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Students agree: these music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0Exceptional(8)
31 hires on Lessons
16+ 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
Moore Music

Moore Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
19+ 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.
Wayman McCoy Violin Studio

Wayman McCoy Violin Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Elle E. says, "Friendly and helpful. " Read more
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Joseph Inman

Joseph Inman

5.0Exceptional(6)
Karen K. says, "Very skilled, warm and patient teacher. Great with adult students who want to add piano to their busy lives." Read more
Kaizen Music Studio

Kaizen Music Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Angela H. says, "Anji has helped me improve my voice so much! She is patient and helpful and has started preparing me for auditions. I'd recommend her to anyone; she's very talented!" Read more
A Different Piano / Keyboard Teacher

A Different Piano / Keyboard Teacher

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Beth B. says, "Sean is very patient and thorough in his lessons. My daughters have consistently improved over the years they have been in lessons with Sean. " Read more
IC Vocal Lab

IC Vocal Lab

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Nathan V. says, "Taking singing lessons with Irma from IC Vocal Lab has been so beneficial for my singing ability! The improvements that I’ve experienced have been night and day. I feel so much more confident and comfortable with my voice. Irma’s incredible ability to sing and immense amount of experience has translated to her teaching. She’s able to work with any voice, whether you’re a beginner, and expert or anything in between. You won’t taking vocal lessons here!" Read more
Up With The Lark Music Lessons

Up With The Lark Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Wes N. says, "Sean is very professional. He's always on time and has a plan for lessons. Not to mention that I've never met someone more passionate about the drums and jazz. On top of that, he's incredibly sweet and open minded to all genres of music and truly wants to see the student achieve their goals." Read more
Christine's Keys & Theory

Christine's Keys & Theory

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Bryce D. says, "I liked that Christine knew exactly what I was trying to accomplish next in my music career. She tailored lessons to move at the pace to get to those goals as quickly as possible. She is very knowledgeable and I know I’m in great hands to understand how to be the best artist I can be with a ton of understanding of music theory! You won’t regret working with her that’s for sure!" 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
Margaret L.
Good
Wayman McCoy Violin Studio
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
Arina
Ideal instructor in so many way! Able to tailor lessons to my particular needs and tastes (mostly baroque) though he encourages me to push beyond my meager abilities. As an aging baby boomer myself, I am so happy to find someone who has allowed me to accomplish a lifelong dream: to play better than I did when I took lessons as a kid. Joe emphasizes good technique but still makes lessons fun. Definitely 5 stars!
Joseph Inman
Amanda D.
My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Mr. Lewczyk for 4 years now and I would highly recommend him to anyone that would like their child to experience the joy of music. My daughter is by no means a prodigy, but we have continued lessons with Mr. Lewczyk for so long for a number of reasons: 1. He makes it so easy. He comes to our house, I don't have to rush around getting her out the door and fight traffic. He's always on time and if I have a scheduling conflict, he's always flexible. 2. His lessons are affordable. 3. He has a gentle and unique style that doesn't put an enormous amount of pressure on my daughter, allowing her to learn at her own pace. He is always patient and encouraging. 4. I believe exposing my daughter to music, from music theory to the works of great composers, even classic rock, has an enormous benefit in my daughter's brain development. Mr. Lewczyk covers all that ground, but in a very organic, calm and patient style. So, the proof is in the pudding; my daughter is a straight A student, she has a nice peaceful demeanor and she's told me many times that many of the songs she learns are always kind of playing in the background of her mind while she's doing homework or other activities. A couple of years ago Mr. Lewczyk arranged a holiday recital at a senior care facility for his students. While my daughter was nervous to perform, she really wanted to do it, and I could tell it really boosted her confidence afterward. These past 4 years have been well worth it and I'm sure my daughter will look back on this time and be thankful that she had the opportunity to learn the piano while she was young. Thanks Sean!
A different Piano / Keyboard teacher
Denise M.
Where do I start? Irma’s passion and drive are evident in her teaching. In less than two months I have seen a drastic improvement in my singing. She takes on the concept of teaching marvelously and makes it frankly extremely easy to digest as a student with no prior experience. She has a divinely contagious positivity and kindness that makes sessions not only fruitful but enjoyable. Each session feels like I’m on a call with a long time friend. I will continue taking classes with Irma for years to come. Highly recommend her, I truly looove her! She’s a true blessing from God.
IC Vocal Lab
Nedim H.
Christine was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her years of music education experience really shines by her ability to gauge what level I was at piano wise as well as what areas I should improve in first. Her instruction was very clear, easy to follow and intuitive. I already signed up for more classes with her!
Christine's Keys & Theory
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