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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Chicago music teachers
Gaurav B.
Patrick has been a very friendly instructor, tailoring lessons to my interest and exposing me to new parts of music! He is also very flexible with scheduling. Highly recommend!
Patrick Dugan MusicPatrick Dugan Music
Thumbtack Customer
I've had two lessons thus far, so it's still early days! Shaun is patient and encouraging, as this is my first time attempting music in 20+ years! Going well thus far. =)
Shaun's Guitar StudioShaun's Guitar Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I am an adult and I began violin lessons for the first time a little over a month ago. Zhanna is my teacher and I think she is fantastic. I have learned a lot more than I thought I would in just four lessons. I highly recommend Upbeat Music. Everyone is very welcoming there.
Upbeat MusicUpbeat Music
Manuel T.
I absolutely recommend TK for voice lessons. She’s so professional and personable. She made me feel so comfortable with her . She’s definitely great at what she does. You can tell she loves music and teaching. TK spirit is so loving and genuine. Once again I absolutely recommend her for your musical journey.
VoiceTrain with TK MorrisVoiceTrain with TK Morris
Jesus G.
Ms. Hera is a very patient teacher. My son, 9, has been taking lessons with her for more than a year and has learnt a lot up to now. He currently plays music by Tarrega, Christmas, and a lot of pop tunes!
Hera's music lessonsHera's music lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Shaun was a fantastic beginner guitar instructor. I had never even picked up a guitar until our first lesson and I was reading music and playing songs by my second lesson. He was extremely patient, articulate and talented. He also came to my apartment which was very convenient. I would highly recommend him for anyone interested in learning how to play the guitar.
Shaun's Guitar StudioShaun's Guitar Studio
Chantal H.
Voice coach Linda Solotaire was very organized and provided practical exercises that help with singing and breath support. She is ready to assist in me in achieving my goals. I am confident that I will achieve my goals and look forward to more lessons with Linda of True Muse Music.
True Muse Music & Performing ArtsTrue Muse Music & Performing Arts
Thumbtack Customer
Very patient and well educated in music theory. Knows both the material on paper and effectively taught it to me on the instrument. Congenial, knowledgeable, and surprisingly cheap. Would absolutely recommend to beginners and onward, particularly for jazz and blues. If you're still not convinced, he also has a big, brown, friendly hound dog to sit in on lessons with you.
Tim O'DonnellTim O'Donnell
Stephanie M.
I grew up playing the piano and took lessons as a child for 10 years. I played on and off as an adult but not for the past 5 years. Yuen Yee has made playing the piano again fun. She is focusing a lot with me on how to enhance the musicality of what I play and different techniques to play with the right dynamics and energy. Highly recommend her!
Richardson's Art and MusicRichardson's Art and Music
Kya S.
I feel so grateful to have found Jonah and cannot thank him enough for all the knowledge he has already imparted on me. After only a couple lessons with him, he has transformed the way I experience music. Working with him, I now listen to songs with a wider sense. He embodies the idea that Music is not only a song, but a language, a layered dance, and ultimately a living, breathing, changing thing. The incredible part about being his student is that he teaches you how to use your instrument to become a part of Music’s beautiful conversation.
Music Teacher – Jonah LazarusMusic Teacher – Jonah Lazarus
Thumbtack Customer
My children had been taking lessons for the past three years and appeared to be getting weary of practicing. We decided to give them the summer off and perhaps seek out a new teacher. Jesus has revived their love of music. Now they fight for time on the piano and have stated, "He makes it fun!" They are super psyched about their recital comming this December. Thank you, Jesus for getting them back on track!
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Derrick D.
My six year old daughter has been taking singing lessons with Morgan for a month and she loves it. Not only is Morgan great with kids, she's awesome for parents. She's on time, every time and teaches till the last minute. She takes notes on each class and makes them available on google drive so we can practice on our on. She's super responsive when I have a question and my daughter is really comfortable working with her. All Around Music is responsive and helpful and their website makes it easy to find and book an instructor. I definitely recommend them.
All Around Music (Online Only)All Around Music (Online Only)
Yeshi R.
For it being my first time taking vocal lessons I was not too pleased with the outcome. Phil ended up taking 2.5 hours of my time unknowingly when we agreed to 1 hour. It almost felt like I was attending a lecture to listen about this guy's life story. I would advise to keep the personal introduction to a minimum of 20 minutes, have the session be a lot more organized in what is going to happen and actually make it happen instead of rambling about his entire life and accreditations. He was nice, very interesting, but just not what I paid for. It would have been one thing to ask me about my experience in singing, music, or anything really but that was not the case. Within the entire 2.5 hours I was lucky enough to get a song in but forcefully when I told him its been 2.5 hours and I have to leave soon due to plans. It was pretty inconsiderate of my time and money. Would not go work with him again.
Phil Circle MusicPhil Circle Music
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