Find a music lesson in Arvada, CO

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Find music lessons in Arvada, CO

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Top 10 music classes in Arvada, CO

Students agree: these Arvada music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Nocturne Piano Lessons

Nocturne Piano Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
12 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Lauren C. says, "Peter is great to work with! Very flexible with scheduling and skilled in a variety of music genres. He will go at your pace and is game to teach you whatever you want to play. Highly recommend, thanks Peter!" Read more
Traveling Music Lessons

Traveling Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
9 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Gretta K. says, "So glad a friend told me about this company for our musical daughter! I couldn’t be happier with the ease of booking, communication, high quality teachers, and the fact that they come to your home for lessons is the most convenient thing ever! I can get so much more done having one less activity to shuttle around for. My daughter loves her teacher and I won’t use any other company for our music lesson needs. I’m even considering taking up guitar myself! Really appreciate the genius behind this quality and convenient company for hard working parents." Read more
Eric Larin - Music Lessons

Eric Larin - Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
28 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Frank L. says, "Eric is very knowledgeable and understands all aspects of music. He is open to suggestions and listens to me when I have a question or problem. He has modified his curriculum to better meet my needs and requirements as I have handicaps that interfere. He is patient and provides honest feedback on my progress. I am having fun learning to play the piano. To me that directly reflects the teacher. As Mr. Miagi said in the karate kid “no such thing as bad student….just bad teacher. Eric is one of the good ones. I recommend him." Read more
Kaufman Voice Studio

Kaufman Voice Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Hailee N. says, "Tracy is a one of a kind soul on this earth, I truly have never met someone more exuberant, and her energy and passion towards teaching is inspiring. Not only is she remarkably talented, but she accommodates to a students learning style and patiently works with her student to ensure they’re learning the way that suits them best. Before taking vocal lessons, I had little to no experience with singing. Her classes helped to shed light upon topics and principles I could never quite grasp before, and even if implementing these new habits were a struggle for me, Tracy was/is always patient and supportive of me through and through. She creates a safe and uplifting environment that motivates you to strive for success, and especially as someone with a little bit of anxiety, the atmosphere she creates lures you out of your shell. The progress I made under her wing is astounding to me, and I never would have got to this point if it hadn’t been for her. I highly recommend Tracy to anyone in search of a vocal teacher, she is beyond perfection!" Read more
DaVinci Center For Musical Arts

DaVinci Center For Musical Arts

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Deanne K. says, "Maria is a gifted piano teacher for my 2 children. She has helped them find their passion for music and fosters their growth as they have fun! She is encouraging and takes the time to get to know her students." Read more
Adam Stern

Adam Stern

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
According to Vintage Guitar Magazine I am "looking to bring a new sound to instrumental guitar music" and that my original songs are "a memorable mix of country, jazz, rock and soul that transcends all genres." As a sideman, my resume includes numerous tours with national acts including a Grammy winner and I've also had songs on SiriusXM Radio. And I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of music! My teaching background has been with all ages and all levels of students. I've had great success with getting beginners off the ground and helping them play the music they enjoy. Nothing is off-limits whether it be pop songs, fingerpicking, metal
Guitar Lessons With Pat

Guitar Lessons With Pat

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Arvada, CO
Jill L. says, "I’ve been learning so much from Pat. His lessons move along incrementally. He has his own way to remember chords and fingering that is so easy to understand. His patience for the student coupled with his sense of humor makes for a most enjoyable learning experience. He tailors his lessons according to my abilities and pushes me to go beyond my boundaries as well. I look forward to pour chats and my weekly lessons. " Read more
Miguel Espinoza

