Find a music lesson in Cleveland, OH

Find music lessons in Cleveland, OH

Find music lessons in Cleveland, OH

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Top 10 music classes in Cleveland, OH

Students agree: these Cleveland music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shapiro Piano Studio

Shapiro Piano Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Sue L. says, "People may have many teachers in their lives but few encounter an exceptional one such as Sandra Shapiro. Her music background & repertoire in piano opened up the world of music for me. I have been fortunate to have been able to study with her. I met her when my daughter begged to take piano lessons. When Vicki realized that you had to practice and refused to continue, I asked if Sandra would teach me. I had taken lessons from elementary school through high school. I could read music. She agreed To include me as one of her pupils & has done so ever since. At the same time over the years I had been helping to hire coaches for the figure skating clubs I belonged to. Teaching the two groups require similar methods and abilities to help students progress. I was able to see how much better Sandra was at doing this, Sandra communicates very well with students giving clear instructions as to how to practice which if followed lead to accomplishment(it took me a while to get this). She definitely has a plan in mind as to what she wants the student to be headed. Her knowledge of the times of the music and the musicians made it more interesting and added to the enjoyment of it. She spent time looking for music for her individual students which worked well for me. At one point I broke my left thumb which left me unable to practice. Sandra found music for the right-handed player (there are several). I have always enjoyed music but because Sandra has taught me so much more than just reading notes I can enjoy it more." Read more
Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Hi, I’m glad to be your potential teacher. I have Master’s degree in music and 7 years of teaching experience. Usually I try to find interesting and effective methods to reach the results in my lessons. You will be able to open an exciting world of violin music with me.
Mysterikink Music LLC

Mysterikink Music LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Hilda B. says, "Jacob has been so helpful getting me comfortable learning the piano. I never took lessons when I was younger, but always wanted to try playing my favorite songs and some simple classical pieces. I have a piano at home but can’t travel or host for lessons. He was able to work with me remotely one-on-one to show me basic keyboard skills and explain sight-reading to a total beginner! The convenience and ease of learning something, which was intimidating to me at first has been the best part of working with him. He really knows how to break things down and go at your speed." Read more
Francois

Francois

5.0(1)
Serves Cleveland, OH
Dom M. says, "Francois is very patient and is always very enthusiastic about teaching!! He is very good at meeting you where you are and helping you grow. I have been taking lessons from him for a few years now,we've explored many concepts together. Francois has helped me understand music more than i ever have in my life. He is a very dedicated and hardworking musician and I highly recommend his lessons!!! -Dom" Read more
Ferry Violin Studio

Ferry Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Facebook: Ferry Violin Studio Instagram: ferryviolinstudio Online and on-site lessons Karen Lela Ferry is a master student at the Cleveland Institute of Music and studies with Stephen Rose. Her previous teachers include Ralph Matson, former concertmaster of the Utah Symphony and Deborah Moench of Salt Lake City. Karen made her solo orchestral debut at age 7 with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2014, was a featured soloist with the Utah Symphony on its annual “Salute to Youth” concert. Karen soloed with the Utah Symphony three times on its 2017-2018 season, once as the “All Star Evening” competition winner and twice as a paid guest ar...
Cocklin Music Studio

Cocklin Music Studio

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Cocklin Music Studio offers a unique lesson experience for child and adult students, ages 3 and up, and for all abilities. As well as using method books and supplementary materials, we play games, work on composing, theory, improvisation, chording and more. With a degree in Music Education and over 20 years of experience teaching lessons, Jennifer is confident in finding the right materials for each student to be successful, enjoy their lessons, and have fun! Feel free to reach out to Cocklin Music Studio on Google, Facebook, or at [email protected]!...
Matthews School Of Music

Matthews School Of Music

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
E M. says, "I've been taking lessons from Renee for several months now, and recommended her highly! She's very encouraging, while also being able to assess exactly what I can improve to produce better music. Even if you don't own a violin yet, she can help you source or rent a quality instrument. Highly recommend!" Read more
Mark Kmit

Mark Kmit

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
62 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Cleveland, OH
Jamie Lee E. says, "Mark does a wonderful job teaching my 8 year old daughter. She looks forward to lessons and she says “he is great”! It’s so nice to be able to stay at home and have her get guitar lessons virtually. 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 Cleveland music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Cleveland area.
Hilda B.
Jacob has been so helpful getting me comfortable learning the piano. I never took lessons when I was younger, but always wanted to try playing my favorite songs and some simple classical pieces. I have a piano at home but can’t travel or host for lessons. He was able to work with me remotely one-on-one to show me basic keyboard skills and explain sight-reading to a total beginner! The convenience and ease of learning something intimidating to me at first have been the best part of working with him. He really knows how to break things down and go at your speed.
Mysterikink Music LLC
David B.
You are right. She is a pro.
Matthews School of Music
John B.
He go back to me quickly and answered all my questions. He seems like a very professional, caring instructor.
Mark Kmit
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