Find a music lesson in Lexington, KY

Find music lessons in Lexington, KY

Find music lessons in Lexington, KY

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Find music lessons in Lexington, KY

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Top 10 music classes in Lexington, KY

Students agree: these Lexington music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sandra's Performing Arts Lab

Sandra's Performing Arts Lab

5.0(1)
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Kathy D. says, "She is very fun to be with. Even if I was tired walking into the lesson, she soon had me feeling refreshed and eager to perform. She is artistic. She studies her subjects with a passion, and she has a wealth of knowledge. Also, she is a truly caring person." Read more
Dana Vogel Studio

Dana Vogel Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Lexington, KY
Hello! My name is Dana Vogel. I have been playing music professionally for over 10 years. I play classical and contemporary piano in a variety of contexts from wedding music to pop/rock bands. Some experience in jazz, but if you are already proficient in piano and are wanting to learn jazz improvisation specifically, I would seek out a jazz instructor. I can teach you to read sheet music, to read complex chord charts, to "play by ear", to do basic improvisation, to accompany vocalists, to pad, and more. I have a minor in music performance and am well versed in music theory. I always incorporate theory into my lessons so that you can becom
Hannah Shea Voice Studio

Hannah Shea Voice Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Lexington, KY
As a professional opera singer, I've worked with companies and singers nationwide in a wide range of repertoire. From classical Italian opera to modern works in English, I've gained experience various singing styles, and I'd love to share all that I've learned with you! Though I've sung primarily classical music in my own career, my goal as a teacher is to making singing fun for you regardless of the style you're interested in. Whether it's musical theater, pop, rock, or opera, I want to help you achieve YOUR musical goals! I have degrees in music from prestigious musical institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University and the Shepherd Scho
Austinteachesmusic.com

Austinteachesmusic.com

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Isabella W. says, "He is really fun, and you are encouraged to ask questions. You can also choose your own music." Read more
John Hedger Guitar Studio

John Hedger Guitar Studio

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Lexington, KY
Stephany C. says, "Mr. Hedger is a very thorough teacher. He provided me very easy to understand foundational skills and lessons that helped build on future skills. I'm looking forward to continued lessons." Read more
Swell Music Lessons

Swell Music Lessons

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Gary A. says, "Chris is very passionate about music and loves to teach. My son is enjoying the experience and learning in a fun way." Read more
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
43 hires on Lessons
Serves Lexington, KY
Terry C. says, "Just getting started and first time to experience a virtual lesson. Lesson went great and I am excited to keep going. Matt was fantastic to work with and did a great job of aligning me with an awesome teacher!" 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 Lexington music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lexington area.
David P.
Austin knows what he is doing... just love the depth of information and resources he provides in his Lessons. Theory, performance, practice tips and overall lesson objectives make this 61+ year old just love taking lessons with Austin.
austinteachesmusic.com
Brittana T.
John is awesome! He created a book to follow during the lessons that you get to take home and practice with and it has helped me a lot! He will teach at whatever pace you need and make sure that you are not only strumming the right strings but doing so with the perfect posture\hand placement, which makes a difference in the sound. He also offers in person and online courses for whatever suits your needs best.
John Hedger Guitar Studio
Ron F.
I had a stroke three years ago and communication has been an issue. Matt has been very good. Frankie is amazing too.
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons
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