Miguel Espinoza

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
44+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Peter V. says, "In my mid-50s I got the bug to learn guitar. Something I’d always wanted to do. I am so glad I found Miguel after having had mediocre (at best) experiences with other guitar teachers. Miguel has such a passion for, and skill with, the guitar. He is fluent in all genres: pop, rock, classical, country and, his forte, flamenco. As an instructor, he works great with all ages: kids, teens and adults. Miguel leads his students in the fundamentals of guitar using the style and genre of music of their primary interest. If you have the basics already, he can lead you to mid-level and on to very advanced techniques. All you have to do is listen to him play and you know you’re in great hands. His smile and passion is genuine. He is patient, kind, with great energy and very encouraging. He can see what you’re trying to do and provide immediate feedback on any corrections you need to make. Try one lesson with him and you’ll be hooked." Read more
Paul Michael Hurd

Paul Michael Hurd

5.0Exceptional(8)
12 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
Rich L. says, "We couldn't be happier with Paul. He was willing to give our son a chance to learn drums at 4-1/2 years old. It has worked out better than we imagined. It's been over a year now and our son looks forward to lessone every week. Paul is incredibly reliable and brings an element of fun to the lessons. He brings his guitar so they can end each lesson with a quick jam session which our son just loves. Couldn't ask for a better instructer or person." Read more
James Hudson Music Lessons

James Hudson Music Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Arvada, CO
William R. says, "He's very knowledgeable... explains things well... patient... good balance of encouragement and critique." Read more

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 Arvada music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Arvada area.
Caroline M.
I found Peter as a beginner, looking to take adult lessons. After just a few months, my sight reading, piano theory knowledge, and understanding of the instrument’s capabilities increased substantially. Peter continues to show me different ways to be creative with the piano in order to play the way I prefer/enjoy. He tailors our lessons based on what my ultimate goals are. He consistently finds new music for me to learn, and I always walk away from our lessons feeling more confident in my skills and knowledge of the piano. Another great thing about my lessons with Peter is the patience and understanding he shows with my progress; he is willing to go over things multiple times as needed and repeatedly works around my schedule when I have to miss a lesson. Overall, Peter is a kind and dedicated teacher that puts in time and effort to see me succeed in my goals. I highly recommend Peter for piano lessons.
Nocturne Piano Lessons
Colin F.
Working with them has been a real privilege! They provide quality teachers, opportunities, and make the whole process so easy. Worth it every step of the way!
Traveling Music Lessons
Mary Welch S.
Eric has been my piano instructor for over a year, and I will start with a 5 star rating for the basics—-i.e., Eric is prepared, prompt, and pleasant for every lesson——but more importantly, Eric deserves the 5 star rating because of his teaching technique. In addition to learning how to play a piano piece, Eric includes music theory lessons every step of the way. His teaching methods have definitely increased my interest and enjoyment in playing the piano.
Eric Larin - Music Lessons
Jeanne R.
My daughter (age 8) has been taking piano lessons at the DaVinci Center for 2 years. It's truly the best investment we've made for her. She loves piano and loves her teacher, Maria! The Creations Conert, local gigs and the Multiple Piano Festival are icing on the cake! Maria is an outstanding teacher, patient, kind, very very talented, organized, and knows how to connect with the kids. We are so lucky to have The DaVinci school in our community!!
DaVinci Center for Musical Arts
Elisa H.
Very patient. Flexible in working around my work schedule for lessons.
Guitar Lessons with Pat
Patti W.
As a fellow musician, I can honestly say Miguel Espinoza Fusion is world class! Miguel's knowledge, experience, and musicianship is at the very top of his field. He is committed, passionate, and giving...I give him higher than the highest recommendation there is! Patti
Miguel Espinoza
Erin F.
Paul has been our son’s drum instructor for the past couple of years and we couldn’t be happier. Paul is a great guy! He is always on time and really works to accommodate schedule changes when the need arises. Brennan is really inspired by Paul’s love of music…and has really grown as a drummer. Brennan looks forward to his weekly lesson. Highly recommend!
Paul Michael Hurd
Richard D.
James an excellent teacher. Very patient! Observes technique critically, provides positive correction and solutions.
James Hudson Music Lessons
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