Find a piano teacher in Santa Monica, CA

Find piano lessons in Santa Monica, CA

Find piano lessons in Santa Monica, CA

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Top 10 piano teachers in Santa Monica, CA

Students agree: these Santa Monica piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
28 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, 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
Witmer Studios

Witmer Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
April W. says, "Professional " Read more
Deborah Sealove Piano Lessons

Deborah Sealove Piano Lessons

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Santa Monica, CA
R. M. says, " For over 7 years, my children, ages 10 and 12 years, have taken private piano lessons with Mrs. Sealove. She provides traditional piano instruction, as well as theory, encouraging sight reading and technique . Patient, kind, and supportive, she is exceptionally experienced with young children motivating them to progress. She inspires respect, confidence and a love of piano in her students. They look forward to their lessons with 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 Santa Monica, 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!...

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 Santa Monica piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
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
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
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
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