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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 much are cello lessons?

Cello lessons are a great way to anchor and guide your cello practice, regardless of your skill level. From top symphony performers to first-time music students in elementary school, cello lessons correct your flaws and help your strengths shine. The cost of cello lessons will vary, depending on the reputation and experience of your teacher, the length and frequency of your lessons, and where you live. Students who have regularly scheduled lessons and pay in advance often pay less per lesson than drop-in students who schedule lessons as needed. Here are some examples of average cello lesson costs:

  • 30-minute cello lesson: $30, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $35.
  • 45-minute cello lesson: $35, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $40-$45.
  • 60-minute cello lesson: $40, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $50-$55.

How hard is it to learn to play the cello?

Taking cello lessons can be a rewarding experience for students young and old. The rich sound of the cello is well-loved in classical music and is found in all genres of contemporary music from modern folk to rock. As with any instrument, how hard it is to learn to play cello depends on the practice and dedication you put into it. It’s true that some people are naturally more adept at learning instruments than others, but with lessons and a daily commitment, you too can learn to play the cello.

Cello lessons can be a smart investment, especially for new players. Even professional cellists benefit greatly from ongoing training, but for those new to cello it’s especially important for forming a strong foundation for playing. From the proper posture to understanding finger positions, regular cello lessons give you a benchmark to measure your daily practice against. With a professional cello teacher guiding you, the sky’s the limit.

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 Boston music teachers
Frederick C.
Jaime is the best guitar teacher ever. He's very patient and had all the knowledge to point me in the right direction to take my guitar playing to another level. His passion for music inspired me a lot!! Thx so much Jaime!
Jaime's Guitar StudioJaime's Guitar Studio
Niso T.
A very good teacher and a person overall. He doesn’t just lecture you and teaches the concepts, he makes you fall in love with music itself!!! I had to pause my lessons because of family circumstances but i will resume as soon as i can!
Don HemwallDon Hemwall
Thumbtack Customer
Marietta is a thoughtful and observant teacher who has helped me go beyond simply playing the notes on the page but rather give an actual performance, with solid technique and musicianship. She also has a warm personality and genuinely cares about her students. I am a graduate student in my late 20's who at one point in my life was seriously studying violin but fell off the wagon when I started college. Recently, after many years of not playing any instrument, I wanted to bring musical performance back into my life, so I started teaching myself piano. I already know how to read music so I could teach myself how to play beginner and intermediate pieces, but I felt there was something missing in the way they sounded in my inexpert hands. After trying out lessons with a few teachers, I chose Marietta because she immediately was able to notice problems with how I positioned my body, arms, and hands, and in more abstract things like how I was interpreting dynamics and phrasing the music, and how this connected to underlying problems of technique and mechanics. This type of instruction is ideal for an intermediate student like me.
Marietta's Piano StudioMarietta's Piano Studio
Stacey K.
Brad is not only an excellent guitarist whose skills inspire me to work harder, but also a patient and creative instructor. I have been a student of Brad’s for almost a year now. Although I started off with little to no knowledge of the guitar, I can now read sheet music, play scales, and connect music theory to the pieces I am playing. In each lesson, Brad builds my arsenal of guitar-playing tools by teaching me helpful drills, contextualizing techniques and notes to their purpose in the music, and making new concepts accessible to a beginner like me. He is a fun and trustworthy teacher who I feel has my best interest in mind. As long as I practice and meet him halfway in our lesson plan, I trust that my abilities as a guitarist will continue to grow. In terms of logistics, I have also been very pleased and appreciative of Brad’s scheduling flexibility and communication. I have taken both in-person and online lessons with him, as well as weekly for some months and bi-weekly for others. They have all been equally effective and of high quality. Brad is organized with his materials, plans ahead to make each lesson worthwhile, and makes himself available to questions and concerns even outside of lesson times. I highly recommend taking lessons with Brad if you are looking for an approachable instructor who truly cares about his craft and his students’ learning experiences.
Bradley B StoneBradley B Stone
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