Find a music lesson in Hackensack, NJ

Find music lessons in Hackensack, NJ

Find music lessons in Hackensack, NJ

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Find music lessons in Hackensack, NJ

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Top 10 music classes in Hackensack, NJ

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

Cristina Music Studio

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Min Jung K. says, "Cristina is wonderful! It has been a month since my 7-year-old son started violin with Cristina. Honestly, I was worried that my son would not follow Cristina well because he is not easy to handle. However, contrary to my expectations, he is learning the violin beautifully and has started practicing obediently. I think my child likes Cristina because she explains things carefully and easily, and she treats my child kindly and gently. She always spends enough time with my son. Lucky to find Cristina!" Read more
Classical Piano Lessons/ Chamber Music Coaching

Classical Piano Lessons/ Chamber Music Coaching

4.5(2)
3 hires on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Leonora B. says, "She is a wonderful pianist and a really fun person." Read more
Justin Bischof

Justin Bischof

5.0(2)
Offers online services
38+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Sonny P. says, "Very patient and skilled teacher I'm looking forward to next week" Read more
Dániel Matei

Dániel Matei

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Brendon N. says, "Studying with Dániel was very rewarding. He tutored me in music theory and explained it clearly with examples I understood. His knowledge of the subject is excellent and helped me better understand music as a whole, I would highly recommend studying with him if you're looking to learn." Read more
Samuel J Roland

Samuel J Roland

4.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Dennis J S. says, "Easy to work with very flexible" Read more
Piano Focus NJ

Piano Focus NJ

5.0Exceptional(9)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Helen G. says, "She is very patient and easy to talk to " Read more
Music Lessons

Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
49+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Mike P. says, "This is a professional organization I highly recommend." Read more
The Joyful Singer

The Joyful Singer

5.0(3)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Michael G. says, "All the lessons were well taught with high confidence and understanding. Jenna is a great singer and that shows in her lessons, and that is really inspiring. On top of that she is one of the nicest people you'll meet and it really makes it easy to be vulnerable so that all your little problems can be addressed." Read more
ARC Vocal Studio

ARC Vocal Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Hello! I am professional singer in New York City working in musical theater and cruise ships internationally for the past 15 years. I studied singing at Oklahoma City University. I specialize in Musical Theater, Pop/Rock, Folk, country, Audition preparation, Self Tapes, Entertainment singing, and Developing new voices. As a former elementary and middle school teacher I specializes in young and young adult voices, but I do teach at all levels. (Elementary thru adult) No matter where you starting on your vocal training, I I am happy to help you find your own distinct voice and help you learn how to use it more effectively.
Divine Jemz Music Group

Divine Jemz Music Group

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Veronica J. says, "She is very patient and knowledgeable about the needs of your child." 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 Hackensack music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Hackensack area.
Claire
I started taking piano lessons this past year as a gift from my musically talented mother, and found Cristina through research online. For the months that I took lessons with her she was incredibly talented, patient, kind and understanding when I wasn't getting certain notes. I couldn't recommend her enough whether you are beginning or advanced. Sadly I am moving away from NY so won't be able to continue lessons with her, but if you are looking for lessons.
Cristina Music Studio
Lindsay C.
She is an excellent teacher with a very knowledgeable and light hearted approach that comes from many years of teaching! I’m very pleased!
Classical piano lessons/ chamber music coaching
Alexis D.
Justin Bischof
Victor V.
She taught me english words
Piano Focus NJ
Noah W.
As one of her former vocal students, I completely recommend Jenna. Her lessons were extremely beneficial in my vocal development. She is an amazingly talented and extraordinarily gifted teacher. Anybody would be very lucky to have Jenna as their vocal instructor.
The Joyful Singer
Ijha J.
She was very patient and understanding with me and made sure I had a grasp of the material. She helped me build up the confidence I needed and now I am going to perform at my first open mic. I'm so excited, and I'm scared but I am sure that I will do well.
Divine Jemz Music Group
Artur B.
Christopher goes above and beyond as a teacher. Every lesson has been fun and challenging, I plan to continue working with him for a long time!
Christopher Buchenholz, Composer
Katherine H.
As a theory teacher, Patrick Kreeger possesses the exact teaching style the subject requires. Patience, availability for questions and dedication to my desire to learn best define my experience with Patrick. It was such dedication that also made him call me out when he didn’t think I was doing my best or was making careless mistakes. Perhaps this wouldn’t be that outstanding except that Patrick did all of this long distance; he was in Philadelphia and I was in Delaware. He was timely in mailing me assignments and tests, and even more so in grading and returning them. I learned more from him in the 2 years I studied with him than I did in my last year of theory in my undergrad at music school. If you have the opportunity to study with Patrick Kreeger, consider yourself lucky. You couldn’t find better quality teaching elsewhere.”
Piano & Organ Lessons
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