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Music lessons for your child


If your child could bang out Chopin on his kiddie piano you probably already have him studying at a conservatory. For the rest of us finding the right teacher for music lessons can be a daunting task.

So where do you find the right teacher for private in-home or studio lessons? Ask stores that sell musical instruments, like Music and Arts  in Fairfield or Giuliano's Music Center in Darien. Ask your child's music teacher at school, often they give lessons that are much less expensive than other maestros. Ask your neighbors and friends and definitely visit these wonderful local music schools to see if their program is right for your child.

Fairfield Guitar Center taught John Mayer how to play guitar, maybe your child will be their next star. They also have Drum, Bass Guitar, Voice, and Keyboard lessons at their studio.

A 30 minute Guitar lesson is $35.

Fairfield Guitar Center
813 Kings Highway
Fairfield, CT 06825-5419
(203) 336-8742

Microtone Music
Michael Hienzsch, Director, offers in-home and studio lessons in Piano, Composition, Arranging and Music Theory for all ages, as well as, Kindermusik music classes from newborn up to 7 years old. Kindermusik Classes are held at the Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich, the North Stamford Congregational Church and St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Norwalk.

A 30 minute lesson averages $53.

Microtone Music
103 Hardesty Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Call (203) 496-0906 for more information.

School of Rock "inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life"
In addition to their band jam session lessons, they have the "lessons+" program which offers one-on-one music lessons in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard, and Drums.

Private lessons are offered in monthly packages for $225/month (each lesson is 45 minutes).

41 Grove Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
(203) 594-7870
Open Monday - Thursday 12PM to 8PM

1976 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
(203) 292-5473
Open Monday - Friday 10AM to 8PM

The Connecticut School of Music
Offers private lessons for Piano, Violin/Viola, Cello, Guitar, Flute, Brass (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone), Voice, Music Theory & Composition, and Ear Training. Contact them for specific lesson rates.

1242 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880-5427
(203) 226-0805

299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

The Greenwich School of Music
They offer private 1 hour music lessons to students of all ages and levels. (For students under 10 years old they also have 30 minute lessons) Currently they do not have a teaching studio in Greenwich. You can visit their Stamford Studio for lessons in Piano, Clarinet, and Saxophone. Organ lessons are in Weston.

1 hour lesson is $80 + an additional fee if they travel to your home.

For more information call (203) 323-0600.

Riverside School of Music
Private one-on-one String Instrument and Piano Lessons for students of all ages and ability levels. The owner, Rodica Brune, has also paired up with Atelier Constantin Popescu, LLC to provide customers with a large selection of quality string instruments for rent and sale. Repair, restoration service, consignment and appraisals are also available.

The average rate for a 30 minute lesson is $45.

Riverside School of Music
401 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob , CT 06807
(203) 661-9501

Westport Music Center
Weekly private lessons at their studio in contemporary and traditional music. The lessons run on a semester basis during the school year and are for all levels. They hold a recital at the end of the spring semester for families and friends to come hear the students play. Minimum age requirements: Piano age 6, Guitar age 8, Drums age 8, Violin age 6, Brass/Woodwinds/Strings 4th Grade, Voice 6th Grade. For younger children they recommend Mary Ann Hall's program, Music for Children https://musicforchildren.net/HOME.html in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Greenwich, Darien, and Southport.

A 30 minute lesson is $40.

Westport Music Center
1460 Post Rd E # 4
Westport, CT 06880-5500
(203) 259-7615

The Enchanted Garden
They offer music classes, as well as, weekly individual instrumental and vocal instruction, 7 days a week, for students of all ages ability levels. They have a yearly recital and all students are invited to perform. Private music lessons are offered for the following instruments—
Voice: classical, Broadway, jazz, pop
Strings: cello, double bass, guitar, viola, & violin
Percussion: drum set, African drums, symphonic
Brass: trumpet, trombone, French horn, bugle
Winds: clarinet, flute, oboe, recorder, saxophones
Keyboard: Piano (all styles).
Suzuki method violin lessons start at age 5.

A 30 minute lesson is generally $35, and a 1 hour lesson is $60.

Conservatory of the Arts (Studio 2)
529 Ethan Allen Highway (route 7)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-1987

Darien Arts Center
Private lessons for Piano, Guitar, beginner Violin with a foundation in classical or jazz styles. They also have special workshops for Guitar Ensemble, Adult Vocal Performance, and Kindermusik.

A 30 minute lesson is $40, 45 minute lesson is $55, and a 1 hour lesson is $75.

Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road (behind Town Hall)
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-8683
Office Hours Monday - Friday 10AM to 4PM.

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