MUSIC LESSONS

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CUSTOMIZED MUSIC LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

At Joe's Music Center & Performing Arts, we believe that it’s never too late to learn how to play music. No matter your age, experience level, personality or learning style, we will provide instruction that works best for you. Whether you want private lessons or group lessons, Joe’s Music Center & Performing Arts welcomes students of all ages and abilities. 

Please keep reading for more details about our music lessons, and visit our pricing page for more information about our policies, pricing and packages.

PRIVATE MUSIC CLASSES

Joe's Music Center & Performing Arts offers private instructions to students ages three through adult in nearly every orchestral, band, and jazz instrument and a variety of world music instruments, including piano, violin, guitar, bass guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophones, trumpet, drums, vocal techniques and more. Private lesson options include:

• 30 Minutes • 45 Minutes • 1 Hour

Students in private lessons are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Our teachers provide 100% of their attention to each student to ensure that hand positioning, posture and the understanding of a particular concept is correct. Whether you’re interested in taking up an instrument as a hobby or you want to pursue a career in music, our university-trained instructors can address your needs and help you reach your goals. 

Students who take advantage of private lessons can also enjoy performance opportunities (such as recitals) and competition opportunities with the chance to earn scholarships. Our staff prepares individual students for the ABRSM certification, NYSSMA evaluations and auditions for high school and college exams. 

Call us today to find out how we can tailor our private music lessons to your particular needs. 
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GROUP LESSONS
Enjoy a class size of four to 12 students while you develop technical proficiency, interpretive skills, creativity, method and self-confidence in one of our group lessons. Instruments or methods we offer for group lessons include violin, recorder, drum line, marching band, wind and brass, and steel pan.
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MUSIC FUNTIME
Children ages 18 months to 7 years old can learn piano or violin in our Music Funtime class, which encourages children to express themselves through music. Classes are structured around a progressive and sequential curriculum, incorporating themed units on all topics as a means of teaching elements of music.
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CLINICS & WORKSHOPS
If you’d like to participate in an intense 6-week to 8-week clinic, consider taking one of our clinics, which include vocal workshops, theory workshops and clinics for various instruments. The instruments and vocals are performance-oriented classes. Students study various genres and develop technical and performance skills during that period. The Theory Workshops develop a solid foundation which every musician needs. The applications will also develop students interested in composing.
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BANDS & ENSEMBLES
To complement and reinforce private instructions, the ensembles offer students an opportunity to apply what they have learned into practice and to share music-making with others in string, woodwind and brass ensembles; jazz band; gospel band; and rock band. 

• String, Woodwind and Brass Ensemble: Students learning string, woodwind and brass instruments team up to perform in an ensemble to practice what they’ve learned.
• Jazz Band: This ensemble is for aspiring jazz and blues musicians and introduces young instrumentalists to the language of the blues in a collaborative, performance-oriented setting.  
• Gospel Band: The gospel band develops the students to studying religious songs, tracing its roots to American folk music. 
• Rock Band: Students interested in rock performance can train their rhythm and music sense, and enjoy making music with others.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will I learn?
Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your unique needs.

If you enroll here for lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, we will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!
What styles of music can I learn?
We teach all styles, including rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With all of the teachers at Joe’s Music Center & Performing Arts you are sure to find the best match for YOU.
Are your instructors qualified?
Our instructors are highly qualified and have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn't automatically make you a teacher--that's why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the New York area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Joe’s Music Center & Performing Arts. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent(s) on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!
How long does it take to learn an instrument?
There is no set answer to how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
I don’t have any musical background or ability. Can I still help my child practice? 
Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day, you can help your child progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.
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