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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 Durham music teachers
Thumbtack Customer
Very motherly teacher. Caters entirely to what you wish to do, and provides help in any way from reading music, to technique and playing pieces you select. I have enjoyed my lessons with Mrs. Garbutt and if I had time, i'd continue my lessons here.
Falls Lake StudioFalls Lake Studio
Zara M.
We found Ms K here on thumbtack and she is a gem. My daughter (6 yrs old) loves coming to her class. She is a professional teacher and she loves sharing her love of music to her students. Her price is also very reasonable. She is also very flexibles with the schedule. I highly recommend her .
Ms. K Merry Little Notes Piano ClubMs. K Merry Little Notes Piano Club
Chuck A.
I had my first lesson with Rocky and it went very well. First, Rocky has an affable personality with a huge reservoir of patience. Second, besides being a good source of knowledge, he’s interested in teaching the theory of piano music. It is vital to have a good teacher and their significance can never be understated. I look forward to this experience with Rocky and play some piano. Chuck
Rocky's Music Workshop in Las VegasRocky's Music Workshop in Las Vegas
Minh p.
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Kelsall. My son has been taken piano lessons from Ms. Kelsall for two years. My son has Down syndrome and I was told by a lot of people so called “public school experts” that he would not be able to do anything in life. The progress that he made during his three months with Ms. Kelsall as a piano teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Not only did my son grow as a piano player he gained more confidence in himself in school academic and social activities. She has been able to impart her enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto my son. She customized the music and lessons to his skill level and needs while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. I witnessed the wonderful connection that developed between teacher and student. She is very proud of each and every student as was evident during recitals. Ms. Kesall sees each student as an individual and draws upon their strengths to teach them in ways that work best for them. She customized my son's lessons to his ability and particular learning characteristics. Much to my surprise, my son knows his notes and can now read music and play piano with both hands and use the foot pedal at the same time. He can also play chords. I respect Ms.Kesall for many of her qualities but most of all because she is able to connect with my son and her students and customize their piano lessons according to their strengths. Ms. Kesall is very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to make confident self-motivated piano players out of her students. I highly recommend Ms. Kelsall as a piano teacher and I am envious of her future students who can experience her contagious passion and love of music first hand.
Ms. K Merry Little Notes Piano ClubMs. K Merry Little Notes Piano Club
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