Find a music lesson in Skokie, IL

Find music lessons in Skokie, IL

Find music lessons in Skokie, IL

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Top 10 music classes in Skokie, IL

Students agree: these Skokie music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Andy Bossov Music

Andy Bossov Music

5.0(2)
5 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Janet F. says, "Andy is a very patient teacher and, of course, a great pianist. He is always encouraging and my piano has improved tremendously in the years I’ve been with him. He’s very flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend Andy no matter what your level is. As long as you commit to practice, you definitely will improve and love hearing your own progress!" 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 Skokie, 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
The Chicago Ensemble

The Chicago Ensemble

5.0(3)
Serves Skokie, IL
Vicki C. says, "I started piano lessons with Gerald 3 years ago and just passed AIM piano exam Level 11 in both theory and performance. Gerald is a great teacher, kind (sometimes too kind), patient, dedicate and has passion in teaching music with 50 years experience. I feel I'm luck to be his student." Read more
Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Rebecca O. says, "Ethan is a great violin teacher, and so supportive. It’s a really great instrument, and he has helped me improve at each song. I like to try different techniques, and to get a better sound and intonation. Ethan is very talented!" Read more
Pedja Kovacevic

Pedja Kovacevic

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Jose G. says, "Pedja was very helpful in giving me specific advice about how I could improve and allowed me to enjoy playing the piano. My lessons with him were crucial for me to develop musical skills and better appreciate the instrument. Highly recommend him!" Read more
Artistic Digital Services

Artistic Digital Services

New on Lessons
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
I run a graphic arts and web development company. In doing this, and in my previous years as a full-time musician (18yrs), I have mentored/taught in both disciplines. I have a degree in Percussion and have continued to play, study, teach and invest in my music abilities to bring both fundamental as well as fresh items to the table; how to play and learn to play drums and percussion. I try to keep things pretty casual and tailor lessons for each student; we begin with a couple of books depending on the area of interest and level of ability and then I write specific excercises to hone in on issues that need attention. One thing I want to retain...
Julie Irving Violin Studio

Julie Irving Violin Studio

5.0(3)
24+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Angelique C. says, "Julie does a great job of settling achievable expectations while nurturing students to become better violinists. She has a wonderful studio adjacent to her home that makes lessons really easy and private. She was wonderful for both our daughters, one a violinist the other a violaist (she even learned the viola to teach our youngest)." Read more
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more
Curious Fluting: Flute Lessons Based On Curiosity

Curious Fluting: Flute Lessons Based On Curiosity

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Skokie, IL
Chad D. says, "Very good at explaining things." Read more
Josefien Stoppelenburg Voice Lessons

Josefien Stoppelenburg Voice Lessons

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Rosemary E. says, "Josefien brings her classical training to my voice lessons with enthusiasm and joy. Singing with her, I've learned about my vocal range and how to get the most from my voice. Other groups I sing with have noticed the difference since I've been working with her. She is a patient and sensitive teacher who has helped me immensely. P.S. I'm someone who just loves to sing ~ but prior to the lessons with Josefien, I had not had any real vocal training. These sessions have opened up a whole new set of singing experiences for me, and I'm grateful for her thoughtful guidance." 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 Skokie music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Skokie area.
Elaine M.
I have known Andy Bossov for a very long time. I find him to be a very knowledgeable, personable and capable individual. He is a great teacher, whether he's teaching piano or as a Rabbi, teaching religion.
Andy Bossov 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
Julian H.
I have known Gerald Rizzer for many years. He has a very easy going approach to teaching but on the other hand is extremely good at helping the student improve his or her performances and musical capabilities. He is especially interested in the structure of the pieces the student is working on and can improve interpretations by focusing on that structure. He is the leader of the well known Chicago Ensemble and his abilities as a professional performing musician are beyond reproach. I highly recommend him.
The Chicago Ensemble
Sam D.
We love Ethan! In addition to being a wonderful person and a great role model for our son, he is an excellent violinist and teacher. It’s a joy to hear him playing with and spurring our son onto evermore complex pieces and techniques. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!
Lessons with Ethan Adelsman
Nevena S.
Pedja is a fantastic person. He is also one of those rare teachers who can beautifully adapt to students’ interests regardless of their age and background. Sensitive to a student’s learning pace, he helps students master the music most efficiently and musically possible. Responsible and punctual, I highly recommend him.
Pedja Kovacevic
Mandi M.
Julie is very knowledgeable about music theory and teaching practices. She is very positive and motivating for my 7 year old child. She always knows the right thing to say or technique/teaching strategy to introduce to help my daughter keep on progressing each week. We couldn’t ask for a better teacher!
Julie Irving Violin Studio
Anne W.
Josefien is an amazing voice teacher. She brings so much enthusiasm and joy to each lesson, not to mention her incredible knowledge and experience. She helps me feel at ease and maintain awareness of the many things that must work in sync to produce an optimal sound. Lessons with her are always a really wonderful experience.
Josefien Stoppelenburg Voice Lessons
John L.
Mr. Glymph was my violin instructor and orchestra director between 2007 and 2013. The importance he has played on my life transcends into existential territory as it was his teachings that allowed me to achieve my dreams in life on top of rapidly improving in violin performance. His "smart practice" method that relies on deliberate and methodical micro improvements, bound together with repetition and consistency is essentially a guidebook to becoming a professional in any field and separating yourself from the masses. I had taken violin lessons for roughly ten years when I met Mr. Glymph as a teenager, and the amount of improvement I made in the first two years with him was probably one hundred-fold without exaggeration. His teaching style is not for everyone, but the sky is the limit if you are serious about music and want to genuinely improve. I eventually made a personal decision to not major in music, and Mr. Glymph was supportive as any mentor should be. I do believe that had I continued to pursue music using his methods I would have had a good career as well. Mr. Glymph is both an incredible violin teacher and a genuine mentor. He is strict but also understanding. Asking him if he could teach me at the Suzuki summer program in 2006-7 was easily one of the best decisions I've made in my life, and when I write a reflection or something in the coming years, his legacy will live on in that piece. John L.
Joseph Glymph
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