Find a music lesson in Charlotte, NC

Find music lessons in Charlotte, NC

Find music lessons in Charlotte, NC

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Top 10 music classes in Charlotte, NC

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

Anointedfingers Music

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
2016+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Hi, my name is Reggie Graves and I’ been playing the guitar over 35 yrs now. I’m a self taught musician, I learned my craft through being around some of the most incredibly gifted musicians you ever wanted to meet & that to me is priceless. And of course studying all the music books I could find to sharpen my skills as well. I’ve been teaching the guitar for about 18 yrs now! My passion for this instrument is endless. I knew at the age of 16 that I would be making a living playing the guitar. Over the years I’ve recorded with several national & local artist, toured the world with if you’re interested in becoming a songwriter I can help you in...
Laura Potratz Studio

Laura Potratz Studio

5.0Exceptional(5)
Top Pro
Offers online services
19 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Leah H. says, "Laura is a phenomenal teacher who loves to share her passion for music. Both my 10-year-old and I have been taking piano lessons for the past year at Laura's studio, and we have found our learning experience challenging and fun. Laura consistently meets is where we are with our progress, and always wants learning piano to be an enjoyable experience." Read more
Boruff Violin Studio

Boruff Violin Studio

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Ditte G. says, "Incredible violin studio. Mr. Eric is an excellent teacher. " Read more
Childers Studio

Childers Studio

5.0Exceptional(8)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Charlotte, NC
Leslie M. says, "Brian is my third and hopefully forever teacher. He is patient and so knowledgeable. He challenges me but also encourages and supports. As an adult learner I could not be happier." Read more
Romero Music Studio

Romero Music Studio

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Ben S. says, "Really great teacher and trumpet player. Always kind and has a great sense of humor. " Read more
Suzuki Strings Of Elizabeth

Suzuki Strings Of Elizabeth

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Charlotte, NC
I am a Suzuki trained violinist with 18 years of public school teaching experience. The Suzuki method was developed in Japan by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. He believed that children should learn to play an instrument as they are learning spoken language. Throughout my career as a public educator, I have tried to hold on to the idea that my job is to create a nurturing environment where students can hear and create music on their own. I am passionate about teaching and sharing the gift of music with my students. I will start students as young as 3 years old.
Lessons With Clayton

Lessons With Clayton

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Making music is so much fun and joyful, and that's what my teaching focus is. Anyone can play notes on a page whatever the instrument, but are they making music? Learning an instrument takes patience and dedication, so it also helps with life skills. I focus the lessons at the student's pace, so that learning doesn't create pressure or stress. You will learn music theory ( what music is) and we will play duets, so you learn to play with others. Teaching is my passion and my joy. I have been playing over 40 years. The joy of teaching and helping people achieve their musical goals as well as enjoying many styles of music....
Jonothan Gatton

Jonothan Gatton

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Emma N. says, "Not only is Jonathan a very competent musician, but he brings a lot of energy and positivity to rehearsals." Read more
SetApart Music

SetApart Music

4.8Excellent(17)
Top Pro
Offers online services
57 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Alena A. says, "Working with SetApart Music has been a great experience so far." Read more
Virtual Studio Network

Virtual Studio Network

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Debi H. says, "I love my lessons with Gary. I’m making so much progress. He always gives me assignments that support whatever new technique I’m learning. Highly recommend!" 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 Charlotte music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Kewei
I had two months of lessons with Laura over the summer and learned a ton of new things. Laura has many tricks to help me practicing and get into good playing habits. She gradually add layers of interpretation techniques to a piece, and without realizing it, I had already progressed a lot. Unfortunately I have to move to a new place, otherwise I would definitely love to continue piano study with Laura!
Laura Potratz Studio
Lauren
Eric is such a great teacher! My two girls love taking violin lessons, and they’ve progressed so much. We’re so thankful for Boruff Violin Studio!
Boruff Violin Studio
Karen A.
Brian Childers is a professional, skilled and personable piano teacher.
Childers Studio
Anonymous
It was just amazing.
Romero Music Studio
Susan T.
He is a loving, caring, and very patient w/ myself and my son. He is a great piano player and teacher! His rates are very reasonable. I can say enough, but we Love him and recomend him as a great teacher!!
Jonothan Gatton
Kathy C.
The team at SetApart is talented, knowledgeable, and friendly. They’ve been teaching our daughter and she loves the instructor and the instruction she is receiving. I highly recommend them!
SetApart Music
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