Find a music lesson in Austin, TX

Find music lessons in Austin, TX

Find music lessons in Austin, TX

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Find music lessons in Austin, TX

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Top 10 music classes in Austin, TX

Students agree: these Austin music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons

Traveling Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(12)
21+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Megan B. says, "Very responsive, and quick and easy to schedule my lessons. I love that they can come to your home!" Read more
Gfire's Piano, Singing, Folk Guitar, & Songwriting Lessons

Gfire's Piano, Singing, Folk Guitar, & Songwriting Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Barbara R. says, "I'm liking that I think she can get me past the problems I was having trying to teach myself. She is patient with my mistakes, and is trying to improve my timing. I'm looking forward to progressing with her in the future. " Read more
Flamenco & Latino-American Music Guitar Lessons

Flamenco & Latino-American Music Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Alexa C. says, "I had basically never picked up a guitar before and Jose has been not just patient but also so educational. He’s a great teacher and caters the lessons to my music type which is awesome." Read more
Javi Vasquez Studio

Javi Vasquez Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Austin, TX
All of my lessons will never neglect your need or want to play music. I will make sure your practice plan is suited to your schedule Music is extremely subjective and I enjoy seeing all my students develope their own unique style to approaching and performing music
Lessons With Rob Roeder

Lessons With Rob Roeder

4.8Excellent(6)
Top Pro
Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
Serves Austin, TX
Mitch G. says, "Rob is great and very easy to work with. He's always willing to change direction with our lessons to match my needs. Flexible." Read more
Ian Wasdin Guitar

Ian Wasdin Guitar

5.0(2)
Serves Austin, TX
Mary C. says, "Ian is an incredibly talented musician and teacher, I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has been teaching my nine year old son some rolling stones who is really starting to blossom." Read more
Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll

New on Lessons
Serves Austin, TX
Grammy-nominated ukulele player, teacher for 30 years, guitarist for many Texas musiclegends including Charlie Robison, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and many others. Arranger, conductor and composer. My teaching specialties include blues, jazz, classical, Celtic, African and beginners.

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 Austin music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Sylvia S.
Love Elliott
Traveling Music Lessons
Veronica R.
She is firm and making my daughter do her best. She pushes her to be the best. She's offering suggestions to help my daughter be a better piano player. She has patience, and is very caring. Couldn't ask for a better piano teacher for my daughter
gfire's piano, singing, folk guitar, & songwriting lessons
Stefani D.
José is an amazing teacher!! He is very knowledgeable and has amazing guitar skills that motivate me to practice more. I found him on here during quarantine and we would do lessons whenever we could, he is very accommodating to you’re schedule needs. He is very patient and kind, never made me feel bad when it took me too long to remember a chord😂 By far the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had!
Flamenco & Latino-American Music Guitar Lessons
Katya R.
Rob has deep knowledge, is kind & patient, and he presents lessons clearly and in an organized way - I have already learned so much in 2 lessons! Great , experienced teacher - highly recommended.
Lessons with Rob Roeder
Fripp W.
Very knowledgeable about pretty much everything around guitar and music theory. Whatever question you have, he knows the answer and will work through the technical details with you. He’s very patient and makes practicing feel fun and fulfilling!
Ian Wasdin Guitar
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