Find a music lesson in Kearny, NJ

Find music lessons in Kearny, NJ

Find music lessons in Kearny, NJ

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Top 10 music classes in Kearny, NJ

Students agree: these Kearny music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Will Reyes Music Lessons

Will Reyes Music Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Bob C. says, "Will has all the attributes of a great teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient and passionate about music. I look forward to the lessons. I always feel like I’m getting better. I take guitar lessons, but Will plays about 6 instruments in total and I think his musical acumen brings and added intangible to the lessons." Read more
The Joyful Singer

The Joyful Singer

5.0(4)
Offers online services
13 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Danielle Q. says, "The joyful singer was fantastic! I was 100% comfortable singing in front of her and she is very experienced and professional. Wonderful instructor!" Read more
Christopher Buchenholz, Composer

Christopher Buchenholz, Composer

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Kearny, NJ
Dr. Buchenholz, currently Professor of Music at Columbia University and Hunter College, recently served as Special Projects Coordinator for The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. and as a Visiting Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has also taught at the Juilliard School, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the Association to Benefit Children, and New York University. A native New Yorker, he began his musical career at the age of seven on CBS Sunday Morning. He also performed as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera from age eight to fourteen. He has performed at The Public Theatre, and The Kennedy Center, and has t...
Jessica Lee Goodson Music Studio

Jessica Lee Goodson Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Hi, I'm Jessica, a professional musician in north New Jersey. I have a bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music. I am currently an organist and choir director at a church in Montclair and perform with the Montclair Community Band. Availability: During Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays late afternoon & evenings, I give private piano and flute lessons both virtually and in-person. Location: My studio is located in the historic district of Forest Hill Newark, 3 blocks from Branch Brook Park (safe with plenty of free parking directly in front). All ages and abilities are welcome. I accept Venmo, Zelle, Cash App, & Ca
Glenn Jude Rhythms

Glenn Jude Rhythms

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Laura says, "Glenn makes learning exciting, dynamic, and fun. All of my lessons with Glenn have been tailored to my individual needs and level of progression. Additionally, with Glenn's wide range of rhythmic expertise, I have been lucky enough to gain a level of competency and exposure to a wide variety of music, including traditional Brazilian grooves, classic rock, surf, funk/soul, New Orleans-style second line, and more." Read more
Easy Guitar Lessons

Easy Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Kearny, NJ
The main objective of the Private Customized Lessons, at all levels, is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere which will encourage the student to realize his / her Full Potential. My Teaching Method is simple - through your instrument of choice, you will learn how music is constructed and applied. Along with this, various Techniques will be learnt that are able to be utilized in any style. You will build skills in Improvising, Rhythm, Melody, Dexterity and more, which will give you freedom to create and / or play anything. Basically, learn and understand all the rules then feel free to break them. Songwriters are welcome to come and thrash out...
Flute & Music Theory Lessons

Flute & Music Theory Lessons

5.0(3)
52+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Eve F. says, "John is a special teacher. I think about his lessons all the time, and we worked together 30 years ago! He successfully prepared me for college auditions as a music major, always showing his love for the music, and his respect for me- no matter how many mistakes I made. When we became colleagues years later, I saw that he is equally effective and patient with students of all levels. He teaches much more than music! I feel lucky to have worked with him, and cannot recommend him highly enough!" Read more
Justin Bischof

Justin Bischof

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

Judy Kameny Piano Studio

5.0(1)
39+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
Kerry S. says, " My young son and I had the good fortune to become piano students of virtuoso concert pianist Judy Kameny. Kind, patient and versatile, she is clearly skilled at teaching all ages. Using the traditional classical teaching method, Judy not only taught us how to play the piano but instilled in us a true understanding of theory, the “bones”, so to speak, of the pieces we were playing. For an unforgettable, rewarding learning experience I highly recommend Judy. She gave my son and me the gift of music and a love of playing the piano." Read more
Patricia's Piano Lessons

Patricia's Piano Lessons

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Kearny, NJ
RESUME PATRICIA BRADY-DANZIG GRADUATE---COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE ALBANY, NEW YORK BS IN MUSIC EDUCATION MS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DHC 2002 EXPERIENCE: PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER NJ CERTIFICATION---COMMON BRANCH SUBJECTS---K-12 FOURTH GRADE TEACHER PUBLIC SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO TEACHER PRIVATE TUTOR---GRADE SCHOOL SUBJECTS MASTER CLASSES NUMEROUS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ESSEX COUNTY NJ PUBLISHED CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR COPIES OF CHILDREN'S BOOK IN 107 NEW JERSEY LIBRARIES...

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 Kearny music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Kearny area.
Marty O.
Patient. Carefully explains and suggests ways to improve. Always easily accessible.
Will Reyes Music Lessons
Michael G.
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.
The Joyful Singer
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
Morgan U.
John is an esteemed musician with plenty of high-level concerts and recordings throughout his career, and an amazing teacher on top of that. I took lessons with him for 6 years, and during that time he consistently tailored his teaching to suit my level and help me grow. He balances encouragement with guidance for improvement. And his vast knowledge of music history and theory brings the music on the page to life. He's helped musicians of all levels improve, and makes lessons fun in the process.
Flute & Music Theory Lessons
Alexis D.
Justin Bischof
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
Sky S.
Amazing, fantastic teacher and vocalist!
NICK PREZ Voice / Piano Lessons
Mark C.
I am an adult student. Ms. Patricia treats me with respect and patience and I am constantly progressing.
Ms. Patricia
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