Find a music lesson in Baltimore, MD

Find music lessons in Baltimore, MD

Find music lessons in Baltimore, MD

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Find music lessons in Baltimore, MD

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Top 10 music classes in Baltimore, MD

Students agree: these Baltimore music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Stewdio Bee

Stewdio Bee

5.0Exceptional(5)
3 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
John Heimbach J. says, "Stew listens to and watches your playing, which is what a good instructor does. He is also patient, and easy to communicate with. Homework assignments are spot on. He wants to know your goals, then help you reach them. Highly recommend." Read more
Kathy Kaneda's Keyboard Lessons

Kathy Kaneda's Keyboard Lessons

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Baltimore, MD
Darrell W. says, "She is absolutely amazing! I couldn’t ask for a better teacher for my 8yr old daughter’s piano experience. She is positive, patient and super knowledgeable in her craft. Highly recommend!" Read more
Beatrice Studio

Beatrice Studio

5.0Exceptional(5)
6 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Michael J. says, "Always had an interest in learning to play the piano. Beatrice has been working with me for a coup of months and I really enjoy her method of teaching. She adapts her course of study to the individual. Spends extra time with if needed to make sure I am understanding the theory. I would recommend Beatrice Studio to anyone looking to learn how to play the piano." Read more
Lisa Weiss

Lisa Weiss

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Baltimore, MD
Angel D. says, "Lisa has a way of explaining piano concepts that easily clicks in your head. She provided me with a structure I could use to continue learning on my own." Read more
Lessons With Ian Otto

Lessons With Ian Otto

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Sam D. says, " Ian Otto is a very organized and disciplined teacher. I had been playing and taking lessons for years before working with him, and he was able to help me reframe my existing knowledge and learn new approaches to become a better guitar player. I would highly recommend working with Ian." Read more
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
David Aina

David Aina

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
My name is David. I’m a graduate of music at Masters level. I have been a piano teacher for not less than 25 years now. I am a patient and friendly teacher with a drive for success in both young and old pupils. I love seeing the progress made by my students and they make me proud eventually.
John Kunu's Piano Studio

John Kunu's Piano Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
CASSANDRA J. says, "He is very skillful and Knowledgeable. He’s very patient and a beautiful personality. " Read more
Nicole Cortero's Piano Lessons

Nicole Cortero's Piano Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Baltimore, MD
I like music especially performing and teaching. It gives me joy in educating my students and being a part of their musical journey. I am very friendly and patient and I try to do my best by giving quality education and ensuring they learn and enjoy their music-making progress.
Zarbo Music Lessons

Zarbo Music Lessons

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Molly A. says, "I've been working with Joshua for 8 months - he is an exceptional teacher. He has an extensive knowledge of music and music theory and works to tailor his lessons to each student based on their interests and skill level. He is friendly, encouraging, patient, flexible with scheduling, and responsive between lessons to all questions. I would highly recommend!" 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 Baltimore music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Baltimore area.
Michael L.
great guitarist.... but as important a great person. makes you feel at ease. perfect combination for learning!
Stewdio Bee
Noris G.
Ms. Beatrice is very professional, well-experienced piano teacher, she teach my son with compassion, and she push him to his utmost best with every piece paying attention to the technical detail and the emotion that every piece should express, and my son adores her so much, last year my son pass his first Trinity solo piano exam with merit. I would highly recommend Ms. Beatrice for anyone willing to work hard for amazing result.
Beatrice Studio
Martin P.
Ian offers a personalized experience and is genuinely enthusiastic about getting to know his students and understanding what they hope to achieve. He allocates lesson time efficiently; Never dwindling too long on a simple concept, but more than willing to slow things down to ensure clear understanding and proper technique. Ian is knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, and supportive. I have learned a great deal in a relatively short time.
Lessons with Ian Otto
Jim M.
I have been working with Ron for over 10 years. He is a great teacher and I have improved my skills in all areas. Ron is great to work with with vast knowledge and skills. He has the ability to help you understand even the most difficult skills and styles.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons
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