Find a music lesson in Indianapolis, IN

Find music lessons in Indianapolis, IN

Find music lessons in Indianapolis, IN

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Top 10 music classes in Indianapolis, IN

Students agree: these Indianapolis music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Valerie Choi

Valerie Choi

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
I am a highly experienced music teacher, musician, and violin instructor with over 15 years of dedicated teaching experience. Notably, I have served as the Head of Music and a music teacher at various international schools in countries such as Korea, Finland, Italy, and the United States. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree specializing in orchestral instruments, with a major in violin performance, and I also hold an educator's degree. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students, including high school students and young adults. My teaching extends to both beginners and more adv
Suzuki Piano Basics Of Indianapolis

Suzuki Piano Basics Of Indianapolis

2 hires on Lessons
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Jeanette N. says, "Wonderful piano teacher!!" Read more
Voice Blueprint Studios

Voice Blueprint Studios

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Hailey H. says, "I have been working with Nate for almost 3 years now and I have grown so much vocally and mentally. He understands which repertoire that suits you, which warms ups and vowels suit you best, and he can always tell when your voice is not feeling 100%. I have grown so much even since the beginning of last semester because Nate encourages realistic goals when it comes to practice and growth and he's helped me realize change doesn’t happen overnight. Stabilization and presence in my head voice has grown exponentially since I have worked with him and the knowledge that singing isn’t just about being the loudest voice in the room. It's a whole body experience. I wouldn’t trade the last three years for the world because I know that without Nate I would not be where I am today. -Hailey-ann H." Read more
Craig Hetrick | Drum & Percussion Lessons

Craig Hetrick | Drum & Percussion Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
*I am new to, but please see my Google business listing for reviews: Craig Hetrick is a highly experienced performer and teacher of all things drums and percussion. He has been the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for over twenty-nine years, Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Butler University for twenty-five years, and a private teacher for some forty years. In addition, he was a protege of Jim Chapin and specializes in drum set, teaching all styles from jazz and chart reading to Top 40 and rock and roll. I love teaching drum...

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 Indianapolis music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Indianapolis area.
Donna L.
Shelley is an excellent teacher. Her focus on technique is impressive and she is very patient when working with my son. If he is struggling with a piece she adapts her instruction so he can be successful. She is engaging and keeps lessons interesting. I would highly recommend her.
Suzuki Piano Basics of Indianapolis
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