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Top 10 music classes in Brooklyn, NY

Students agree: these Brooklyn music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Silvan Joray

Silvan Joray

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Vincent M. says, "The lessons with Silvan were very helpful for me. He understands perfectly how to bring the student closer to playing the guitar technically and musically. Silvan picked me up from my score and opened up ways for me to progress. I am very grateful to him for that." Read more
CB Vocal Studio

CB Vocal Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Sara K. says, "“Colten has completely changed the relationship I have with my voice. His training has led me to understand the whole mechanics of singing in a way I never imagined before. I couldn’t recommend him more!”" Read more
Labrosse Music Lessons

Labrosse Music Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Joe D. says, "Personal, focused approach got me to a higher level" Read more
David First

David First

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
I'm a composer, performer and teacher, written up in Pitchfork, The Village Voice, Guitar Player, and NYTimes, who makes it fun for beginners and fully develops the advanced. I teach all styles and desires, from songwriters who are interested in developing their creativity/improv skills, to those who'd love to play their favorite songs. I teach electric and bass guitar, midi and computer recording, fingerpicking, songwriting, noise, improvisation, rocking out, psychedelic sonic landscapes, blues, funky stuff, alternative tuning, various jazz-avant theories, guilty pop pleasures and ???...
Najette’s Cello Studio

Najette’s Cello Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Jennifer W. says, "Najette is wonderful! My daughter loves her and feels like she is learning a lot. I love that Najette is easy to work with when plans change and that she constantly pushes my daughter to work hard and practice often. My daughter has really grown as a cellist while studying with Najette!" Read more
Chris Bedward Guitar Lessons

Chris Bedward Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(12)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Ebony M. says, "Chris has a vast knowledge of genres that is evident in his playing and teaching style. Whether you are a novice or have years of experience, he individualizes the lessons by highlighting your strengths and progress with guitar while finding plausible methods to tackle your weaknesses. The most significant aspect of Chris’ teaching is that he provides foundational skills necessary for every kind of guitarist so that you are better equipped for live performances, session work, etc. Chris’ musical repertoire, gregarious nature, and dedication to the guitar combined with his student-focused teaching approach places him above any other music teacher that I have ever experienced!" Read more
(DUPLICATE) Dash Drums And Percussion

(DUPLICATE) Dash Drums And Percussion

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Carri F. says, "Brian is really patient. And an excellent teacher. He explains things in a way that I - as a beginner - can understand!" Read more
Christopher Buchenholz, Composer

Christopher Buchenholz, Composer

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Brooklyn, NY
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...
Justin Bischof

Justin Bischof

5.0(2)
Offers online services
38+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Sonny P. says, "Very patient and skilled teacher I'm looking forward to next week" Read more
David Saperstein Piano, Theory And Composition Lessons

David Saperstein Piano, Theory And Composition Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
13 hires on Lessons
57+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Ellie W. says, "I liked having David for a teacher! I was only able to study with him for a few weeks but I was very impressed! He was willing to travel to my home and he charged me a very reasonable fee! " 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 Brooklyn music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Brooklyn area.
Connor C.
Easy going, brilliant Instructor. Easily identifies any problems and has given me good feedback and practice regimes. Incredibly punctual and responsive as well has helped make music theory seem less like a far reach subject for myself.
Silvan Joray
Theron L.
As a professional non-musical theatre / film actor I came to Colten to assist me by focusing on my technique. While I have had the fortune to be in a few musicals it has always been widely based on my acting chops and frankly the roles with little to no singing . I wanted to change that. In less than 6 months Colten has given me the tools to shape my instrument and access pieces of my mechanism that I only dreamed of previously. More than that, the foundational work that we have been able to do has allowed me to approach my voiceover and commercial projects with a healthier more grounded technique. I can honestly say that my lessons with Colten have been a game changer. Recently, I was even called in for a national tour of a Broadway Musical. Something I would not have even pushed my agent to submit me for a year ago. SO THANKS COLTEN!!
CB Vocal Studio
Ryan N.
James is a monster guitar player with a proper education, and I'm a self-taught beginner, and still feeling a bit insecure about my playing. I never feel like he thinks he's too good to be teaching me. His lessons have been really encouraging and I've already seen loads of improvement.
Labrosse Music Lessons
Batya R.
David First
Monica
What a treat to bring Amp'd Voices to my 7th grade music class! I admired Najette's authenticity in sharing about her personal and professional journeys, and her humility in connecting with the students. My students are more curious about classical music and orchestral musicians after watching the Amp'd Voices video and then having the opportunity to be in conversation with these young artists. Thank you, Amp'd Voices, for sharing your stories and your music with us all!
Najette’s Cello Studio
Trevor P.
Chris is a working professional. His experience informs his lesson material and brings them into invaluable context. He is well-spoken, direct, and clear. His teachings on guitar fundamentals provides a strong foundation to the student. He will encourage the challenging stuff when he believes you're able to go the next step instead of throwing the wall. He genuinely cares about your progress and will support you as you practice and learn. A good man.
Chris Bedward Guitar Lessons
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
Alexis D.
Justin Bischof
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