Lessons

Lessons

Private Music Lessons

For Kansas City’s Young and Young at Heart

Education and private music lessons for Kansas City students have been Meyer Music’s backbone since 1966. We offer more private music lessons than any music store in Kansas City. Our terrific music teachers offer private music instruction for beginners to advanced students at all three locations. And if you think you’re too old… think again. Our instructors are well suited to teach more mature students who want to learn. Contact any of our three locations to sign up for lessons or inquire about teachers.

Meyer Music offers private music lessons for all of the following instruments:

Piano
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax
Bassoon
Violin
Bari Sax
Tenor Sax
Trombone
Baritone
Trumpet
Viola
French Horn
Percussion
Electric Guitar
Bass Guitar
Tuba
Cello
Acoustic Guitar
Flute
Piccolo
Oboe
Voice
Piano

 

Frequently asked questions about our Kansas City North, Overland Park and Blue Springs private music lessons

What is the best age at which to start my child with private music lessons?

That depends on several factors. Does your child show an interest and a desire to learn music? Does he or she have a good attention span? Is he or she physically large enough to comfortably hold the instrument? Most piano and strings/orchestra teachers will start private music lessons with a child at age 6 or 7. In some cases, children start as young as 3 years old, but that requires extensive parental involvement and parents are usually required to take lessons right along with their child. Wind and brass music lessons generally start at age 11 or 12, usually when these types of instruments are offered in public schools.

How do I choose a qualified teacher for my child’s private music lessons?

Meyer Music hires only qualified teachers who hold music degrees or are currently working toward a degree and have teaching experience. Before providing private music lessons, we extensively interview each teacher and conduct careful screenings. Some private music teachers specialize in certain age groups. If you have a special request or questions, simply contact any one of our three convenient locations in the Kansas City area. Our counter staff can assist you in choosing a private music teacher that is compatible with your child’s personality and skill level.

How do I arrange private music lessons for my child?

All you have to do is contact Meyer Music by phone or in person. We handle our teachers’ music lesson scheduling, and we can quickly let you know what openings are available and secure your child’s time slot.

How do I get my child’s instrument for music lessons? Do instruments come in smaller sizes for children?

Meyer Music can take care of instrument rental and purchase for you. Stringed instruments are the only instruments that come in smaller fractional sizes. Acoustic pianos and band instruments are available in one standard size.

How do I pay for private music lessons?

Private music lesson fees are paid by the month, at the beginning of the month in advance.  Meyer Music does not issue a monthly bill for lessons.

Is there a minimum number of private music lessons for which I am obligated?

Meyer Music does not require you to sign up for a certain number of lessons. You can discontinue your child’s private music lessons at any time simply by notifying our counter staff.

Does Meyer Music cancel its private music lessons when schools are closed?

Our lesson schedule does not follow any school district’s cancellation schedule. Meyer Music is only closed for major holidays. Our staff posts notification of closures in the store one to two weeks prior to holidays.

Do the music instructors Meyer Music give recitals?

Meyer Music encourages all of our music teachers to involve students in recitals and other performance opportunities to keep them interested and motivated. We have a large recital facility at our main store in Blue Springs available at no charge to Meyer Music students. We can make arrangements for recital facilities at no charge at our other two locations also.

Are there other performance and competition opportunities available to private music lesson students?

Meyer Music is a proud member of the American College of Musicians (National Piano Guild), Mid-America Music Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. Meyer Music students are eligible for the annual competitions offered by these organizations.

Any other questions?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.