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Top 10 music classes in Boston, MA

Students agree: these Boston music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hub Guitar Boston

Hub Guitar Boston

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Sitong Z. says, "I have been taking guitar lessons with Grey for a year now, and I would recommend him to anyone, either a beginner trying to get started with guitar or an experienced player looking to improve and refine their playing. He has a very professional set of teaching approach and always comes up with practical advice in theory, techniques, ear training, etc. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and overall just an awesome person to chat with." Read more
Julian Snyder

Julian Snyder

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Hey there! I'm Julian Snyder and I'm excited to offer music lessons right here in Somerville and online. With a Bachelor's degree in Music from Hamilton College and over 15 years of experience in the music industry, I've had the honor of performing alongside acts such as Aminé, Iyaz, Lowertown, Andrew Savage, Easy Honey, Weakened Friends, and many more. As a seasoned multi-instrumentalist proficient in bass (electric and upright), drums, piano, and guitar, I bring a versatile repertoire spanning rock, funk, jazz, blues, and folk styles. My approach to teaching is characterized by a passion for music and a commitment to fostering an explorato
Beginner's Piano And Violin Lessons

Beginner's Piano And Violin Lessons

5.0(1)
5 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Arong O. says, "She very detailed oriented. " Read more
Fallon Vocal Studios

Fallon Vocal Studios

5.0(2)
4 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Divine M. says, "Very insightful and thorough he also provided help. Thought me some great breathing techniques and vocal exercises." Read more
Colton Slaven

Colton Slaven

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Hello! I am a performer and educator, graduating from Boston Conservatory in spring 2023 with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. I teach viola and violin students with the goal of guiding significant musical improvement and providing a well-balanced musical education. I develop each individual student's curriculum based on exactly what they need and what they want to get out of musical study, and regularly check in with them to help meet their goals. My students develop skills that help them outside of the musical world, such as personal accountability, drive, and mindfulness. I teach primarily viola students, but I also teach early ...
Marina Guitar Lessons

Marina Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Monika U. says, "She is always kind, even with me, a beginner, she makes the lessons interesting, makes funny plays, she is a great teacher ;-)))" Read more
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

5.0Exceptional(26)
Top Pro
Offers online services
44 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Mar Generoso C. says, "“My lessons with Bob have been such an exciting experience! If you are willing to put in the time and follow Bob's expert teaching, you will be able to play beautiful music and bring a new joy to your life. Bob's gifted talent and vast experience is impressive, his love of music and desire to share his passion is inspiring. Open communication is key, Bob welcomes your questions, he feels that no questions are silly or stupid, especially if you're new at this! He wants your feedback and encourages dialog to make your lessons meaningful and the best for you!” Mary G" Read more
Seiko Matsuzaki Piano Lessons

Seiko Matsuzaki Piano Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Joshua A. says, "Very understanding and patient. I am learning quickly. Highly recommended!" Read more
Amy Dancz Voice & Music Studio

Amy Dancz Voice & Music Studio

New on Lessons
5 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We have students of all ages, levels, and genres and customize the approach to each student's individual needs. We offer a few performance opportunites. We have a monthly Performance Workshop designed to practice performing for your peers, working with nerves, and stage presence. Three times a year we have public recitals to which you can invite family and friends to see you perform! Periodically throughout the year we have other workshops, such as a duets and scenes workshop in which to practice singing with others. Every student brings their own unique talents, so it is never boring! I love to learn about each students abilities and interes...
Krystal Music Studio

Krystal Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Krystal is a talented and versatile musician with a passion for teaching piano. Born and raised in China, she immigrated to the US in 2015 with her family. Krystal began studying classical piano at the young age of six and later transitioned to jazz piano while in college. Krystal graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance, where she had the privilege of studying under renowned pianists and educators Nando Michelin and Laszlo Gardony. During her undergraduate studies, Krystal had the opportunity to collaborate with several famous musicians, including Wu Man, Yo-Yo Ma, and Grammy award-winning song

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 Boston music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Benjamin C.
I've been taking guitar lessons with Grey for exactly 2 months and I'm thrilled with my experience and progress. I tried, in vain, to learn guitar on my own for several years and finally decided to take a different approach. After our lessons together, I can play many songs I've always wanted to learn. Grey customizes each lesson based on your learning goals. He identifies your weaknesses and develops a plan to strengthen them. I feel fortunate to have an instructor like Grey who is knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Whether you're a beginner like me or more proficient, I cannot recommend Grey highly enough. If you're thinking about guitar lessons, choose Hub Guitar!
Hub Guitar Boston
Vitor C.
Very knowledge professor and also good instructor. Passionate about his work and patient.
Fallon Vocal Studios
Karin S.
Marina ist an excellent teacher. She explains clearly and it was easy to understand how to play Ukulele. She was always motivating me and I was very enjoying this course. Highly recommended !!!
Marina Guitar Lessons
Joe N.
I was a self-taught guitarist with moderate skills looking to take my skills to the next level. Being able to write, play, and understand the why behind a guitar solo was one of my goals. I have completely met and surpassed all expectations with my guitar lessons with the Wolfman. He has the teaching experience to give me the tools and knowledge to elevate my guitar playing, and overall musicianship to a level that makes me feel confident playing rock, blues, and jazz. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitarist, Wolfman has a program to get you to where you want to be and then some. Week in and week out I was given new tools, theory, and overall experience to bring to my own music and create new and more complex music than anything I have ever written before.
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice
Joshua A.
Very understanding & patient
Seiko Matsuzaki Piano Lessons
Marcia H.
I have to say, Bobbie has been an absolute gem when it comes to teaching my boys, aged 9 and 11, for the past 4 years. She has this incredible ability to balance being firm and strict with being flexible and fun, which makes the learning experience enjoyable for my kids. But it's not just about piano lessons with Bobbie - she goes above and beyond by teaching them valuable time management skills and encouraging them to reflect on their progress. I sometimes take a seat and listen to her words of wisdom, and I'm always impressed by her insights. Kevin, my talented 11-year-old, was actually asked by his music teacher to be a chorus accompanist at school. That happened after his music teacher heard him playing the piano during a talent show. And Alex, my little 9-year-old - he is obsessed with game music. Well, Bobbie came to the rescue and taught him how to transcribe the music he loves so much. It's incredible to see how he's grown in that area! I wholeheartedly recommend Bobbie to everyone seeking a piano teacher. Although she is selective in her student intake, if you have the chance to learn from her, you will discover what I believe to be the finest piano teacher out there.
European Piano Studio
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