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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much are singing lessons?

Singing lessons cost $50 per hour, on average. Hourly rates can range anywhere from $40-$80. However, some vocal instructors may charge flat rates or offer packages. They may also offer 30-minute lessons for a lower price. Or, they might require monthly tuition for ongoing classes. It depends on the voice coach. 

Contact vocal instructors near you to get a sense of how much singing lessons cost in your area.

What are singing lessons like?

Every voice coach may have a different style of teaching, but here are a few things you'll likely experience during a singing lesson: 

  • Explaining to the instructor what you want to improve on.
  • Going through a few breathing and riff exercises.
  • Receiving constructive feedback and criticism from the instructor.

Before your first voice lesson, you can ask your instructor what you should expect and how to prepare.

How many singing lessons do I need?

It depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish with your singing lessons. Consult a highly rated vocal instructor to determine how many lessons you should take — and how often you should take them.

Do singing lessons actually work?

Yes, many students who’ve taken singing lessons say that their singing has gotten better. To find out if voice coaches near you have successfully taught others how to sing, read their customer reviews on Thumbtack.

What is a good age to start vocal lessons?

Whether you’re a novice or experienced singer, it’s never too late to start taking vocal lessons.

If you’re thinking about signing up your child for voice lessons, keep in mind that some instructors recommend waiting until their voice settles after puberty. Talk to voice coaches near you to find out if now's the time for you (or your child) to start taking lessons.

Where can you get singing lessons?

You can receive singing lessons from a vocal instructor or voice coach on Thumbtack. Some instructors offer virtual lessons, while others may require you to come into a studio for instruction. 

How can I find a good voice teacher?

Use Thumbtack to find a good, top-rated voice teacher near you. With Thumbtack, you can view the teachers’ profiles, read their client testimonials and check their ratings. To ensure you hire the best instructor, ask them questions about their credentials and success with other students. You should also get cost estimates from at least three instructors before you make your decision.

