Find a music lesson in Tacoma, WA

Find music lessons in Tacoma, WA

Find music lessons in Tacoma, WA

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Find music lessons in Tacoma, WA

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Top 10 music classes in Tacoma, WA

Students agree: these Tacoma music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shireensmusicforlife.com

Shireensmusicforlife.com

4.8Excellent(5)
5 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Grace A. says, "Shireen was very knowledgable about music and very professional in teaching. She was so supportive in helping me achieve my personal goal of producing a piano/vocal album. Highly recommend!" Read more
KH Violin Studio

KH Violin Studio

4.8Excellent(5)
6 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Katie L. says, "She has been very patient working with my son. She has helped him learn a lot so far." Read more
Vocalmaestro

Vocalmaestro

5.0Exceptional(9)
Top Pro
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Rhom N. says, "Taking lessons with Vocalmaestro has greatly increased my range and understanding of intricate music arrangements. Along with the understanding and mastering theory, Vocalmaestro has shown patience conveying that knowledge in a caring way that has truly enlightened and advanced my playing. A fantastic mentor and teacher anyone will benefit from." Read more
Nancy Kim Piano Lessons

Nancy Kim Piano Lessons

5.0(2)
9 hires on Lessons
46+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
It's time to bring out and showcase that talent in playing the piano! I am very much interested to help you learn the basics or take you to the next level. I will adjust to your pacing and progress. I have been your teacher, friend, encourager, and supporter since 1978, for last 45 years. The most important thing is you have to have a piano or a keyboard (88 keys and pedals) for practicing the stuffs what you learn in my classes. Sorry I don’t accept the students who don’t have any instruments at your home. Thankfully I made lots of winners of many competitions and some of them are professional pianists. Text me to know more! Been I can’t pic...
Teresa's Voice And Performance Studio

Teresa's Voice And Performance Studio

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
William D. says, "I have a lot to say about my time with Teresa! She helped me rebuild my voice from the ground up. I had taught myself to sing and had a lot of incorrect technique that was holding my voice back. Teresa taught me the foundations of how to use my voice correctly. This led to drastic improvements in power, dynamic, tone, and hitting the notes! I sing with a lot of confidence now and I get way more positive feedback from an audience than I did before I took lessons. I would recommend Teresa highly to anyone looking to truly learn how the voice works and how to build up an arsenal of vocal techniques that use good form and produce an excellent sound." Read 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 Tacoma, 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
Guitar Voice Instruction

Guitar Voice Instruction

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
I've been teaching full time since 1992 while teaching independently off and on for a few years before that, while working and managing music stores, composing, producing & performing original music, after going to college for audio engineering. I specialize in teaching young children 3-4 up to the 80 year's old plus. customize my lesson plans to the students needs not a standard method book. love to teach original composition and creativity while encouraging students to learn how to record their songs along with production value @ any age. all students learn differently, and as a teacher it's part of my job to figure out how each student l...

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 Tacoma music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Tacoma area.
Diane B.
Shireen is encouraging and very knowledgeable/experienced. She has a passion for equipping worship leaders.
shireensmusicforlife.com
Kimberly V.
She met my son (8years old) were he was from previous lessons and I’ve already seen great growth in the short time she’s been his new teacher!
KH Violin Studio
Taco B.
He just great at teaching me music.
Vocalmaestro
Weiyun C.
She’s the best!
Nancy Kim Piano Lessons
Shaddi G.
She is very flexible with your time!
Teresa's Voice and Performance Studio
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