Find a music lesson in Olathe, KS

Find music lessons in Olathe, KS

Find music lessons in Olathe, KS

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Top 10 music classes in Olathe, KS

Students agree: these Olathe music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Gayles Beginning Piano

Gayles Beginning Piano

New on Lessons
14 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Olathe, KS
I am very reasonable and do one on one teaching. Love teaching others the gift of music. I have been in business for 11 years and have been playing since I was 5.
Jim Nikas - Guitar Teacher

Jim Nikas - Guitar Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Olathe, KS
Welcome to my guitar studio. My name is Jim Nikas and I'm Located in Overland Park, KS, I specialize in personalized guitar and music theory lessons tailored to each student's unique strengths and goals. With a focus on fundamental skills and a deep passion for music, I am dedicated to helping you master the guitar and understand music theory in a way that enriches your musical journey. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, I am here to guide you every step of the way. Join me, let's make music together!
Young Artists Music Academy

Young Artists Music Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Olathe, KS
The Young Artists Music Academy is dedicated to teaching music and the other arts to children, young people, adults and advanced professionals. Founded by international concert artist and Van Cliburn Competition Gold medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch and concert pianist Tatiana Ioudenitch. the Academy draws its faculty from professional artist-teachers who represent a wide variety of musical and artistic traditions from around the world. The Academy’s emphasis is to train students to perform and create, and at the same time to foster an understanding of artworks within a broader context of history, culture and tradition. The Young Artists Music A...
Nate Wilson

Nate Wilson

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Olathe, KS
Katherine H. says, "Nate started teaching my son, 9 (he was 8 when he started) electric guitar about two months ago. He is very professional, he communicates before each lesson that he will be headed our direction and he is punctual. Our son really enjoys working with him and he will gladly answer all of my son's questions. Nate is extremely patient and will check in with him if he can tell that my son feels overwhelmed. I would very much recommend him to anyone looking for guitar lessons!" Read more
Heartland School Of Violin

Heartland School Of Violin

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Olathe, KS
I feel I'm good at working with an individual's strengths and weaknesses to bring out their personal best. I strive for optimal technical training, balanced with the recognition that violin playing should also be rewarding & fun musically. I've taught in the KC area since 1978. My undergrad degree is MusEd. I have a MMus and DMA coursework in violin performance. Viola students accepted as well. Every student is unique!
Valerie Wellington’s Piano Studio

Valerie Wellington’s Piano Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Olathe, KS
Available spaces are serious classical piano students who wants to practice and improve. Preferable with some experience before. Valerie is a native Indonesia; she started playing the piano at age of 7. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Pelita Harapan University in Jakarta, and currently studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City under the world renowned pianist Alon Goldstein.  Valerie received several awards including the Gold award UCSI International Piano competition 2020 and the Silver Award Indonesia Steinway Piano Competition 2018. Recently, she won Jefferson City Concerto Competition with Beethoven Piano Concerto
Julie Dean Piano

Julie Dean Piano

5.0(2)
Serves Olathe, KS
Mikki C. says, "We love Ms. Julie! My boys played in their school talent show after taking lessons for only 2 years. 3 people came up to me to ask who they take lessons from because they played so well and had such challenging music. She has inspired them to play harder than they thought they could. She also works with them to find music that they are excited to try (Star Wars, of course) :)" 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 Olathe music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Olathe area.
Katie W.
Nate has been a great guitar teacher for our son. He's very intentional and comes with a plan, but also takes our son's musical taste and desires in mind. We also love that Nate comes to us for lessons! Nate also went the extra mile in helping us choose a starter guitar. He met us at music stores and gave us great guidance. We highly recommend Nate!
Nate Wilson
Shara E.
Mrs. Dean does a wonderful job with my kids. We have been with her for 4 years, and are very pleased with the musical progress our kids have made! Julie is very patient and never says a critical word. After hearing my kids play piano people often ask where we study. As a musician myself it was important to me that the kids get a well rounded education and learn to read music and learn music theory, which they definitely are getting.
Julie Dean Piano
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