Reviews for Duboce Triangle music teachers
Laura M.
Jaren took the time to learn some pieces of music I was excited about before our first lesson. He is skilled enough that he is willing to teach by ear or by sheer music. I would highly recommend him for piano lessons. He is also super nice and professional
Jaren FeeleyJaren Feeley
Jamie C.
Dan has done a great job getting me back on a rhythm after three lessons. Great for people looking to expand or get back into music oriented hobbies.
Alex B.
Jaren is the man. He's helped me reach my specific musical goals over the last eight months with good energy, encouragement, and custom materials tailored for each lesson. He has a wide range of knowledge across multiple genres and is well-versed in music theory.
Jaren FeeleyJaren Feeley
Ryan E.
I'm having a great time learning from Juan. I travel about an hour and a half to him from SF as I wanted an excuse to leave the city once a week. But I'm getting a lot out of the lessons and it's worth the long BART ride and walk. Juan is very knowledgeable about music theory and I appreciate his connecting technique and musicality with something theoretical or historical. I have taken mostly piano lessons but I tried out one voice lesson, which was also great. I would like to try another soon.
Piano Studio of Juan Carlos ZepedaPiano Studio of Juan Carlos Zepeda
Eden R.
Ona is a wonderful teacher, and such a kind and lovely person as well. She has a vibrant passion for teaching and music, and she makes her lessons really fun and engaging. She fully personalized each lesson to what I was interested in, and was so supportive and encouraging. I've taken voice lessons with a few different instructors, and out of everyone Ona is the teacher I'd most highly recommend.
Ona’s Voice and Acting LessonsOna’s Voice and Acting Lessons
Sydni H.
I just started my piano lessons with Max! While I wasn’t sure how virtual lessons would be, Max was so great! He was able to help me figure out how to set everything up, and had me learning to read and even play a little bit of music at the end of lesson 1. For anyone new or looking to get back into learning to play an instrument, I definitely recommend Max!
Max FarberMax Farber
Thumbtack Customer
Jordan is a great guitar teacher. He's been playing guitar for years, and is very knowledgeable. In the few months of lessons that I've been going to my knowledge of how music works has gotten so much better. I have a lesson every week and my playing has been getting substantially better. Would definitely recommend Jordan.
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Oscar G.
I was sold on working with Paul once I saw the video in his profile. Seamlessly playing guitar on all those music styles told me he had impressive musical skills/talents and could play a wide range - and his charisma/personality shown through - and within the first few minutes of my first lesson all this was confirmed. I'd say he is first and foremost a musician and then a guitarist. He's professional, patient, encouraging, and intuitive (picking up on how I learn/process). Within a few minutes after each lesson he sends a concise summary, worksheets from the lesson, and detailed notes for my homework/practice. Each lesson has been enjoyable, insightful, and just has a great flow. I wasn't sure what to expect from "virtual" lessons I'm impressed but it's been rather seamless and feel like I'm learning/getting just as much if I were taking in-person lessons and productive. Total value for the cost. I enthusiastically recommend working with Paul - no doubt.
Paul Reece MusicPaul Reece Music
Prachi P.
I've just had one lesson so far, which was amazing. I'm just starting to learn music and singing, and Emily seems like the perfect teacher for a beginner like me. I'm really excited to continue learning with Emily.
Emily Thebaut Voice StudioEmily Thebaut Voice Studio
Michael P.
I'm new to music, and fortunate to have found Dan! He knows a ton and is incredibly patient as I try to learn. He adjusts his lessons as we go to customize them to where I'm at. I highly recommend working with him!
Alex M.
Dan has been an amazing teacher. He has a great way of connecting with his students and helping them overcome whatever hurdles are getting in their way. He’s very knowledgeable about all things music and is extremely personable, so every lesson is a joy for me!
Charlene B.
Kelly’s approach to music theory had me playing chords and REAL SONGS (with both hands!) by the end of my very first piano lesson EVER. He’s patient and encouraging, while pushing you out of your comfort zone. Do NOT hesitate to book him!
Kelly KeysKelly Keys
Chris M.
Dan's been a fantastic guitar teacher over the last several months. I've been seeing solid improvement week over week due to his lessons. He does a great job of breaking down the complexities of music theory and keeping things light and fun.
Cheryl M.
My 10 year old daughter has taken both voice and piano lessons from multiple professionals over the last 5 years. Until Dan came along, she never uttered the words.... “I’m so excited for my lesson this week!!!” She hates it when she misses a lesson because of travel/school conflicts and is always eager for her next lesson with Dan. We use him for both voice and piano for a full hour each week and it’s the best money we have spent given how he instills enthusiasm to learn the art of music with our daughter. Without hesitation, we would recommend him to anyone, children and adults alike!
Lillian C.
I’ve taken a few singing lessons but CJ is by far the best coach I’ve had. His approach is really personalized to your style, he records you so you can hear where you can improve and he tailors vocal exercises to your needs! He really cares and loves music and is also very professional. But it really is a great environment to improve. He knows a lot musically which also helps since there’s so much to music than just hitting the notes! I highly recommend the experience and got super lucky finding him on Thumbtack!
Music is Love -  Vocal Coach, DJ and SingerMusic is Love - Vocal Coach, DJ and Singer
Max S.
I'm an intermediate jazz pianist in my late 20s. Busy career, but I'm trying to make time to learn. Clifford is excellent. He has me on a rigorous program of music theory, technique, classic pieces for sight reading, and applied lessons composing accompaniments and voicing jazz standards. Clifford meets his students wherever they are skill-wise, and is truly passionate about helping them improve. He introduces one or two concepts a lesson, and we're building up a solid repertoire by working them until I've achieved mastery and then slowly combining them. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with Clifford- I highly recommend him.
Clifford Lamb MusicClifford Lamb Music
Megan W.
Through Thumbtack, a facilitator (?) for JBS reached out and collected some basic info about what sort of lessons I was interested in, and paired my husband and I (we wanted to take joint lessons, as an anniversary gift to ourselves) with one of their instructors, Tabitha. The process of being 'matched' was smooth and Tabitha is a delight. She's so talented, positive, and fun to work with, and has been accommodating of the unusual 2-to-1 set up. We're located on the West Coast and she's in Tennessee, but it has been a breeze to set up video lessons via Facetime. A fun way to try out a new hobby and learn more about the art of music.
Jacob Burton StudiosJacob Burton Studios
Marie P.
David has been super responsive and fun to work with. We're trying to get a few more lessons on the calendar for the new year, but even in a short time he helped me explore some tangible ideas for regaining some of my old confidence on the guitar and better understanding music theory foundations. Highly recommend!
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Thumbtack Customer
I can't say enough about Jordan's teaching. He's got incredible chops and knowledge, he asks the right questions to find out right where my knowledge ends and he starts paving the road from there, and he's just a lot of fun to talk about music with. Take lessons from Jordan.
bSharp LessonsbSharp Lessons
Benny A.
As this is my first guitar instructor, I can't really compare Lance to others. But what I can say is that even as a guitar newbie, I can feel his passion of music through the lessons and that I got a lot more out of the 45 minutes than I ever did trying to learn guitar on my own!
LH Music Productions LessonsLH Music Productions Lessons
Anastasiya Z.
Z is a great teacher who is very knowledgeable about music, passionate about his job and has great sense of humor. He listens to your needs and adjust the pace of the classes based on your availability & commitment! I enjoy my lessons and recommend Z if you’d like to improve your guitar skills no matter what level you are!
Z Guitar StudioZ Guitar Studio
Richard W.
I've had 5 lessons with Ken now and can confidently say he's an excellent teacher. He is incredibly animated and obviously loves teaching. My first class with him consisted of a test of sorts to gauge my current music theory level as well as some basic drills. Since then he's helped me break bad playing habits and tried to steer me towards a less mechanical style of play and practice than I was learning on my own. Ken also teaches a wide variety of musical styles and works with you to figure out where you want to go musically -- he's definitely the kind of teacher who can adapt to whatever you want to accomplish. 5 stars!
Lessons by Ken MalucelliLessons by Ken Malucelli
Isabelle M.
We started with Dan a couple months ago, he is teaching my 8yo daughter guitar. She had no previous experience with guitar or music. It has always be so hard to have her stick to anything but this time she is always looking forward to her next lesson. If you will ask her what she thinks of Dan, she would say:"He is amazing" Dan is a professional, with a great personality and a huge amount of patience to teach my very distracted child. She is learning! Dan's lessons are structured and adapted to her. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone.
Masato T.
Shane's a passionate and thoughtful teacher who goes the extra mile to provide his students with what they're looking for. I initially approached him saying I'd like to learn how to play some Jimi Hendrix and SRV songs, but once he learned that my interest was in understanding Blues as a whole genre and what makes these songs "work", he quickly pivoted our lessons to cover music theory as well. He always puts his students and what they want to learn first, and that flexibility, backed by his deep knowledge in music, makes him such a great teacher.
Shane at Penny Lane (Virtual/In-home)Shane at Penny Lane (Virtual/In-home)
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to learn how to improvise better after having played classical piano for 8 years. After a few lessons I’m getting really comfortable! Jeffrey works at my pace, and provides examples from the greats of jazz music to inform how I ought to think about scales, intervals, and improvisation. Great teacher and I can’t wait for more.
Fog City JazzFog City Jazz
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