Find a music lesson in St Louis, MO

Find music lessons in St Louis, MO

Find music lessons in St Louis, MO

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Top 10 music classes in St Louis, MO

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Guitar Lessons With Matthew Von Doran

Guitar Lessons With Matthew Von Doran

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Davis B. says, "I have been a student with Matthew for over 11 years. He has been an invaluable resource in my musical education/career. The thing i like most about his lessons is that he gives you the information needed to hone you craft (like techniwue and music theory), while also keeping you inspired to create your own art. Matthew's lessons are a must have for anyone wanting to elevate their understanding and enjoyment of guitar. Can't recommend/thank him enough!" Read more
Altman Music Studio

Altman Music Studio

Offers online services
Serves St Louis, MO
Caroline says, "She is an excellent teacher! Expects the best and knows how to train students that succeed! Gives them real-world experience through recitals and competitions as well as classical pieces, techniques, and music theory! If you want a strong foundation in piano with an experienced teacher, you should for sure check it out! " Read more


New on Lessons
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
I am a Masters Degree educator that teaches applied piano and music theory to children 5-17, and assist adults that want to experience and explore their creative side. AWS Studio creates curriculum that challenges students and emphasizes parental involvement as a key component to students' achievement. Parents receive immediate feedback after every lesson about student success and weekly assignments. Professionally, I'm also a music director, composer, orchestral arranger. I have been teaching private instruction since 2002, and profoundly enjoy watching the enhancement of young people's lives as they experience the world of music....

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 St Louis music classes

Recent success stories from people in the St Louis area.
Matthew Von Doran is an excellent teacher who has a way of explaining elements of learning the guitar that are easy to comprehend. Lessons are fun and a great value.
Guitar Lessons with Matthew Von Doran
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