Find a music lesson in Reno, NV

Find music lessons in Reno, NV

Find music lessons in Reno, NV

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Find music lessons in Reno, NV

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Top 10 music classes in Reno, NV

Students agree: these Reno music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ivanka Dill  Violin Lessons

Ivanka Dill Violin Lessons

4.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Reno, NV
Cindy S. says, "She has patience and alot of knowledge. My grandson seems to like her. She is from Nulgaria and maybe has a different approach. She had a violin too." Read more
Ivanka Dill Violin Lessons

Ivanka Dill Violin Lessons

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Hello, I got enchanted by the violin when I was 6 years old. The Violin (and the music) is not only my career, it is my passion too!I love performing as well as helping others discover the huge expressive potential of the violin. My formal classical training, as well as a degree with Major in Music Education, is from Europe. I have many years of experience as a professional orchestra musician, both in Europe and in the USA and maintain a small private studio teaching students of various ages and levels - beginner through advanced. Any personality, any artist, any student is unique. Everyone has a unique way of perception and study. Therefore ...
WRS Enterprises

WRS Enterprises

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Teaches a wide variety of private and class lessons from soloing on your instruments to jamming with others on many different instruments.
Jeff Stewart Professional Guitar And Bass Lessons

Jeff Stewart Professional Guitar And Bass Lessons

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Anthony D. says, "Jeff is great with kids!" Read more
Reno Music Lessons

Reno Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Reno, NV
40 years of teaching experience, discipline and respectful piano teacher in town. I am the President of the Northern Nevada Music Teacher Association, has a wide knowledge of music selections that fit students the best. Always put students interest first. Easy to schedule with me around the students busy day. That I can see my students learn songs and perform them in front of their family and friends or just enjoy playing for themselves .
Maggie O'Connell, Pianist

Maggie O'Connell, Pianist

New on Lessons
45+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
I am a retired piano teacher who is accepting a few budding students who wish to expand their musical skills in technique, theory and repertoire. Who wants to dig in deep just for the summer and go back to their regular teacher in the fall. Perhaps your interest is polishing a Beethoven sonata or preparing for a performance. I have a bachelor’s of music degree in piano performance. I perform locally on a regular basis. Lessons will be one hour in length on my beautiful Steinway in my home in South Reno. Lesson times are flexible to accommodate vacations. Cost is negotiable.
GottaSing GottaPlay

GottaSing GottaPlay

5.0(1)
5 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Lori L. says, "She’s flexible " Read more
Farida's  Piano Studio

Farida's Piano Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
35+ years teaching experience , currently holding the position as the President of Northern Nevada Music Teacher Association. I teach base on students’ strengths, interests and talents. I like to teach piano and voice lessons.
Marina Harp And Piano Studio

Marina Harp And Piano Studio

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Vera L. says, "A wonderful teacher and so talented and a great person " Read more
Pro Guitar And Voice Instruction

Pro Guitar And Voice Instruction

5.0(1)
29+ years in business
Serves Reno, NV
Dan C. says, "Tom Sheridan is an excellent player and a great teacher with lots of experience and patience. He'll definitely take you on a journey of fretboard exploration!!" 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 Reno music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Reno area.
Cassandra T.
Jeff makes taking guitar lessons easy. He taught me more than just how to play guitar. Jeff helped me with my original songs and taught me how to play my favorite songs. Now I play them live.
Jeff Stewart professional guitar and bass lessons
Pam B.
Marina is so patient and encouraging with both her adult and young students. Her method helps you start playing from the first lesson, even without or very little previous instrumental experience. My family has taken both harp and piano with Marina. Wether you choose harp or piano, her dedication and inherited musical talents will create a very positive experience for you.
Marina Harp and piano studio
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