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I'm highly professional teacher and educator. I can teach students all ages from 7 to 70. I'm willing to travel to student's houses. I love teaching all genres -- pop, classical, jazz, Broadway, etc. I'm very patient and capable to teach all levels, from beginning to very advanced. I use technology in my teaching process, can improve technique and take the students to the next level very fast. I prefer students who have high respect to their teacher and would like to explore the joy of music in its full capacity. I'm very positive and like to encourage students during the teaching process; it is my main goal of teaching. The students might follow their passion in music and do what they like to do by incorporating different aspects of learning this subject such as composition and improvisation, sight reading, using technology, playing the style they want. While in my studio, these elements of studying music are essential. Music should be a gate to creativity.See more

$35

starting cost

$35

starting cost

I'm highly professional teacher and educator. I can teach students all ages from 7 to 70. I'm willing to travel to student's houses. I love teaching all genres -- pop, classical, jazz, Broadway, etc. I'm very patient and capable to teach all levels, from beginning to very advanced. I use technology in my teaching process, can improve technique and take the students to the next level very fast. I prefer students who have high respect to their teacher and would like to explore the joy of music in its full capacity. I'm very positive and like to encourage students during the teaching process; it is my main goal of teaching. The students might follow their passion in music and do what they like to do by incorporating different aspects of learning this subject such as composition and improvisation, sight reading, using technology, playing the style they want. While in my studio, these elements of studying music are essential. Music should be a gate to creativity.

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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 Philadelphia music teachers
Mark S.
Adam is a fantastic teacher; he’s very knowledgeable about the instruments he teaches as well as songwriting, music theory, and general practicing techniques. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a teacher.
Adam Kal MusicAdam Kal Music
Thumbtack Customer
I have experience 2 great violin lessons with Carol. She definitely knows her music and has a love and appreciation for teaching it. Carol is patience, nurturing and easy going. I find her to be an awesome music teacher and I feel blessed to have her as my violin teacher can't wait for next weeks lesson. Beginner Violin student
Musical JourneyMusical Journey
Thumbtack Customer
Barry is an amazing teacher with a great passion for music. His energy during the lessons keeps you very engaged. I would highly recommend him!
Barry Sames Entertainment LLCBarry Sames Entertainment LLC
Lisa S.
Carol is an excellent teacher combining music theory with practice. I find I am learning quickly due to her professional, thoughtful lessons. And she makes it fun. I highly recommend her
Musical JourneyMusical Journey
Curtis K.
Rob is a great teacher. I appreciate his thoroughness, stressing technique, while keeping the lessons fun; I also like learning how to read music, which I did not expect, but am glad it’s part of his approach, method. I highly recommend Rob, as a teacher, and he’s an overall good guy too.
Rob SchwartzRob Schwartz
Campo E.
Great teacher! Very professional and knowledgeable with a lot of experience! Responsible! What impressed me the most is her versatility. We are working in pop and opera pop music, also in Spanish and English songs. She has experience in acting, diction and production. Plus, her classes are a lot of fun. Ona is all in one. I am very happy to have her as my teacher! :)
Ona’s Voice and Acting LessonsOna’s Voice and Acting Lessons
Noah K.
I worked with Patrick while I was in Philadelphia for a summer and cannot emphasize enough how engaging, caring, and thoughtful of a teacher this guy is. It was clear from the start that he wanted to integrate my perspective and goals on the kit into what he taught, and every lesson felt tailored to what I wanted to work on as much as what he thought would benefit me most. I was lucky enough to take lessons in person, which meant I got to use Patrick's sick basement setup. The noise levels were exceedingly well managed, the equipment was fantastic, and it was always a breeze to get everything set up and plugged in. I especially appreciated having access to a really nice double pedal, which we spent a significant amount of time working on during lessons. Outside of lessons, Patrick was equally wonderful. He always made a point to catch up over refreshments before each lesson, and since we share technical backgrounds, we always had a lot to talk about, from drum hardware to the tech industry to, of course, music and music culture. He had great recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area, which was especially helpful since I was brand new to Philly. Overall, Patrick was easily the best music teacher I've ever had, and at that, perhaps the best teacher I've ever gotten a chance to work with in any discipline. Looking forward to being in Philly again!
remote/in-person DRUM lessons: 3 kits, HD videoremote/in-person DRUM lessons: 3 kits, HD video
Thumbtack Customer
Cant speak highly enough about Adam. I felt he went above and beyond for a guitar teacher. He challenged me to perform at an open mic fairly early (I couldnt play a full song before starting lessons) and took his own time to come support me. He teaches piano too and has a great understanding of music theory. This was big for me as music theory is fascinating to me. Our lessons were very relaxed and always left me excited to get home and practice more. My interest in guitar is fairly schizophrenic and I like to change focus all the time to cover as much ground in our precious weekly hour. Adam did a great job working with my idiosyncrasies and taught me a great amount in the few months we had lessons. (I moved out of town)
Adam Kal MusicAdam Kal Music
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