Find a music lesson in New Haven, CT

Find music lessons in New Haven, CT

Find music lessons in New Haven, CT

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Find music lessons in New Haven, CT

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Top 10 music classes in New Haven, CT

Students agree: these New Haven music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
David Gleba's Piano And Composition Studio

David Gleba's Piano And Composition Studio

5.0Exceptional(18)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
50+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Gina B. says, "Although I was very young, I will always remember the Altoid stacks and the handwritten and illustrated book about Christmas mice :) thank you for being there for my very first introduction to music and for sharing a deep love for Italianness! " Read more
George Lesiw Music

George Lesiw Music

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Larry L. says, "George is an amazing musician and a great guy. I bought some guitars as artwork in my house because I’ve always thought they were cool. The only problem was I didn’t know how to play them at all like 0 and it certainly was obviously that I have no natural ability. I know lots of friends that play at really high levels but I knew hanging around them I would never learn anything because it would turn into a social event. I knew I needed a teacher, a real teacher. I found George on this site and luckily he lives only minutes away. From day one he was sure that I learn something at every lesson. Difficult task as I’m not a good student and my attention span is pathetic. If I’m not good at something right away I loose interest. George is so patient and supportive that I won’t give up. I only have time for one lesson a week sometimes less due to my job but lessons with George are one of the few things I look forward to going to. Thanks " Read more
Joe Tollefsen

Joe Tollefsen

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Hi! My name is Joe Tollefsen. I have many years of experience playing and teaching in different styles, and I love to teach students of all levels. I have a BM in guitar performance from the Peabody Institute, and am pursuing a Master's in performance at the Yale School of Music, where I also teach undergraduates and non-majors. I teach based on each individual's goals and strengths, and I think it's important to keep the love of the music and instrument at the heart of our work together. To this end, I believe teaching needs to be flexible and able to adapt to each student's needs. It's always an interesting and exciting journey!
JPiano

JPiano

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves New Haven, CT
Hi, My name is Jessica Pressoir and I have almost 8 years of Piano experience. My goal as a piano instructor is to teach you the building blocks and theory behind the piano. I enjoy educating people especially children and seeing them grow in the musical pathway! I plan on having personalized lessons for each of my clients based on their need, speed of learning, and level of knowledge on the piano. My goal is to learn each persons style of music and set them up for success! I offer in person and online lessons depending on the clients preference!
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Binyamin L. says, "The teacher was really experienced,I am very pleased I will continue having lessons." Read more
BRACZsound

BRACZsound

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Greetings, I teach piano, keyboard, synthesizers, electronic music, composition, classical, songwriting, ear-training, and some music theory, as well as music appreciation. I teach in my studio, “The Dungeon” which is located in Hamden, CT. It has a Steinway, as well as numerous other instruments and full recording capacities. With almost 30 years experience, I focus on what the student needs, and define short and long-term goals. I have extensive classical training, gone to some very good schools, studied with some truly great musical masters. I teach all ages from about age 10 to 90+. I also teach all levels, from absolute beginner, t
Paulo Henrique

Paulo Henrique

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Online Guitar Teacher from Brazil who have been working with international guitar lessons for more than 2 years, more than 10 years of experience in guitar playing along with virtuosity techniques and styles.
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New Haven, CT
Real musician with experience in learning to read understand various forms of music pertaining to melody, harmony ,theory and technique

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 New Haven music classes

Recent success stories from people in the New Haven area.
Anderson C.
I took lessons with David for about 5 years in my early teens. His passion for the music he teaches and enthusiasm for his students' learning is contagious. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
David Gleba's Piano and Composition Studio
Jerri W.
He breaks down the music and techniques of how to create the sounds I want from my guitar. He can also listen to a piece of music I want to learn and can know right then what notes/chords are being played. I’m always amazed at how easy he makes it look. I’m very lucky to have found such a great musician to be my teacher.
George Lesiw Music
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