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9 Best Music Lessons in Maine

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Music lessons can open entirely new worlds to the students who take them. Introductions to tone, rhythm, varying genres, and octaves filled with sharps and flats can transform them from non-musical to musical. With that comes the ability to enjoy music on a whole new level, as well as to perform it. Not everyone who takes music lessons becomes proficient in their craft. But nearly everyone who takes them is changed in a positive way. Enrich your creative side with these great places for music lessons in Maine.   

Buckdancer’s Choice Music Company, Portland, ME

At Buckdancer’s Choice Music Company, students may learn to play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, banjo, ukulele and violin. The teachers all have years of experience both as musicians and as instructors. Instruments are available to buy—both new and used. Call to speak with someone about lessons.

Ben Moors Music Instruction, Bangor, ME

Learn to play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass or mandolin at Ben Moors Music Instruction. Ben has 25 years of experience, and believes in helping students meet their goals. He believes that working on skill sets to meet those goals is far more important than teaching skill sets students have no intention of using. All ages and all skill levels are welcome.

Northern Kingdom Music, Bangor, ME

Learn to play a variety of musical instruments at Northern Kingdom Music in Bangor. Choose from guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele lessons. All teachers are experienced musicians. The facility sells new instruments as well as a wide array of expertly refurbished instruments, too. Students of all ages are welcome.

Midcoast School of Music, Portland, ME

Welcoming students of all ages and abilities, Midcoast School of Music teaches guitar, bass guitar, brass instruments, woodwind instruments, piano, drums and voice. In addition, they offer lessons in music theory and music production. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome. Ensembles based upon specific genres—and sometimes even specific performers—encourage students of like interests and abilities to perform together.

The Music Center, Topsham, ME

There’s almost no instrument for which the Music Center doesn’t teach lessons. Some of the more common ones include piano, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, flute and drums. They also give voice lessons. Instructors at the Music Center include professional teachers, performers and even recording artists. Call and tell them what you’re looking for, and you’ll likely find they’ll cater to exactly what you need. They teach students of all ages and abilities.

Brian Callaghan Music, Portland, ME

Brian Callaghan Music teaches both acoustic and electric guitar lessons. Students may choose from learning in his Portland studio or via Skype instead. For an extra charge, Brian will travel to your home in the Portland area. Students have free reign over the genre of music they wish to learn. Choose from classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, and country. 

Maine Academy of Modern Music, Portland, ME

Aiming to build “leadership through musical arts,” Maine Academy of Modern Music offers lessons in contemporary music for school aged youth. Lessons are available in voice, guitar, bass, drums, piano, brass, strings, and synthesizers. In addition to lessons the academy also features camps and bands.

River Tree Arts Music School, Kennebunk, ME

Featuring music lessons for adults and students, River Tree Arts Music School teaches guitar, bass guitar, piano, violin, ukulele and drums. Enrollment is ongoing. Everyone gets a free trial lesson before committing to a full session.

Hope Hoffman Performing Arts Education, Belfast and Rockland, ME

Hope Hoffman teaches students of all ages violin/fiddle. She encourages school aged students to take part in Maine Fiddle Camp, something she attended for years. She also has ties to Fiddleicious in Falmouth, and recommends this as an opportunity for her students as well. Contact Ms. Hoffman via her website for lesson schedules and costs.

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