How do I get started?

We make it simple. Call us at (718) 361-2922,  OR fill out our contact form, OR email us. We’ll get in touch to schedule a consultation and get you enrolled right away!

What is the consultation for?

We want YOU to get the most out of your lessons at Sage Music; so before we get started, we want to meet you and understand your goals. This is a time for us to answer any of your questions, discuss tailoring a lesson plan for you, and for us to pair you with your ideal instructor. To maximize your full potential, we need to work together, and this is also a chance to discuss your responsibilities as a student, the expectations of the school and the responsibilities of the parents, (if the student is a minor) The consultation is free!

What Instruments do you teach?

We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, piccolo, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, drums and lessons specifically in composition and theory. We can teach you how to play music simply for your own enjoyment, or we can help you prepare for exams, New York State School Music Association  auditions, and performances, or prepare you for a career in music. We cater to all musical levels and work with you to achieve your goals!

How long will it take me to learn?

We don’t believe in delayed gratification, so we start you off playing music right away. As your abilities develop,  we ensure the music you’re playing is challenging, fun and advances your growth as a well-rounder musician. Throughout your education, we ensure you’re playing using proper technique and posture to achieve the best possible technique. Much of your progress, however, depends on dedicated practice outside the classroom. We supply the tools and the blueprint but you will need to put in the work. . We firmly believe that the only difference between a beginner and a master is the difficulty of the music.  As a beginner, you will play easier music, but play it well.  As you progress, the level of difficulty will increase as we want you to be rightly challenged as you continue to advance.

What if I don’t have any experience?

No experience is required! We excel at teaching students of all levels and backgrounds because our lessons are tailored to suit each person’s specific goals and needs.  In fact, students who are beginners often have no bad habits to overcome, so your progress can be relatively quick.

What is your attendance policy?

Our attendance policy safeguards your time and your instructor’s time, please review the full policy here, on our policies page.

What is your payment policy?

Our payment policy ensures that you receive the best rates while your teacher can enjoy a stable income so that he or she can concentrate fully on teaching you and preparing for your lessons. Please review the full policy here, on our policies page.

Where is Sage Music located?

Sage Music is conveniently located near all of the trains in Long Island City, Queens, New York City. We are only one stop from midtown Manhattan on the E, F, M, N, Q, R and F trains, and three stops on the 7 train. We are near all trains in Queens, and are accessible from Brooklyn on the G train. Driving here is just as easy; we are blocks away from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Long Island Expressway (LIE), Queens Blvd, and the 59th Street Bridge. The school is also accessible from the Hunters Point Long Island Rail Road station. Please visit our contact page for directions.

Do I need to bring my instrument to class?

It’s best to always play an instrument you’re comfortable with so we encourage students to bring their own instruments. But we also understand that this is not always possible, so for your convenience, we do keep spare instruments available in the studio.

I don’t own an instrument yet. What kind should I get?

There are many decisions that factor into purchasing an instrument including  the genre of music, the shape and size of instrument that feels the most comfortable, and string tension and neck length. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to guide you and advise on this big decision. Please contact us before buying an instrument, or purchase a quality instrument tested by our faculty in our webstore.

Should I take private lessons or a class?

Private lessons are proven to be the most effective way to teach music because they allow a teacher to hone in on a student’s needs and goals and then tailor a lesson plan that yields fast results. We offer private, individualized instruction for a similar cost that other schools charge for group instruction.

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What are the school hours?

We offer all lessons by appointment, so please call ahead to schedule your lessons. We generally offer lessons during the following times, but can often work to accommodate your needs:

Sunday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Monday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm