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Find music lessons in Seattle, WA

Find music lessons in Seattle, WA

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Top 10 music classes in Seattle, WA

Students agree: these Seattle music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Embrace Your Music With Rachel Hug

Embrace Your Music With Rachel Hug

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Ray H. says, "I had always wanted to learn piano and I wanted to have something that my kids and I could learn together. I needed someone who was going to be good with both adults and kids and Rachel fit that perfectly. Rachel helped me by being so patient and encouraging. She made the learning process really fun but always challenged us to try to push ourselves in our learning. Her encouragement helped us want to practice in between lessons and we looked forward to her visits. She helped grow our love of learning music instead of making it feel like a chore. We were always excited to learn new songs and new lessons. My kids were very comfortable learning from Rachel. When they were struggling or made mistakes, her encouragement helped them to push through and make great improvements. I would highly recommend Rachel as a piano instructor to people who want someone to foster an enjoyment of music and instill artistry in their lives. ~ Diana Milligan" Read more
Marc Smason

Marc Smason

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Andrew B. says, "Marc is very talented and capable instructor. We only had a chance for 1 lesson so far but we intend to follow up with more. Regards, Andrew" Read more
Lana Gaudio School Of Music

Lana Gaudio School Of Music

5.0(2)
19 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Juliana P. says, "Lana is a wonderful teacher. I am so happy my kids enjoyed with her lessons so much. " Read more
Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Seattle, WA
Eric Catchings J. says, "In the month of December, I had no idea how to play piano nor could I read musical pieces. But in the last 4 months Elizabeth has shown me as of now more than 30 songs, how to play each one, how to read the pieces myself and most importantly guiding me through the basics and giving my skills structure so I can make my own ideas when I am in my free time. Now for anyone looking to start or just wants to gain more musical knowledge no matter your experience I would recommend Elizabeth she is a great teacher, not only that but she has a great way with people putting at ease and helping you step by step with your process, the help is very appreciated by me and I know it will be the same for you!" Read more
Drum Lessons By John Lester

Drum Lessons By John Lester

5.0(4)
Top Pro
1 hire on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Mollie S. says, "John has been a wonderful asset to our son as he advances his drumming skills. John is so talented! He challenges our son, makes his lessons fun and allows our son to work on a mix of musical styles, collaborating with him and teaching him at the same time. He's awesome and we are so glad we found him!" Read more
Piano Lessons By Debbie Blanzy

Piano Lessons By Debbie Blanzy

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Seattle, WA
Farzana K. says, "My 10 yr and 14 yr both took lessons with Debbie. She is very caring teacher who is very detailed oriented too. She takes the time to make sure they understand the piece but are having fun at the same time. " Read more
Ed Mays Drum Instruction

Ed Mays Drum Instruction

5.0Exceptional(25)
Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Kathy W. says, "Working with Ed was a great experience for our kid, who took lessons with him all through middle school. Ed inspired our kid to work hard, stay curious, and do what he loves--which is drumming. He's now in his high school jazz band, on his way to music conservatory." Read more
Music Lessons For All Ages & All Levels  At The Music Factory

Music Lessons For All Ages & All Levels At The Music Factory

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
I encourage students to find their goals and together we make a pathway to success. In my studio we teach every instrument. Which is great. I can refer folks to who best suits them this also helps with scheduling. You always get the time slot you need. My studio is in Capital Hill area or just west of there by the Arboreetum. we do recitals at a local venue every month or two and kids and adults love it! We we have taught over 3000 lessons and have only had one or two complaints EVER!!! We are all professional working artists! Fun to hang with and I meet all my students where they are. Personally develope a curriculum from the ground up cu...
Mirror Sound Studio

Mirror Sound Studio

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Founded in 1997, Mirror Sound Studio, located in Seattle, WA, is a top-tier recording studio known for its high-quality recording, mixing, and mastering services. Run by experienced musicians, the studio is well-equipped with both analog and digital technologies, ensuring a unique, individual sound tailored to each artist. The dedicated team at Mirror Sound Studio prides itself on efficiency and collaboration, providing production assistance to ensure great performances. They also offer a comprehensive 8-week audio recording course, allowing students to learn the nuances of sound recording in a professional environment.
Happy Learning With Hannah

Happy Learning With Hannah

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Scott says, "Hannah is a wonderfully talented, knowledgeable and patient teacher, who has an inspiring love and understanding for all things musical. I would highly reccomend her as an instructor 10/10!" 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 Seattle music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Seattle area.
Lupita T.
Marc is patient and very knowable
Marc Smason
BElla R.
Great service!
Lana Gaudio School of Music
Ram H.
She's patient and very knowledgeable. I've taken lessons for years elsewhere and I still learn a lot from her.
Elizabeth Parker
Joe P.
John is good humored, patient, accommodating, knowledgeable and challenging in his teaching practice. Probably also too reasonably priced for his own good.
Drum Lessons by John Lester
Alayna 8.
Wonderful experience introducing our daughter to music. Mrs. Blanzy is patient and kind while clearly setting expectations. Mrs. Blanzy did everything she could to work with our schedule and keep music in our home. We are very grateful for the time we had with Mrs. Blanzy and we would recommend her highly!
Piano Lessons by Debbie Blanzy
Ankit J.
Ed Mays Drum Instruction
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