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Top 10 music classes in Thornton, CO

Students agree: these Thornton music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons

Traveling Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
9 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Thornton, 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
Wes Collette

Wes Collette

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Thornton, CO
I have taught 100s of students over the last 20 years. I feel that I relate to my students no matter what their age is. In other words, I remember what it's like to learn on guitar and if I can play, anyone can do it. I love meeting people and showing them how to develop their musical craft.
Eric Larin - Music Lessons

Eric Larin - Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
25 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Lila M. says, "He talked me through a lot of the theory behind things rather than just giving me the surface of the music. It has helped me understand things I can do on bass that still support a band, but also is interesting and fun to play!" Read more
Paul Michael Hurd

Paul Michael Hurd

5.0Exceptional(8)
12 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Thornton, 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
Adam Stern

Adam Stern

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Thornton, 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
Rowan Blackwood

Rowan Blackwood

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Thornton, CO
I believe in lots of positive encouragement, fun, and working toward your goals. I learned through a variety of teachers and methods including myself, my dad, private lessons, community college, undergrad, and graduate schools. Because of this, I am able to approach the explanations & exercises from multiple angles and quickly adjust if one way doesn’t work for my student. At the heart of it, I really love music and love teaching. I offer lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele as well as music theory and recording. Bio: Rowan Blackwood (he/they) is a songwriter/composer and music teacher who writes indie pop as a solo artist and orchestral works
Rhythmic Arts Music & Therapy Services

Rhythmic Arts Music & Therapy Services

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Hi there! I'm Aileen and I have been teaching music since 1996. I graduated with a degree in Piano Performance and in Music Therapy. I also minored in voice. I taught the Associate Boards of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano and music theory curriculum preparing students for examinations conducted by visiting professors from London. My students have always garnered high grades in these tests (Distinction and Merit). As a studio we have participated in the greater metro Denver's offerings of student music activities in festivals, sonatina competitions and student achievement days with other teachers and students. My teaching focuses on
Sträusbaügh Guitar & Music Academy

Sträusbaügh Guitar & Music Academy

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Laura E. says, "Mike is awesome, very high energy and enthusiastic, I'm enjoying every class and it's worth the drive up to Thornton!" Read more
Jessica Warren, Flute

Jessica Warren, Flute

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Juilliard trained Flute teacher for all levels. I believe learning should be fun! Will teach online or in person

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 Thornton music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Thornton area.
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
Jodi E.
So much fun!
Wes Collette
Lisa L.
I've taken lessons for 8 months with Eric and will continue to. Eric shows up professionally, for the first time in my life I have been able to translate what I am being taught into playing an instrument. I credit Eric's ability as a teacher, his consistency and the individual nature of his lessons for motivating me to become a ukulele player. He helps choose songs which I enjoy playing and learning and challenges me to push through techniques I don't automatically enjoy... until I do. My confidence in his method of teaching led me to develop a class where I work (Parks & Recreation) contracting him as a online teacher for a program. The response has been amazing. He currently leads a class for our remote Alaskan town, a multi-aged and ability class. He offers a recording of the sessions to participants who cannot physically be in class, one on one help and encourages individualized songs to the participants of that class as well. He always goes above and beyond, for the love of music. Thank you Eric!
Eric Larin - Music Lessons
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
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