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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.

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 Manhattan music teachers
Inhae S.
Francis is a great teacher with a strong foundation in music. He catches exactly what you want to achieve and directs the learning lessons accordingly incorporating musical foundations. The lessons are fun and educational and I improved with every lesson. I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons with Francis. He’s a great pleasure and anyone interested in exploring jazz music should give him a shot. You really won’t be disappointed! 🎶🎵
Dr. Francis Hon, DMA | New YorkDr. Francis Hon, DMA | New York
Elise K.
Marcelo is a talented musician and knows a lot about music. My first lesson was great and I am looking forward to working with him to improve my piano playing and learn more music theory!
Marcelo MaccagnanMarcelo Maccagnan
Jiaxin H.
An excellent trial lesson. It’s my first piano lesson. I have some classes in music and midi, but I don't know how to play the piano very much. Meng helped me a lot.
Piano Lessons ManhattanPiano Lessons Manhattan
Laurie W.
I’ve had a few lessons with Kris so far. I am learning not only how to play but the supporting music theory. It’s amazing how much having an understanding in music theory helps to pick up reading and playing the music. I really appreciate his notes after each class that assist my practice throughout the week. Great instructor!!
Kris' Keys Online Piano and Music AcademyKris' Keys Online Piano and Music Academy
Thumbtack Customer
I had the crazy idea to get a guitar and take lessons - with no musical background whatsoever. Aodhan has been an amazing instructor, patient and with a great vibe! Would definitely recommend!
Guitar LessonsGuitar Lessons
Jason M.
Noah is very knowledgable about piano and music in general. He's extremely easy to learn from, and he will cater lessons to accommodate where you want your piano playing to go!
Noah Rott MusicNoah Rott Music
Courtney C.
Dr. Hon is an amazing piano teacher. I came to my first lesson with years of music experience in tow, but very limited piano proficiency. After the first lesson I was playing a full song and some rather amazing exercises. If you're looking for a knowledgeable, patient, fun piano teacher, Dr. Hon is the guy!
Dr. Francis Hon, DMA | New YorkDr. Francis Hon, DMA | New York
Thumbtack Customer
Harry is our piano teacher for our 8 year old son. Our son absolutely adores Harry for his musical talents and charisma. Harry makes his lessons interesting by playing duet and using age-appropriate analogies. His lessons are lively and instructional. To motivate our son to play and practice was our biggest challenge. Harry manages this effortlessly. Now our son is practicing for his Royal School of Music piano level II exam. We highly recommend Harry.
Harry Inglis M.A. - Piano/violin/music theoryHarry Inglis M.A. - Piano/violin/music theory
Sarah J.
I have taken piano lessons from Robert for a few weeks now and my ability to read sheet music while I play, as well as understand music theory (big areas of weakness for me) have already improved significantly. He is a great instructor who understands what you need in order to become a better player, and he creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere that makes me look forward to my lesson each week. I would highly recommend Robert as a piano instructor!
R.A.M. MUSIC (Manhattan 68th + West End Av.)R.A.M. MUSIC (Manhattan 68th + West End Av.)
Thumbtack Customer
I have to say Terrence is an excellent teacher of music. Very patient, and can make a beginner feel confident in his or her potential. I look forward to taking additional lessons. Thanks a lot Terrence!
T ProductionsT Productions
Jeremy B.
I only took a few lessons with David because my commute is unfortunately a little too tough for me with my work schedule, but the time I got with him was invaluable. He's not only an amazing music teacher but also very patient and understanding about barriers that may arise. I hope to resume lessons with him down the line!
David Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NYDavid Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NY
Thumbtack Customer
Jan is an amazing instructor, especially for beginners. She is able to identify your vocal range, what style fits you best and how to improve within a short amount of time. Your improvement does depend on practicing outside of the lessons so spend a lot of time singing aloud! Jan is very encouraging and pin points areas for progress. I came into the lessons with no knowledge of music or my style of vocals, but now I am able to understand music notes and sing on my own. I am thankful to have found her.
Jan Horvath Voice StudioJan Horvath Voice Studio
Megumi O.
It’s never easy to pick your piano teacher, especially when you’re a beginner. David demonstrated a great deal of professionalism and patience in the first (trial) lesson. Before I met David, I already tried few teachers and was very uncertain about whether I should begin my piano journey or not. Not only is David experienced in performing but he’s also dedicated in teaching, and he’s passionate about finding the right method for each student. He’s a trustworthy teacher who’s relentless on sharing his own musical experiences and teaching his methodology in great details. How to relax your arms, how to put your weight while practicing, how to read music,(as a beginner) how to overcome obstacles physically and psychologically. Through his methods, I was able to approach music more efficiently. After very few lessons, I began to feel some improvement and stated to feel the joy in solving problems. And now I’m increasing my lessons from one-hour to two-hour per week. This is definitely the best musical decision I’ve made and I’d recommend David to anyone who’s interested in learning piano and music theory.
David Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NYDavid Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NY
Giuseppina i.
