Find a music lesson in Independence, MO

Find music lessons in Independence, MO

Find music lessons in Independence, MO

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Find music lessons in Independence, MO

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Top 10 music classes in Independence, MO

Students agree: these Independence music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eames Music

Eames Music

5.0Exceptional(12)
Top Pro
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Jamie A. says, "David has been teaching my son guitar for 2+ years. What impressed me most was, from the very beginning, he was playing real songs that he wanted to learn. Thanks to David’s lessons, my son is excited and motivated to continue growing as a musician." Read more
Eames Music

Eames Music

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Linda H. says, "Mr. Eames is knowledgeable and well informed. Our Lesson gets right at it for the purpose of learning." Read more
Devon Joseph Lessons

Devon Joseph Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Nathan E. says, "he has been teaching me the basics while incorporating in songs that i would like to learn, he is very patient and overall a very cool fella" Read more
Taylor House Of Music

Taylor House Of Music

5.0(2)
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Susan S. says, "He has the background I was looking for. He is patient but pushes me just the amount I am looking for. He has a great attitude and makes you feel welcome and talented!" Read more
Young Artists Music Academy

Young Artists Music Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Independence, MO
The Young Artists Music Academy is dedicated to teaching music and the other arts to children, young people, adults and advanced professionals. Founded by international concert artist and Van Cliburn Competition Gold medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch and concert pianist Tatiana Ioudenitch. the Academy draws its faculty from professional artist-teachers who represent a wide variety of musical and artistic traditions from around the world. The Academy’s emphasis is to train students to perform and create, and at the same time to foster an understanding of artworks within a broader context of history, culture and tradition. The Young Artists Music A...
Valerie Wellington’s Piano Studio

Valerie Wellington’s Piano Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Available spaces are serious classical piano students who wants to practice and improve. Preferable with some experience before. Valerie is a native Indonesia; she started playing the piano at age of 7. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Pelita Harapan University in Jakarta, and currently studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City under the world renowned pianist Alon Goldstein.  Valerie received several awards including the Gold award UCSI International Piano competition 2020 and the Silver Award Indonesia Steinway Piano Competition 2018. Recently, she won Jefferson City Concerto Competition with Beethoven Piano Concerto
Nate Wilson

Nate Wilson

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Katherine H. says, "Nate started teaching my son, 9 (he was 8 when he started) electric guitar about two months ago. He is very professional, he communicates before each lesson that he will be headed our direction and he is punctual. Our son really enjoys working with him and he will gladly answer all of my son's questions. Nate is extremely patient and will check in with him if he can tell that my son feels overwhelmed. I would very much recommend him to anyone looking for guitar lessons!" Read more
Guitar Lessons With Isaac

Guitar Lessons With Isaac

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Teaching guitar is ultimately about sharing a common appreciation for music. The goal of Guitar Lessons with Isaac is to provide students with a successful learning career with engaging content that promotes the overall learning process. The satisfaction of sharing my musical knowledge and abilities with others is always a good reminder as to why I started teaching in the first place!

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 Independence music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Independence area.
Anita P.
He was very awesome and he made me feel very comfortable.
Eames Music
Jamie A.
David has been teaching my son guitar for 2+ years. What impressed me most was, from the very beginning, he was playing real songs that he wanted to learn. Thanks to David’s lessons, my son is excited and motivated to continue growing as a musician.
Eames Music
VIVIAN E.
Very prompt to respond and very excited to get me started.
Taylor House of Music
Katie W.
Nate has been a great guitar teacher for our son. He's very intentional and comes with a plan, but also takes our son's musical taste and desires in mind. We also love that Nate comes to us for lessons! Nate also went the extra mile in helping us choose a starter guitar. He met us at music stores and gave us great guidance. We highly recommend Nate!
Nate Wilson
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