Find a music lesson in Wichita, KS

Find music lessons in Wichita, KS

Find music lessons in Wichita, KS

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Find music lessons in Wichita, KS

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Top 10 music classes in Wichita, KS

Students agree: these Wichita music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Howard Glanton

Howard Glanton

5.0(1)
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
Bill P. says, "Great, knowledgeable, talented, and patient. I have no regrets hiring him as our instructor, and as entertainment for church events. His cost is probably less than it should be for the instruction you get." Read more
Charles Nida Guitar Lessons

Charles Nida Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
My name is Charles Nida. I studied music at Berklee College of Music and the University of North Texas. I have been a full-time musician for the past 7 years, playing more than 2558 paid music events at more than a hundred different venues. I play blues, country, jazz, Motown, gospel, and Contemporary Christian. I play and teach bass, lead , or rhythm guitar, voice coaching, ukelele and I can help you with songwriting.
VC Guitar

VC Guitar

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
Jeff R. says, "Very gifted at making complex things seem very simple. I learned more in 3 lessons than I did on YouTube in the last year. Fun to work with too!" Read more
Dawn's Piano Studio

Dawn's Piano Studio

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
Don B. says, "Dawn is a fine musician. She has played the piano since she was a kid. Dawn is very patient and kind. I would recommend her." Read more
Selah Music Studio

Selah Music Studio

4.6Awesome(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
Sandra B. says, "Greg is very professional and quite patient as I am an 84 year old student and I'm sure he has to wring his hands in frustration sometimes. I enjoy him as a teacher and hope to continue with my lessons for some time. " Read more
Karis Ens Piano Studio

Karis Ens Piano Studio

New on Lessons
7 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Wichita, KS
I'm Karis Ens. I graduated from Friends University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano performance and composition. Alongside teaching piano lessons, I also teach beginning classical guitar lessons and beginning violin lessons. Lessons have taken place at my home for seven years.

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 Wichita music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Wichita area.
Jennifer N.
VC Guitar has been an excellent choice for my 11 year old son. When I reached out to find a guitar teacher through lessons.com, I was pleased with the timely response from the VC Guitar. From there, I called and interviewed VC Guitar because I was looking for someone who is willing to come teach at my home weekly. VC Guitar was professional and has continued to be professional in his interactions with myself as well as my son and other children. Throughout the time my son has been taking guitar lessons (9 months) from VC Guitar, I have been more than pleased with his communication skills, his punctuality, his reliability, and his expertise. I felt that the VC guitar has been extremely reasonable with his price as well as his availability and willingness to be flexible. My son has thoroughly enjoyed lessons and the relationship built with his teacher. I would recommend anyone young or old to take lessons from VC Guitar.
VC Guitar
Ryan B.
Greg was a fantastic teacher who was both flexible and patient with my work schedule. His patience persisted during our lessons as he critiqued my playing in a positive way and helped me become a better violinist. I would recommend Selah Music Studio for any online lessons as well as adult beginners seeking a music teacher.
Selah Music Studio
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