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Top 10 music classes in South Gate, CA

Students agree: these South Gate music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
In Person Cello Lessons

In Person Cello Lessons

5.0(3)
6 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
Christopher F. says, "As an adult learner ( three years into my cello journey) I can highly recommend Sebastian Lee. His patience, dedication and support have allowed me to make excellent progress. He is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to his students progress. Thanks Sebastian!" Read more
Lessons With Todd

Lessons With Todd

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves South Gate, 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
Yo Hwan Pop Vocal Lessons

Yo Hwan Pop Vocal Lessons

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
Je L. says, "Every explanations he makes is very simple and clear. He is very patient regardless of any circumstances. He will wait and explain again and again until his student understands. Very gentle and passionate person. " Read more
Roxane Hollier

Roxane Hollier

5.0(1)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
55+ years in business
Serves South Gate, 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...
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(5)
24 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves South Gate, 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
Practical Rhythms Drum Studio.

Practical Rhythms Drum Studio.

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
Tracy B. says, "Joe is a very detailed, friendly and professional instructor. His lessons are engaing and dynamic as he blends music theory and technology while providing goals to make learning enjoyable. I highly recommend Joe as an instructor for either yourself or your child. I believe my son has learned more than just how to play the drums from Joe, he has learned valuable life lessons as well. Thanks Joe!" Read more
Luminary Media

Luminary Media

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
Julie A. says, "Tyler is an amazing teacher. He teaches drums and piano to my seven-year-old son who looks forward to going to lessons every week. I highly recommend Tyler!" Read more
Witmer Studios

Witmer Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
April W. says, "Professional " Read more
Kevin Ma

Kevin Ma

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves South Gate, CA
I've been playing guitar for over a decade and have been teaching for about 5 years. I'm here to spread the joy that guitar has brought me because at the end of the day guitar is COOL. A Berklee attendee and Emerson graduate in sound engineering, my gig experience ranges from small venues to auditoriums. Whether you're a beginner or stuck playing the same old things, I'm here to help you find your way out and get back on track. It all starts from the fretboard and together we’ll learn how to navigate your scales, chords and techniques. From blues to metal and everything in between, we’ll explore the things that interest you the most. With the
Frank Shih Music Studio

Frank Shih Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
Serves South Gate, CA
I had more than 30 years experience of teaching piano and music theory in United states. My passionate is music.I like to teach the students know how to read the music and play without the Teacher. After they learn the real techniques of playing the piano, I wish they can enjoy the music in their whole life .I tell you the truth, even I had graduated from music school, I still practice every day. Because I believe, practice make you perfect. Some of my students had passed level 8 of Royal School test, my student also can choose the test of National Guild, One of my student had get the Gold Medal of Sonata.BTW, The students recital will be hel...

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 South Gate music classes

Recent success stories from people in the South Gate area.
Inas K.
Sebastian is a delight to work with. His enthusiasm and ability to communicate has taken our daughter to great heights with the cello in a short amount of time. Our daughter enjoys her lessons with Sebastian tremendously and has progressed quickly.
In Person Cello Lessons
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
Seth N.
Very Talented in Singing and teaching as well. I had lessons more than 8 times in summer and fall. He is sharp in finding the problem and also gives proper solutions to that problem. Im very satisfied with the result!!
Yo Hwan Pop Vocal Lessons
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
Jadila U.
Joe takes his time to explain everything you need to know. In two weeks my son has learned alot he's very happy!
Practical Rhythms Drum Studio.
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
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
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