FAQ

Can I stop taking lessons at any time?

Yes. There are no semester contracts with Teacher Tone, so you may stop taking lessons at any time.

How do I pay for lessons?

All lessons are paid for online and on a monthly schedule.

Where do lessons take place?

Lessons are taught at our teachers studio, your home, as well as online.

How long are lessons?

Our standard lessons are 60 minutes. We additionally offer 30-minute lessons for children

How often are lessons?

Most people have lessons once a week, but we also have the option of bi-monthly and bi-weekly.

When can I start taking lessons?

We can get you started with lessons as soon as you’re ready and signed up.

Do you offer an opportunity to meet a teacher?

Yes, you are able to start your package for free with a 30 day free trial period in which time you can meet your teacher to determine if you want to pursue lessons.

Do you offer both private and group lessons?

We primarily offer one-on-one lessons.

What style(s) of music do you teach?

We have teachers who specialize in all styles of music including jazz, rock, classical, country, folk, Irish and more. All of our teachers can teach beginners in most of these styles, so you can always start with one teacher to improve your basic skills and then move to another teacher that specializes in the style you want to learn.

What levels do you teach?

We teach students from complete beginners to advanced professionals. All teachers teach beginning and intermediate lessons and each of our teachers also has their specific strength for advanced lessons, from rock, blues and jazz to classical and flamenco.

Do I have the necessary talent to learn to play an instrument?

We have never found a student who doesn’t have some sort of musical ability! Everyone has their strengths, like reading music or improvising , and eventually, everyone has a barrier that they must get across to get to the next level of playing. It’s not about how talented you are, but how diligent and determined and how much you play your instrument!

What are the cancellation policies?

We know that you have a busy schedule and we want to make sure you feel you are getting the most out of your lessons. If you cancel 24 hours or more in advance, your lesson will be made up, and lessons are always made up if your teacher has to cancel. A lesson that is cancelled the same day, by the student, will be charged in full and will not be made up.

Can I have a lesson every other week?

We do offer lessons every other week, but you may want to wait until you have the time to take lessons on a weekly basis. We find that students who take on a weekly basis learn much more quickly, so in the end, it’s more economical and efficient to take lessons weekly.

Can I take two lessons per week?

Yes. Lessons on a weekly basis are sufficient to learn an instrument at a steady rate, but if you would like the extra guidance or are an exceptionally quick learner, we are happy to offer lessons twice a week.

What is your privacy policy?

All of your information is held with strict confidentiality. We do not and will never sell or release any of your information.

Do you have a gift certificate option?

Yes! Gift certificates are extremely popular, especially during the holiday season. Gift certificates can be mailed or emailed to either the purchaser or the recipient.

Are there lessons on weekends?

Yes, we offer lessons seven days a week.

How do I know I am going to be studying with a qualified teacher?

All Teacher Tone teachers have degrees in music and have studied at conservatories such as Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, Curtis and Berkley. They all have a background in teaching and regularly perform throughout New York City. We have a very selective process for choosing our teachers!