Find a music lesson in Springfield, MO

Find music lessons in Springfield, MO

Find music lessons in Springfield, MO

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Find music lessons in Springfield, MO

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Top 10 music classes in Springfield, MO

Students agree: these Springfield music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
It’s A String Thing

It’s A String Thing

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
Ruth Pachea M. says, "Miss Rachel is such a wonderful teacher! She’s funny, down to earth, and super helpful. In my journey of learning, she’s always been supportive and gives good constructive feedback. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great teacher; you will have a memorable and rewarding experience! " Read more
Janets Piano Sudio

Janets Piano Sudio

New on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
Many years experience—-I love to teach!!! My house or yours! I teach all ages; all levels of experience; and want happy students!!!
Children's Music Academy

Children's Music Academy

5.0(2)
3 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
Kyler D. says, "The best decision we've ever made. Absolutely ground breaking program. Our daughter is thriving and we are thankful beyond words." Read more
JoyWorks

JoyWorks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Springfield, MO
I have been playing guitar for 10 years. I love teaching and finding more people who are passionate about learning guitar. 🎸
Pellegrino's School Of Music And Art

Pellegrino's School Of Music And Art

5.0Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
Diane W. says, " Awesome recital. Great job to all preformers. Looking forward to the next one." Read more
Springfield Music

Springfield Music

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
63+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
We feel that learning music should be fun. We base our teaching on songs and having fun. Most teachers focus on scales, chords, and theory - which while important, is decidedly not fun. We find that if we make the process enjoyable, and link the learning to music that the student enjoys, that they in time will learn the scales, chords, and theory as they progress. We believe that great music teachers can change lives. Getting to work with students of all ages to develop talents that in some cases, they didn't even know existed, is a rewarding career....
Kimberly's Keys

Kimberly's Keys

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Springfield, MO
I have been teaching piano for 22 years. I enjoy beginning as well as intermediate students. I enjoy teaching beginning piano students. I am particularly experienced with giving beginning students a great foundation for further study.
Andy's Guitar Lessons

Andy's Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves Springfield, MO
I am an internationally known artist, have notable works in the genres of Rock, Metal, and Symphonic music. I want to help beginning to advanced guitarists be as great as they aim to be. I'm a pretty laid back person and am very easy to get along with, which is of course always a nice bonus. I get very happy seeing my students experience gratification and creative inspiration! Here's more about me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_DiGelsomina
Mur's Music

Mur's Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Springfield, MO
I have been enjoying the electric guitar since 2003. It's now 2020 and everyday I continue to learn new techniques. Combining that experience with my day job as a coach/teacher, I will establish a solid connection that will ensure the rewarding gift of playing the guitar. Every lesson will be different for each student. None of us are exactly the same. That being said we go at a comfortable pace making sure each basic skill is mastered before we move on to the next. I enjoy coaching and love playing the guitar. What better job could there be? Any distance outside of 30 miles will require video/skype lessons....

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.
Peg L.
Donna Carlin is a wonderful music teacher and Children's Music Academy was a great place to start my children's musical education! The curriculum is fantastic and the group setting makes it so much fun! My children learned to play the piano and got introduced to the recorder and guitar, they were taught a lot of music theory and it was reinforced with games in the classroom, they played solo's in their classes and got very comfortable performing for others and I attended class with them so we had a special musical date each week- so much fun! Now that they are older (ages 13-21) all three are wonderful singers and they love music and have had so many great experiences singing with choirs, bands, an opera- and who knows what's to come? I attribute much of their success to the musical foundation that was laid by Donna Carlin at Children's Music Academy!
Children's Music Academy
Brody M.
The staff of pelligrinos are absolutely top notch! Wouldn't even consider anywhere else! In addition, Mark and his wife are amazing people that put good family values before anything else! Thank you to pelligrinos for all they have done for myself and my family and my friends.
Pellegrino's School Of Music And Art
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