What makes Sage Music different?

  • Trained teachers. You’ll get the best music instruction anywhere. Period.
  • Goal based lessons. We build our lessons around your wants and needs.
  • Community. Meet people like you who want to play music. And to play it well.
  • Individual Attention. We focus on you as an individual.
  • The Sage Student. We teach you how to play music. And we also teach you how to learn music. You won’t get this course anywhere else. And this is why students stay with us 3 times the average of other music schools.
  • The ARPEGGIO® Lesson System. Get consistent, high quality lessons built around your goals. Based on science. Proven results.
  • Student Onboarding – Before starting your music lessons, you’ll meet with a senior member of our team to determine your goals, set your preferences, discuss your learning style, and assess your skills and experience. Together we’ll build a plan for your studies.
  • Sage Music Meet. Take your lessons in your dedicated virtual lesson room. Share videos, musical scores, and set up multiple cameras. For an extra benefit, go back and review your past lesson recordings.

How much does it cost?

The pricing depends upon each students needs and goals, the selected music lesson package you choose, and the music lesson length.

While some students will spend up to $1200 per month with us, private music lessons can start as low as $207 per month in New York City,  or as low as $169 per month for online music lessons or in person lessons in Texas.

Group music classes start at $174 per month.

See our pricing page for full details.

How do I get started?

We make it simple. You’ve got three options:

What ages and abilities do you teach?

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Children

We offer private lessons to students of all ages. Our youngest student is  4 years, and our oldest is 87. Our student body is about 60% adults and 40% children. Our children see the adults taking music study seriously and that creates a great learning environment. We have fun, but we also get great results.

Our students range in ability from absolute beginner to professional including students who are professional broadway performers, Emmy award winners, Saturday Night Live cast members, recording artists, and more. We’ve also helped many students win auditions into specialized high schools and major universities and conservatories.

We also have special music classes for children age 5 and below.

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, performances, or prepare you for a career in music.

We cater to all musical levels and work with you to achieve your goals!

Should I take private lessons or a class?

Private lessons are proven to be the most effective way to teach music and learn music. They allow us to work with your individual needs and goals. And then tailor a lesson plan that yields fast results.

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We do offer some group classes, but those are for ensembles and theory, not for learning to play a musical instrument.

Do you offer music lessons online?

Absolutey. We offer online music lessons for those students who are too far away to get to us, who prefer the convenience online lessons, and also to reduce risk amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There are also many reasons that online music lessons do work better than in person lessons, too.

  • Lesson recordings let you go back and review any lesson
  • Save lesson time by doing your warm ups before the lesson starts
  • Online lessons require more effortful learning, and that helps students learn and retain information better
  • Plus, the convenience of saving all the travel time

Who are the teachers?

Sage Music has the best trained music teachers anywhere.

We take great musicians, who are committed teachers, and train them in the best methods and practices for teaching and learning music.

Learn more about how our trained teachers help you achieve your best.

What instruments do you teach?

We give private music lessons and classes on

We also have special music classes for children age 5 and below.

What is the lesson and class schedule?

We are open 7 days a week.

Private lessons are offered by appointment from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm.

Group classes, events, recitals, and performances are scheduled on weekday evenings and on weekends.

Where is Sage Music located?

Sage Music has two convenient locations.

Our Long Island City, Queens, NYC  is only one stop from midtown Manhattan on the E, F, M, N, R, W, and 7 trains, and is one stop from Brooklyn on the G train.

Our San Antonio, TX location is centrally located in Midtown, near the Pearl, Downtown, and the arts and cultural district of the city, in the Tobin Hill neighborhood. Easy access from I-10, I-35, and U.S. Route 281.

Most of our music lessons online,  where we’ve got students in 46 U.S. States and 15 Countries.

Please visit our contact page for directions.

Who are your students?

Our students are hobbyists, student musicians, professional musicians and Broadway performers, and even cast members of Saturday Night Live, emmy award winners, and recording artists.

Because of our great programming, we even have students fly to our school from as far as Seattle, Texas, Florida and more.

How often should I take music lessons?

We offer music lessons on a recurring weekly basis. Because students who take weekly lessons make the best progress. Students are given a weekly lesson time, for example every Monday at 6:00 p.m. And we hold that time each week specifically for you.

For students who have irregular work schedules, we also offer a prepaid package or a flex plan which offers more flexibility in scheduling.  Check our our music lesson packages.

How long will it take me to learn?

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 .

So we start you off playing music right away. And have you playing music with artistry from the very beginning.

As your abilities develop, we ensure the music you’re playing is challenging, fun and advances your growth as a well-rounded 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.

Our course, The Sage Music Student, will teach you everything you need to know about learning music.

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.

Attendance and rescheduling are governed by the music lesson package of your choosing.

How do I reschedule my lesson?

It is easy to reschedule. On your calendar invitation for each lesson you will see a link “Manage my lessons”. Click the link to cancel, reschedule, or schedule a make-up lesson.

Don’t have a schedule link? Fill out the support form to get one immediately sent to you.

Our reschedule policy is based upon the lesson package that you choose.

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.

We have three different payment plans to fit your budget needs.

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’s not always possible. So for your convenience, we keep spare instruments available.

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

Please contact us before buying an instrument. Many students, especially beginners, buy poor quality instruments that are too hard to play.

We can help you select the right instrument for you.