yet but the simple platform of correspondences between me as a customer and the tutor is recommended. That’s from my initial question for a piano tutor to the point I agree and say hire great. Thank you." Read more

Your Piano Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are piano lessons?

Piano lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and session length. A piano lesson package costs $180 to $350 for five 1-hour lessons. Children's piano lessons and online lessons often cost less than average.

Piano lessons are available for all ages in most cities in the country. Music instructors teach:

  • Music theory
  • Sight-reading
  • Improvisation
  • How to improve playing or technique

At what age should you start piano lessons?

The best age to start piano lessons is 5 to 9 years, though learning how to play the piano doesn't have an age limit. Playing the piano strengthens fine motor skills, increases flexibility, and improves your memory no matter how old you are.

Are piano lessons worth it?

Piano lessons are worth the money and effort invested over time. Playing an instrument can be beneficial for mental health, and cognitive strength. For smaller budgets, book just a few lessons to get the basics down and continue on your own.

How long are piano lessons?

Piano lessons for beginners or children are typically 30 to 45 minutes per session. Intermediate or advanced lessons are 45 to 60+ minutes per session. Most people have 1 to 2 lessons per week.

Can you learn to play piano online?

Yes, you can learn to play piano online through a webcam or virtual tutorials. Search our list of online piano teacher near you to find an instructor. Online piano lessons are often more convenient than in-person lessons and cost 20% less on average.

How do I select a piano teacher?

Start by searching our list of piano teachers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews on Lessons and Google if possible.
  • Ask for references from current or recent students.
  • Make sure they are kind and personable, especially when with children.
  • Get a written estimate and schedule before the first lesson.
  • Avoid making a large payment up front. Follow a payment plan instead.

After asking questions and browsing reviews, hire the best piano instructor in your area.

What questions should I ask piano instructors?

When hiring piano teachers near you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been teaching piano?
  • Do you have a degree in music?
  • What age do you typically teach?
  • What genre of piano do you specialize in?
  • Will you give me a contract or payment arrangement in writing?
  • Will you allow me to choose some or all of the songs we practice?

Reviews for San Mateo piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the San Mateo area.
Rini S.
Matilda really understands me well enough (I’ve never met her before btw) to keep me motivated and interested to learn from her. And to top it off, she’s a very funny and loveable person who makes me feel like a person and make this musical journey- our journey. She makes classes intersting and makes sure to choose a path on what ways to develop my skills better all while explaining to me why- and that’s important! (If you can’t tell, I really love her, she’s AWESOME!
Matilda Fung - In home lessons in SF Peninsula
Nick M.
Alice is an amazing teacher who is not only knowledgeable but also incredibly patient and supportive. Her passion for music is truly inspiring and she has a unique way of making even the most challenging concepts seem manageable. I've seen so much improvement in my playing since starting lessons with her and I always look forward to our sessions. I highly recommend Alice to anyone looking for a skilled and encouraging piano instructor.
Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson
Kim S.
Ken is a very experienced musician and performer and really teaches what it’s all about, he uses his own material and everything you do has a specific purpose. And because Ken teaches independently of some book, or guide he can always adjust his lessons to what you need or are struggling.
Piano Lessons and Music Theory with Ken
Viktor M.
I take lessons 2 times a week. Wendy is an exceptional teacher and an outstanding piano performer studied in one of the best conservatories in the world - Royal College of Music in London.
Wendy Cheang Piano Studio
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