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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 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
William L.
I only did one lesson because I found another teacher who was much closer to me, but Yong was great! Really nice guy and clearly has a passion for music. I can't say much about how long term lessons are like but the lesson I had with him was great!
Yong Lee MusicYong Lee Music
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
Stiven C.
straight from the first lesson, I could tell Dom was incredibly knowledgeable about music. He’s patient and understanding. I feel a lot more comfortable and feel like I’ve learned a lot more in just two lessons compared to other teachers I’ve tried out. I highly recommend Dom.
.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌
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 MusicDavid Chang Music
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 MusicDavid Chang Music
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
David R.
My teenage son started taking lessons with Dom a few weeks ago. After sampling a few instructors, my son told me he prefers Don’s approach because, “His focus is on learning to read music, which is something I think will be important.” Although it’s been hard starting from scratch, my son always comes back from his lesson enthusiastic about playing. I recently accompanied him to a session and was inspired to take some lessons with Dom, myself!
.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌
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 MoehringJulian Moehring
Thumbtack Customer
Recently, I hired Anahid as my piano teacher via 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 StudioAnahid Syourapian Piano Studio
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 MusicDavid Chang Music
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 (Remote only)Joe Kano (Remote 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 | Online Voice + Acting LessonsThe Vocal Lab | Online Voice + Acting Lessons
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 FarberMax Farber
Thumbtack Customer
As an adult beginner piano player, I have found Ben to be an excellent teacher. His lessons combine music theory with exercises and popular songs, making the process interesting, challenging and fun. He is patient, reliable and encouraging and I enjoy working with him. I recommend him highly.
Piano Lessons VermontPiano Lessons Vermont
Thumbtack Customer
I learned to read music notations and rhythms with Dom in barely one month. His teaching method is perfect and he's a great musician, I mean really great. I look forward for every week's course. I highly recommend him and can't wait for the next lesson!
.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌
Thomas W.
I've been learning from Dom for a bit shy of two months now and have been loving every minute of it. While I'm a neophyte on guitar, my mother is a music teacher (guitar/piano/voice) and I grew up with vocal coaching at various levels, so I have experience with a variety of music training. I found Dom to be incredibly responsive; as other reviewers have touched on, he starts from the very beginning with vital information that I merely glossed over when self-teaching other instruments, but he will quickly amp up the pace of your lessons to your speed of learning. At this point, I leave each lesson feeling challenged, but I come into the next week with enough understanding to grow and meet the next batch. I'm also taking bass lessons with him once a month, and the sessions dovetail nicely into each other. He has a wealth of music history and experience at his disposal and you would do well to take advantage of that. Also, he has two of the sweetest cats I've come across in a while, so there's that.
.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi😀👌😆👌
Riya C.
As someone who always wanted to sing but never found the courage or belief to, finding Naila has been a life altering Thumbtack experience for me. A gazillion stars to her - who makes music a beautiful learning experience. Naila is an incredible music teacher! She truly cares for the well being of her students and has taught me techniques to gradually build proper voice placement and resonance. I’m learning singing and also taking piano lessons with her.
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