Find a music lesson in Springfield, MA

Find music lessons in Springfield, MA

Find music lessons in Springfield, MA

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Top 10 music classes in Springfield, MA

Students agree: these Springfield music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Adam Sweet Teaches Traditional Styles On Mandolin And Fiddle

Adam Sweet Teaches Traditional Styles On Mandolin And Fiddle

5.0Exceptional(11)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MA
Keith H. says, "I never thought at the start of this journey that I'd be playing classical music on a mandolin, but often, it really fits, and in general, it's helped to develop a kind of musicianship that I find I can apply to anything else I want to play. Adam is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor about music and music history. He supports a number of group projects (focusing on several different styles including classical, Celtic, and Klezmer) for students, which are an excellent way to learn." Read more
Scattergood - Private Studio

Scattergood - Private Studio

New on Lessons
47+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MA
I have been teaching for 42 years, in my home studio, at Central Connecticut State University for 20 years, and at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT for 40 years . I was also the Artistic Director for the Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford until COVID struck. I studied for 8 years with Phyllis Bryn-Julson and sang Beethoven's Missa solemnis with Robert Shaw in France. It is my goal to free up the natural voice and protect the larynx from misuse.
Tamer Tarhan

Tamer Tarhan

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Springfield, MA
Welcome to Tamer Tarhan Music Studio in Coventry, CT! With a focus on personalized instruction, I specialize in violin. viola and music theory lessons tailored to each student's unique strengths and goals. Whether you're a beginner eager to start your musical journey or an advanced player looking to refine your skills, I bring expert knowledge and a passionate teaching approach to help you achieve your aspirations. Join me to enrich your musical experience and unlock your full potential.
Krystal Music Studio

Krystal Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Springfield, 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 Springfield music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Springfield area.
Wes A.
Adam is a very knowledgeable music teaching, proficient with several instruments. He is patient, and adjust lessons to the student's needs. I had him as a mandolin teacher for seven years and was very happy with his teaching.
Adam Sweet Teaches Traditional Styles on Mandolin and Fiddle
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