Find a music lesson in Oak Lawn, IL

Find music lessons in Oak Lawn, IL

Find music lessons in Oak Lawn, IL

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Find music lessons in Oak Lawn, IL

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Top 10 music classes in Oak Lawn, IL

Students agree: these Oak Lawn music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0(3)
Offers online services
30 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Joe M. says, "Kevin is very detailed developing my fundamentals so I can enjoy better long term performance!" Read more
Wilder Saxophone Lessons

Wilder Saxophone Lessons

5.0(2)
3 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Susan B. says, "I hired James to teach my 19 year old son who has autism. James is incredibly patient, optimistic and compassionate. He is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him." Read more
John O'Keefe Music

John O'Keefe Music

5.0Exceptional(5)
5 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Samantha B. says, "I started taking lessons from John about 3 years ago. John really knows what he is talking about and gives great feedback. I had taken lessons previously as a child/teen so was pretty rusty when I started lessons again. I had also developed some bad habits from a place I was taking lessons at before finding John. He really helped me work through those issues and my technique and ability has improved significantly since starting lessons with him." Read more
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Marc R. says, "I've been taking lessons with Aaron for over 2 years and I feel my playing and technique has greatly improved. I started out with a rudimentary understanding of music and music theory but now have a much better grasp of it. While I still have plenty of miles left to go on my musical journey, Aaron has set me up with good fundamentals and techniques. He's also a great jazz guitarist if you're looking for that too. " Read more
Julianne’s Music Studio

Julianne’s Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Hi, my name is Julianne. I am so excited to be working with you, and I congratulate you on your first steps to becoming a music student! I have my degree in Fine Arts in Music, and I have been performing since I was 5 years old. I teach all level voice lessons and beginner-intermediate piano lessons. I offer virtual lessons, lessons in your home, or lessons in my home! I offer 30 minute, 45 minute, or 1 hour weekly lessons for the same rate each month that never changes. I also offer toddler group music lessons and music theory lessons. I cater my teaching style to your needs and preferences! I will look forward to chatting through options wi
Richard Li's Cello Studio

Richard Li's Cello Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
My job for any student is to help cater to the student's individual goal while also making learning the cello as painless as possible. When I work with a student, I want the student to achieve the following concepts: 1. Setup. Cellists will have good posture and be able to make cello playing feel easy. 2. Tone. Every sound a cellist plays should come from a good sound. 3. Intonation/Music Reading. Every cellist has the ability to play in tune. In order to do that, they will become fluent in reading music. 4. Musicality. The fun part of music making is when they are able to express music with ideas. Cello playing is daunting and can seem impos...
Janet Reynolds

Janet Reynolds

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
I have been teaching private voice for 25 years. I teach 5th grade -100 years old. I love helping people find their voice and teach them how to use it in a healthy way.

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 Oak Lawn music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Oak Lawn area.
Dwight D.
Exceptional learning experience to date as an adult beginner. Applies a great balance between performance and theory to accelerate the learning process. Great virtual teaching / communication skills.
McMusic Lessons & Performances
Carrie B.
James is personable and professional. He has the ability to work with school-aged children very well while keeping expectations high.
Wilder Saxophone Lessons
Judy S.
I am an adult student of John O’Keefe. I have studied with him for the past nine years. I knew how to read music when I started studying with him and was only playing what had already been written. My primary focus was to learn how to play standard tunes by reading chord progressions. John’s teaching has taken me through the formation of chords, explanation of what makes them different (7th’s, 9th’s, 11th’s, 13th’s) and the best way to play them (voicings) so as to bring so much color to the music. I love learning music theory, the “how to” and “why” of the music. He teaches and explains in a manner which is easily understood. My weakness has been timing but we have incorporated exercises focused on different time signatures. John’s suggestions how to practice these exercises have been invaluable and I can hear an improvement. He is very knowledgeable about music, is committed to his students and is very encouraging to the student through the learning process and taking you to the next level. The studio is a very neat and organized environment. There is a choice for having lessons on a digital piano or an acoustic piano (my personal choice). The studio is high tech so I was able to have one of the songs I learned recorded. I highly recommend John O’Keefe whether you are a beginner, someone who has been on hiatus for many years and looking to get back to studying piano again or looking for a teacher to help you advance in your studies.
John O'Keefe Music
David H.
I contacted Aaron because of the description of topics of instruction he listed in his ad for lessons. They were exactly what I've been looking for. The main item I've been looking for is music theory. I don't want to just learn how to play a piece of music. I want to know how the song was created and why the chords progress the way they do. And Aaron is guiding me on my path step by step. So far he as the patience of a saint dealing with this late to the party student. And I plan to test his patience by continuing to ask my main questions for everything.......Who, What, When, Where & Why?
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons
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