Hannah is wonderful! I love our weekly piano lessons. Her level of knowledge, patience and professionalism are remarkable. She always knows how best to break down each piece of music and make it easy and fun. I love that she smiles so much. My lessons with her are the best part of my week and I’m so happy to have found such a great teacher!
Hannah's Music StudioHannah's Music Studio
Don P.
Anette is incredibly knowledgeable and capable when it comes to the voice and music in general. I'm amazed at how many times I've come away from a lesson with a new tool or perspective for my singing. She keeps it interesting and above all else relevant to what you are looking to achieve, curtailing lessons specifically to your abilities and progress. In the music world, where there are countless teachers, styles and approaches, I am certain that Anette's value add as an instructor is absolutely top notch. If you put the effort in, you will certainly get a great return on your investment with her guidance.
Anette NørgaardAnette Nørgaard
Elizabeth P.
I am only two lessons in and I have learned a lot. I am new to singing and music. I was a bit embarrassed about my voice but Jana makes me feel comfortable. Looking forward to my future classes!
Mustardseed Vocal CoachingMustardseed Vocal Coaching
Marissa K.
I just recently had my first lesson with Julian, and I could not be happier with how it went and what we were able to accomplish. Julian is not only an incredibly talented musician, but his ability to convey music theory and apply it to the piece we worked on is fantastic. I have been playing the piano for nearly 8 years and have studied with multiple instructors, but I know that continuing lessons with Julian will be a fantastic and valuable experience, different from the others I've had. His lessons are well-priced, and definitely worth the investment. I'd recommend taking lessons with Julian to anybody, rather that be a beginner or someone more advanced! Can't wait to continue.
Julian Moreen's Online Piano & Voice StudioJulian Moreen's Online Piano & Voice Studio
Rachel D.
Chris is definitely a pro! Lessons are really fun and inspiring! great to learn music in a very vivid way! I've been playing guitar on and off for a few years but it's my first time learning how chords and melody work together and even try to write songs! I am even more passionate about guitar/music than when I started☺️☺️
Patient, Private, & Professional Guitar LessonsPatient, Private, & Professional Guitar Lessons
Junran X.
David is very professional and friendly at teaching. In the first lesson he played out every masterpiece I named, and he played immediately after I said the name, which shows very high familiarity with music from different eras. Highly recommended.
David Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NYDavid Chang Music - Online and Brooklyn, NY
Thumbtack Customer
Recently, I hired Anahid as my piano teacher via thumbtack.com. I appreciated her prompt, clear and direct reply to my inquiry for a piano teacher. Anahid is a friendly person and a talented pianist. I am an adult beginner who has only had lessons as a child. Through the lessons that I’ve had thus far with Anahid, I am realizing that I’m learning so much more than I had from my childhood piano teacher. I’m learning more than just how to read the notes – Anahid teaches me how to make the music sound beautiful and she shows me how I can read this information in the music. Additionally, Anahid understands that adults may be motivated by different musical choices than a child, which can make the lessons more satisfying. Anahid also offers a very flexible schedule which is perfect for an adult who works full time but also wants to learn piano. I am able to take lessons in the evening, sometimes even as late as 8:15pm, which allows me to leave the office without rushing to finish my work so I can get to my lesson and be calm and un-harried. This could even help provide an extra half hour of practice time just before the lesson, which is great! My lessons are conveniently located in midtown at her studio. Overall, I am very happy with my choice. I am looking forward to growing my piano skills with Anahid as my teacher.
Anahid Syourapian Piano SchoolAnahid Syourapian Piano School
Duc n.
Nadav is awesome! He is very enthusiastic, professional, patient, and understand what his students need. His lessons are filled with both practices and theories which not only help me to play the musics but also understand and enjoy them. I’m a beginner and have been self-teaching myself how to play the piano. But with Nadav’s help, I feel like learning a lot so I would highly recommend taking Nadav’s lessons.
Nadav Nazarathy PianoNadav Nazarathy Piano
Davina K.
In addition to being an outstanding guitarist, Joe is an excellent instructor. He is very quick to identify your skill level and areas that need to be developed to take you to the next level. He particularizes each lesson to accommodate you as you grow and makes each lesson fun. With his great communication skills, joy of teaching, and love of music, he is a very effective teacher. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone on a journey to becoming a great guitarist.
Joe Kano (online only)Joe Kano (online only)
Meredith B.
Absolutely love my lessons with Gabi! Within a few weeks I could see drastic improvements in my vocal quality, and I’ve expanded exponentially upon my original skill set. She is by far the best instructor I have ever had regarding music or acting.
The Vocal Lab NYC/ONLINEThe Vocal Lab NYC/ONLINE
Tatum S.
Very easy going, but firm! He's very knowledgeable about music theory and can have a conversation about any questions, topics or themes you may have. Will stop the lesson if you ask a question to make sure you get it before you move on. Definitely recommend! 😎🎹
Max Farber Piano LessonsMax Farber Piano Lessons
Kalia L.
Fernando is the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had and I’ve been through a few. He makes his own music sheets for the songs you want to learn and it’s very professional. He’s nonjudgmental and keeps the lessons fun. I highly recommend Fernando for a guitar teacher. Thank you! 😊
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
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