Find a music lesson in South Bend, IN

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Top 10 music classes in South Bend, IN

Students agree: these South Bend music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
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
Leah Hanstra's Piano Studio

Leah Hanstra's Piano Studio

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
Cheryl T. says, "Have not started lessons yet, However she was like speaking to an old friend. I believe my grand daughter will thoroughly enjoy studying with her." Read more
First Stage Guitar Academy

First Stage Guitar Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
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The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts  Inc.

The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

5.0(4)
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
LAT says, "Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich tailors her teaching methods according to each individual student and his or her individual goals. Her knowledge of the different music literature and composers is vast and she imparts a style of playing as taught by her very well-known teachers. In addition, she is very patient, understanding, and acts as an excellent guide. Working with her has truly broadened my understanding of Musical Interpretation and more fundamentally, Sound. I cannot recommend studying with her enough. Whether you are returning to the piano after a long hiatus (like I did), or just beginning no matter what the age, you cannot go wrong studying with her. Finally, as a working Concert Pianist, Dr. Yulia organizes a series of Recitals, Student Concerts, Masterclasses, and is very involved in various Festivals. Her students can and are encouraged to participate and from personal experience, I can say that these supplementary activities, in addition to regular lessons, have been invaluable. " Read more
John Veit's Guitarmy

John Veit's Guitarmy

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
Tina B. says, "I'm an odd duck in terms of my guitar playing -- I've played on and off for years, and have finally decided that what I want to play more than anything else is music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Lucky for me there's a man named Allan Alexander who has published several books of this historical music -- and lucky for me I found John Veit! During the pandemic I followed the folk learning path from Fender Play, an online system which was free for new users at that time. It filled in a number of gaps in my knowledge, but didn't have any way to get detailed feedback from instructors and didn't really incorporate any techniques for classical guitar. I finally decided several months ago that I needed some one-on-one lessons with someone in person. This website (lessons.com) led me to John. Lessons have been *awesome*. I came in with a number of songs I wanted to play better -- starting with "Jesu the Joy of Man's Desiring" which was my mom's favorite song. After watching & listening to me play it, John was able to give me advice on how to handle some of the awkward transitions more smoothly. It's taken some practice to incorporate those changes but they've made a huge difference in how the song sounds. So far my lessons have covered advice on specific songs, music theory, and playing technique. I'm learning *tons* and I couldn't be happier. Definitely the start of a beautiful relationship. I highly recommend John!" Read more
Voice Studio Of Emily Sullivan

Voice Studio Of Emily Sullivan

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
Soprano, Emily Sullivan, has found teaching music and singing to be just as vital to her musical development as her own vocal performance studies. Emily hopes to attract young students in Elementary, Middle School, and High School age groups, and is also VERY interested in connecting with Homeschool families and students. Specializing in classical/opera, musical theatre, sacred music, and folk/traditional voice, Emily teaches beginners through advanced students, hopeful that she'll be able to help them find success on stage, and success for life... * Technique coaching (breathing, diction, tone, range, expression, etc.) * Audition preparati...
Tom Margarites Guitar Teacher

Tom Margarites Guitar Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves South Bend, IN
Best guitar and bass lessons in Chicagoland 700+ Satisfied students over 28 years All ages/levels from beginner to advanced Proven teaching methods to make you better than you ever thought possible Convenience at your home or my fully equipped Northbrook Studio Skype Lessons Available I specialize in Improvisation, ear training, music theory, composition and more!
Piano With Viv

Piano With Viv

New on Lessons
Offers online services
32+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
I am passionate about sharing the joy of piano. I teach all levels, beginners through advanced and all ages. Students receive guidance and practice instructions specifically tailored for their needs. Inspiring students to achieve a skill that will give them a lifetime of joy is extremely gratifying. Playing an instrument is an investment into one's own self, enriching life in countless ways. It's always a great privilege to be part of a student's musical journey....
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

5.0(2)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
Lian W. says, "Dr. Hines is a very professional teacher. He has done a great job with my son. He is always patient. He expects a lot, but he makes my son understands what he is supposed to do. My son is making excellent progress and looks forward to each session. " Read more
Pickin'n'Grinnin' Lessons

Pickin'n'Grinnin' Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves South Bend, IN
We use a very scientific method for teaching students to be the best pickers that they can hope to be. It's fun to watch students over come challenges and to grow as musicians. Even more so when they meet or exceed expectations.

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 South Bend music classes

Recent success stories from people in the South Bend area.
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
Jonathon T.
Dr. Yulia is very dedicated and passionate of teaching the student what is needed and necessary to know in the lesson. I've been studying with Dr. Yulia for over 2 years now which my piano performance improved quite a bit. Wouldn't recommend any other instructor except for Dr. Yulia.
The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.
Jeanette R.
I liked that he has great passion when he teaches . His classes are very informative and he teaches , to where anyone can understand . Most of all his classes are enjoyable.
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator
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