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Find music lessons in Minneapolis, MN

Find music lessons in Minneapolis, MN

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Top 10 music classes in Minneapolis, MN

Students agree: these Minneapolis music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

5.0(4)
4 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Nate C. says, "It's so easy! They match you with the best teacher that will come to your home for lessons. I never thought taking guitar lessons could be that easy!" Read more
Midwest Vocal Academy

Midwest Vocal Academy

5.0Exceptional(28)
Offers online services
32 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Rachel E. says, "Jessie is very kind and responsive as well as being a knowledgeable teacher. I’ve had 2 lessons with her so far and enjoyed learning more about how the voice works and having wonderful support preparing for auditions" Read more
Dan Neumann Percussion Lessons

Dan Neumann Percussion Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
3 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Thom M. says, "Dan is able to adjust his curriculum and teaching style for all types of students. I happen to have taken up percussion late in life and Dan has no problem pivoting from teaching mostly youth, to someone like me. I’m sure he adjusts similarly for students of all ages, abilities, and communication styles. " Read more
CBIG Productions

CBIG Productions

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Patrick C. says, "Pat is extremely knowledgeable—has taught me so much regarding vocal range! He is a very interactive teacher—everything he teaches, he also uses himself!" Read more
Barrett Music Studio

Barrett Music Studio

5.0Exceptional(9)
Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Toni M. says, "He's a great, highly positive people person. He's easy to understand and gives good feedback. Very flexible with his scheduling and music selection. I like him a lot!" Read more
Piano Lessons With Mikkel

Piano Lessons With Mikkel

5.0(4)
6 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth C. says, "Mikkel has been a wonderful piano teacher! He’s done a great job teaching me at my skill level. He does a great job explaining technique and music! I’ve had such a great time thus far and can’t wait to continue." Read more
Charles A. Kemper

Charles A. Kemper

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Minneapolis, MN
I am a proficient performer in Jazz and Classical music, I love teaching it, and have had many years teaching everyone from the beginner (all ages) to the most advanced students. (I am currently working with a student on Rachamaninoff’s 3rd Concerto). I have a Doctorate in Piano Performance from Yale, a member of MMTA, Over twenty years of college teaching experience, but doing more performing than anything else lately. I love communicating my passion for an art that is so necessary for times like these, and finding what allows each student to develop their talent with freedom and joy. I consider my role to be like a personal trainer, not s...
Twin Cities School Of Guitar

Twin Cities School Of Guitar

5.0Exceptional(13)
22 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Albert B. says, "Excellent teacher specially RYAN has been very good with patience and detailed I highly recommend Twin cities School For your music journey." Read more
Capitol Guitars

Capitol Guitars

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Our instructors seek to give students a thorough understanding of their instrument while teaching them to play music they enjoy. Our lessons follow a basic outline that is personalized to match each individual’s musical taste and ability. Most importantly, we believe playing an instrument should be fun: when playing becomes fun, so does learning.
Twin City Voice  Academy

Twin City Voice Academy

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Porsch A. says, "Dr. Wilson is the finest voice teacher I have ever had. His knowledge of the voice is amazing. It took a great deal of work on my part but was worth the results. " 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 Minneapolis music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Minneapolis area.
Laura H.
Traveling Music Lessons has been a great experience. I was a little nervous to get started since I'm older, but my teacher has been amazing to work with. Highly recommend.
Traveling Music Lessons - In person in your home!
Sharon W.
They react to your message and leave meaningful information for you to digest and than make your decision.
Midwest Vocal Academy
Christina
He and our son get along so well. He loves Monday's when he gets to go to lessons.
Dan Neumann Percussion Lessons
David M.
Pat Balder is an exceptional singing teacher. His training and background see him combining the best parts of traditional and contemporary vocal practice. He has built his own approach, merging parts of other disciplines such as SLS, Estil, Opera and more. Even online he has been able to work bringing my voice to a level at which I am thrilled - I've found the voice I always wanted. Pat has a great ear for hearing the parts of your voice that need refining, and even online he notices subtle physical nuances. He's also an amazing singer who can do almost any style. And he's a kind-hearted, charming guy. I couldn't recommend him more!
CBIG Productions
Alice W.
Barrett Music Studio
Jeff And Becky A.
My husband and I are so grateful to have Mikkel teaching us piano. He has an unique way of sharing his vast knowledge of piano and encourages us to progress at our own pace. He is very kind and offers a comfortable learning environment. Most importantly, Mikkel is truly interested in helping us learn.
Piano Lessons with Mikkel
John P.
The teacher is great at watching and listening to my playing. He excels at correcting my playing in a manner that I understand and doesn't make me feel like I shouldn't be playing guitar. It's a real pleasure to learn from Ryan. I am a much better player and learning so quickly I really can't believe it.
Twin Cities School of Guitar
Janet P.
Jackie is an extremely positive teacher who has helped me tremendously with fiddling techniques, ear training, auditions, and classical and chamber music pieces. I am an adult student trying to learn fiddle pieces by ear while also building a foundation with Suzuki and other classical technique books. I love the supportive learning environment Jackie creates and the way she customizes our lessons to help me achieve my goals.
Jacqueline Schmidt String Studio
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