One-on-One Music Lessons at Musicologie

Private music lessons are hands down the best way to learn an instrument and we offer them online and in-person. If you’re passionate and have a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll be playing or singing your favorite music in no time. Sign up for a first lesson or read on to learn more about lessons work at Musicologie.

Instruments We Teach

How Our Music Lessons Work

Lessons are weekly one-on-one sessions with a teacher specifically matched to you or your child based on your experience and goals. We offer both live online lessons and in-person lessons at our studios. Our teachers are experts at introducing young students to music, helping middle and high school students succeed in juries and competitions, or even helping professionals hone their craft.

The Lesson Membership

When you sign up, you'll purchase a lesson membership, which is a flat fee billed on the 1st of each month. We recommend 30-minute weekly private lessons for young beginners and hourly long weekly lessons for advanced players and adults. The lesson membership includes:

  • A weekly lesson time - in person or online - reserved with an expert teacher
  • Unlimited rescheduling with 24 hours notice - made easy with our scheduling software
  • At least two concerts annually and other cool performance opportunities

Getting Started

The first step is to introduce yourself and help us get to know you. You can do that by filling out our get started form. We'll talk briefly about what you want to achieve and then we'll schedule a 30 minute assessment lesson. At the assessment, you’ll meet your teacher, who will go over your goals and develop a personal curriculum for you. We know that your relationship with your teacher is the most important thing about lessons and we work hard to make sure it's right from the beginning. After the assessment, you'll sign up for ongoing weekly lessons. Most are 30 minutes, but some students do 45 minute or hour long lessons. All ongoing lessons are reserved for you on the same day and time each week with the same teacher. You'll also be able to attend optional group classes, performances and open practice.

Online Lessons

We now offer online lessons! If you want to do online lessons from the comfort of your home (or boat or RV or campsite or vacation rental) you can! Our teachers all offer online lessons in addition to in-person lessons. In fact, you can seamlessly transition between them. For instance, if you typically do in-person lessons at a studio and are going to be out of town for a week, just switch your lesson to an online lesson with your usual teacher on our scheduling app and keep learning! Check out our tips for getting the most out of your online lessons.

Learn more about our live online lessons >>

Classes for Infants and Toddlers

Our program for infants and toddlers called Musicologie Junior offers a group class experience for little ones and their adults. Studies show that early exposure to music can help brain development, social skills, and motor function. Musicologie Junior is an exciting way to make music with your little one while helping prepare them for private lessons by introducing notes, rhythms and melodies through fun songs and stories.

Now available online! We now have on demand videos so you can sing, dance and learn with your tiny musical human anytime! Watch now for free >>

Frequently Asked Questions About Lessons

What is Your Teaching Philosophy?
Music is a critical part of human experience. It enriches everyone's life and can be taught and enjoyed at any age. We believe in nurturing the innate curiosity that everyone in born with, empowering our students to achieve their musical goals. Learning music makes life more enjoyable. It can be a relaxing break from busy life. For young beginners, including infants and toddlers, it's an important component of emotional and mental development. Music is truly for everyone, at every level of playing or singing, and we want to help you make music a deeper part of your life.
What Curriculum Do You Use?
We have two guiding principles: First, you'll stay more engaged by learning music you love. Second, you'll grow faster by using what you've learned in lessons through performing. We'll take traditional method books like Suzuki, Alfred's, Faber, etc., and combine that with contemporary music you're excited about with the goal of performing in one of our ensembles, group classes, or at one of our concerts.

Performing is encouraged as a way to develop your skill, but it's always optional.
What Ages Do You Teach?
We teach all ages. We have a toddler group class for ages 0-5 called Musicologie Junior. We start private lessons around 5 and teach lots of adults as well.
Do I Need My Own Instrument?
Not for your first lesson. We have instruments at our studios you can use for the first few lessons. But after that you'll want to get your own instrument for practice at home. Your teacher will help you pick out the right one. We also have open practice hours so you can come in and use instruments and practice rooms at Musicologie during the week.

If you do have your own instrument, you should definitely bring it with you, as long as it's easily portable - leave your piano and drums at home 🙂
How Do I Sign Up For Lessons?
You can sign up anytime. Get started here by answering a few questions. We'll match you with a teacher and find a time that works for ongoing lessons. The first lesson is called an assessment lesson.
What's An Assessment Lesson?
An assessment lesson is what we call your first lesson. Don't worry, it's not a test! You'll come in, meet your teacher, talk about your goals, go through our policies and develop an individual curriculum. Every student does it regardless of age or ability. For very young students, an assessment is also a chance to see if they're ready for private lessons.
What's a Lesson Membership?
A Lesson Membership is how you sign up for ongoing lessons at Musicologie. It is a flat fee billed monthly. With a Lesson Membership you get:
  • A weekly lesson scheduled at the same day and time with the same teacher - 30, 45 or 60 minutes long
  • Unlimited rescheduling with 24 hour cancellation notice
  • Free select group classes
  • Open practice hours
  • Biannual Concerts
What Are Your Prices?
Each of our studios may have different prices, so get started here to learn more!
What If I Can't Make it to a Lesson?
  • To reschedule your lesson, you must first cancel your regular weekly lesson online at least 24hrs before the lesson
  • Reschedule online by managing your account here
  • You can reschedule no more than 2 weeks in advance
  • You may reschedule with your primary teacher, or a different teacher, or even a different instrument
  • Rescheduled lessons are always subject to teacher availability and are not guaranteed
Can I Do Lessons Every Other Week?
Unfortunately, because our teachers' schedules are very full, we do not offer bi-weekly lessons.
What If I Start in the Middle Of a Month?
You will be charged a prorated amount for the remaining days in the month and then you’ll go into our automated system and be billed on the 1st of each month for the upcoming month.
How Do I Pay For Lessons?
When you sign up for lessons, your credit card or debit card will be automatically debited a flat fee each month on the 1st of the month. To withdraw, you need to provide us with 30-days notice by filling out a withdrawal form. Contact your teacher for the form.
How Do I Withdraw From Lessons?
To withdraw from lessons, you must give 30 days advance notice by filling out our online exit form. This is the only way to withdraw. Contact your teacher or Community Manager and they will provide the link.
If I Withdraw Will My Teacher or Time Be Available When I Return?
When you withdraw from lessons, you time is made available for other students. We will do our best to work with your preferences, but we cannot guarantee a specific time or teacher.
Do You Offer Refund For Missed Lessons?
Musicologie cannot offer refunds for any missed or unused lessons.

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