We offer private lessons in our adjacent Teaching Studios for most instruments. All of our teachers have a college degree and a passion for music. You can search for teachers by instrument or click All Teachers to view a complete listing. Our Lessons FAQ has answers for most questions, but if you still have questions or would like to schedule lessons with one of our instructors, please call (480) 831-9691 and speak to a staff member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our teachers set their own rates, but typically charge $20 to $25 per half hour lesson. Some charge per month rather than per lesson. Others have discounted rates if you choose a less popular lesson time, such as mid-day on weekdays. To get the rate for a particular teacher, look for the "Rates" section of their teacher listing, either by searching by instrument or by Viewing All Teachers. If the teacher's rate is not listed, you can email the teacher at the email address located at the bottom of the teacher's biography.
The most common lesson schedule is one 30-minute lesson each week. When you sign up with a teacher, you will choose a lesson day and time, which will remain the same from week to week. If you require a longer lesson, or more lessons per week, that can usually be arranged with the teacher, depending upon their availability.
Our teachers handle their own scheduling, but we are here to get you in touch with the teacher you've picked. You can either email the teacher at the email address located at the bottom of the teacher's biography, or you can call us at (480) 831-9691. If the teacher you've selected has given us permission, we will give you their contact information. Otherwise, we will give your information to the teacher and he or she will get in touch with you to schedule your first lesson.
Lessons are held in The Music Store Teaching Studios, which are located 4 doors to the west of our storefront's main entrance (between the Golden Gate Chinese restaurant and the stained glass shop). When you arrive, you can have a seat in our waiting area, and your teacher will come get you when it's time for your lesson.
Beginning in October, 2011, The Music store will also be holding lessons for guitar, bass guitar, percussion, and band instruments at Community of Hope Church/Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road, Maricopa, Arizona. For lessons in Maricopa, contact the instructor ByronLipkins@the-music-store.com.
Unless otherwise directed by your teacher, just make sure to bring your instrument with you. If your teacher has requested that you buy your books before your first lesson, you can pick them up at The Music Store, but it's always good to call ahead so we can make sure we have the book you need in stock and waiting for you.
You can either buy or rent an instrument from The Music Store. We often recommend that beginners start by renting and wait to purchase their first instrument. When you buy an instrument, you want to be able to play it well enough to decide which model is right for you. By renting, you have time to learn about the instrument, and can also earn up to one year of rental credit for band and orchestra instruments which helps make your purchase more affordable. If you decide to rent, you can get more information about our rental program and even fill out your rental contract at home to save time.
Cash and checks are accepted by most of our teachers. It's a good idea to check with them prior to your first lesson to find out what payment form you should bring.