Find a music lesson in Danville, VA

Find music lessons in Danville, VA

Find music lessons in Danville, VA

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Top 10 music classes in Danville, VA

Students agree: these Danville music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
SetApart Music

SetApart Music

4.8Excellent(17)
Top Pro
Offers online services
58 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Danville, VA
Alena A. says, "Working with SetApart Music has been a great experience so far." Read more
JOHN SANTA

JOHN SANTA

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Danville, VA
All accomplished players remember how it was to be starting out on this great journey in music, and that is certainly true for me. I take a lot of pride in helping folks get into the musical conversation and begin to enjoy themselves by playing music. It is VERY gratifying to help people acheive their dream of playng music.
Greensboro Cello Lessons

Greensboro Cello Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Danville, VA
Olga P. says, "I wholeheartedly recommend Samuel Magill as a cello teacher. Besides professional qualifications, he has a warm, welcoming personality. Mr. Magill has a boundless enthusiasm to share the knowledge with his students. From the first day, he showed much interest in his new child student, and was very generous with his time. Thanks to his teacher, my son learnt a lot and rapidly grew musically during relatively short period of time. Meanwhile, I, as a parent, managed to explore not only musical territory, but lots about myself. As another wonderful teacher and cellist, William Pleeth, said “Heaven forbid that I should try to explain what I mean in black and white- it is very much person to person”, I would say the same. My appreciation and admiration of Mr. Magill’s skills, patience, understanding and endless qualifications would make this review very long indeed, therefore, let me just say, dear reader, you have nothing to lose and a world to gain by coming into contact with Samuel Magill. Thank you. " Read more
Brad Ward Guitar Studio

Brad Ward Guitar Studio

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
Serves Danville, VA
Dennis M. says, "Lots of fun and immediate results!" Read more
Jonathan Rogerson

Jonathan Rogerson

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Danville, VA
Play what you want to play. Learning music is fun, or at least it should be. Everybody comes to music with some idea of what they want to be able to do, and everybody has different goals. Lessons need to reflect that. Whether you just want to be able to sit on the porch and strum some chords on a lazy afternoon or turn your passion into a professional career we can help get you there. Learn what you need. We customize every lesson plan to the student so you learn everything you need to meet your goals without getting bogged down in theory or concepts you will never use. With almost 20 years of teaching experience we've seen countless guitar s...
Viola And Violin Lessons- Paola Morales

Viola And Violin Lessons- Paola Morales

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Danville, VA
My teaching focuses on my student's strengths and reasons for learning. I ensure that students are taught from a personalized curriculum that brings them closer to their goals while emphasizing the music fundamentals that will prepare and enrich them for life.

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 Danville music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Danville area.
Kathy C.
The team at SetApart is talented, knowledgeable, and friendly. They’ve been teaching our daughter and she loves the instructor and the instruction she is receiving. I highly recommend them!
SetApart Music
Nicholas B.
Excellent and clearly a pro
Brad Ward Guitar Studio
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