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

Moore Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
20+ years in business
Creative teaching with fun group classes and lots of performance experiences. I develop students into well rounded musicians that are prepared to make music in different settings.
Herndon Guitar Lessons

Herndon Guitar Lessons

4.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Daniel B. says, "He's easy to talk from and very patience with me -Dan " Read more
Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0Exceptional(8)
35 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Connor M. says, "Steve has played a tremendous role in the progress I've made as a guitar player. Lessons with him are enjoyable, rewarding, and low stress. He is a good listener; he pays attention to my playing and my questions, and provides valuable feedback. The work he gives me between lessons is always challenging, but reasonable, keeping me motivated and keeping the momentum going on improving my technique and musicality. He plays beautifully and seems to genuinely enjoy discussing all things related to music and the guitar." Read more
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Wayman McCoy Violin Studio

Wayman McCoy Violin Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Elle E. says, "Friendly and helpful. " Read more
Waterford Music Lessons

Waterford Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Mary H. says, "Julia is great! She has a super engaging way of drawing in young students, and has been very accommodating of our desire to learn ukulele together as a family of four. She helped us get set up with instruments and made sure we had what we needed before our first class. We’re learning lots and enjoying our sessions with her!" Read more
Senem Degerli: Piano Lessons

Senem Degerli: Piano Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Lily I. says, "My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Senem for over a year. She looks forward to her lessons every week! Prior to choosing Senem we tried out multiple other teachers but Senem had a great balance of structure while still keeping my young daughter engaged. Having taken lessons myself for over 10 years I'm surprised at how well my daughter plays already! It just really shows how big of a difference a teacher can make. We're so glad we found Senem!" Read more
Dr. Yeil Park

Dr. Yeil Park

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Angelese P. says, "Dr. Park's vast wisdom and knowledge on cello and orchestral cello repertoire is an invaluable asset in his teaching. Not only is he an amazing technical teacher, Dr. Park's encyclopedic knowledge of music is not only impressive but is very rare to see in a young cello instructor. It is inspiring to say the least! He also shows that he cares about you outside the studio and is very personable and friendly. I greatly enjoyed my lessons with Yeil when I was at ASU. I would recommend him to anyone, no matter what age or level you are in your cello-learning journey!" Read more
A Musician Is

A Musician Is

5.0(2)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Willie F. says, "My daughter has been going to A Musician Is..... for 6 years now. Many hobbies have come and gone but not her desire to play the violin and I believe that has alot to do with the teachers here. I've sat in on many classes and it's amazing to see the progress my daughter & son have made, the knowledge they have gained learning to play , the discipline they have learned thru practice and being a musician and how to apply that to everyday life. Nikki's music knowledge and the tidbits she throws your way makes each class entertaining. My daughter & son (piano for 1 yr now) look forward to all the recitals and they gets a kick out of people of all ages dressed up nervous and excited to perform. Love the group classes and group recitals also. It’s a family atmosphere and after all this time it’s been great to see everyone grow and improve. One of the best decisions I’ve made. Getting my kids into lessons and having music playing in my house every night!!" Read more
Dr. Esther Witherell

Dr. Esther Witherell

5.0(4)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Shelley S. says, "Our son has studied with Dr. Esther Witherell since Fall 2022. In that time, his interest in and commitment to violin have both grown substantially, which we think is at least in part due to her instruction. He has improved in his intonation, tone, posture, and general playing confidence. He has internalized the skills they have been working on together, especially in shifting, articulation, and bow technique. The studio's automated system of payment makes logistics easy, and Esther is always accommodating when it comes to schedule changes." 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 Ashburn music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Lasha S.
Quick response time. Very professional, offered a lot of options
Seidenman's Guitar
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
Margaret L.
Good
Wayman McCoy Violin Studio
Jessi B.
waterford music lessons
Silvia S.
Senem is very kind, patient & most importantly knows how to engage with her students. She makes learning fun for my 10 year old son (who can be challenging at times.) Apart from her ability to truly understand what a student needs, she is extremely skilled & talented in piano. We are so happy to have found her & look forward to many years learning from her! :)
Senem Degerli: Piano Lessons
Jacob B.
Dr. Park is not only an incredible cellist but the best cello teacher you could hope for. He guides you to improve technically and musically, asking questions along the way so that his students have their own realizations and each form their own musical identity. His Socratic approach meant that I always left my lessons feeling inspired and even more fascinated about music than before.
Dr. Yeil Park
Wenjie H.
My daughter has been working with Miss Nicole over 2 years and she loves come to her and learn some new violin skills . It is never too late to start, but it is difficult to continue to practice it. Thank you so much for Miss Nicole’s patience .
A Musician Is
Sara B.
Esther is a wonderfully talented musician and an exceptional instructor! As an adult learner and novice violin player, I enjoy that Esther challenges me during lessons. She encourages precision with technical skills but is also dynamic in her approach to teaching. She has come up with creative ways to help me improve my rhythm and it’s working! I leave every lesson feeling encouraged, inspired and motivated.
Dr. Esther Witherell
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