With the end of the school year approaching, parents of children who are learning an instrument in school may want to consider private lessons for the summer and even beyond. Children can learn so much from private music lessons such as better posture for a better sound as well as playing techniques that may not be taught at school due to time constraints. Private lessons also ensure that a child will at least retain the information and techniques they learned during the school year. We’ve compiled a list of music centers offering private music lessons for kids on Long Island for many different instruments. Many of these venues also offer lessons for adults.
Farmingdale Music Center
The Farmingdale Music Center offers private lessons for piano, guitar, drums, electric bass, ukulele, flute, clarinet, all saxophones, oboe, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, French horn, violin, viola, cello, and bass.
How Much: Private Weekly Lessons – $24.00/half hour. Voice Lessons – $30.00/half hour
Where: 135 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact Info: 516-249-0885
Hampton Music & Arts
Hampton Music & Arts offers private lessons 6 days a week for instruments such as guitar, piano/keyboard, band instruments of all kinds, stringed instruments, and voice.
How Much: Varies – please contact for pricing information
Where: 98 West Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946
Contact Info: 631-728-3535
Laconia Music Center
Laconia Music Center provides private lessons for guitar, bass, percussion, piano, cello, violin, viola, woodwinds, and brass.
How Much: Monthly tuition $75 for one half hour lesson per week. Please see website for more details.
Where: 410 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Contact Info: 516-352-4070
Offering private lessons for multiple instruments and ensemble classes for rock bands, rhythm and blues, jazz, brass and string trios, quartets, and quintets, piano groups, and percussion ensembles.
How Much: Monthly tuition beginning at $78 for one half hour lesson per week.
Where: 278 Jericho Tpke. Mineola, NY 11501
Contact Info: 516-742-3961
Monster Music teaches private lessons for guitar, bass, percussion, piano, cello, violin, viola, woodwinds, brass and vocals.
How Much: Half hour lessons are sold in a 4 pack for $95 or 12 pack for $265.
Where: 3068 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, NY 11756
Contact Info: 516-735-3594
Music Emporium offers private lessons 6 days a week for guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboard, band instruments, and vocals.
How Much: Please contact for pricing information
Where: 2641 Jerusalem Ave., N. Bellmore, NY 11710
Contact Info: 516-221-4888
Sam Ash Music
Sam Ash Music provides private lessons for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, strings, brass, woodwinds and vocals.
How Much: Half hour and hour lessons are available. Pricing varies depending on length of session and playing level. Lessons are sold in blocks of four. There is also a one-time $25 non-refundable registration fee.
Where: 385 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514
Contact Info: 516-333-8700
Sound Beach Music
Offering private lessons for instruments ranging from band instruments and strings to keyboards and woodwinds.
How Much: Half hour lessons are $26 per lesson.
Where: 66 Echo Ave., Miller Place, NY 11764
Contact Info: 631-476-3850
Village Music Shoppe
The Village Music Shoppe teaches private lessons 6 days a week for all band and classical instruments. Styles taught include everything from rock and country to rap and gospel.
How Much: Varies – please contact for pricing information.
Where: 1495 Montauk Hwy, Mastic, NY, 11750
Contact Info: 631-874-8425
By Pamela Boccia