If you’ve just decided to learn to play music or sing, or if you’re looking to find a new music teacher, it’s important that you find the best music lessons in NYC possible. Learning to play music is an ongoing process, and when you have a teacher who is truly talented at making music accessible and understandable, that teacher can change the course of your music experience. They can help you to love and enjoy music, and they can make you a better musician, too.

But music teachers and music lessons aren’t all created equally. Some teachers are great performers but don’t have those same talents when it comes to teaching. Some private music lesson teachers mean well, but without an established studio, they can’t offer you the same opportunities that teachers in music schools with greater resources and connections can.

Whether you’re just starting an instrument, planning to make a career out of music, or are starting to think that your current teacher might not be the right fit, we can help you to find the best music lessons in the city.

Sage Music: The Best Music Lessons in NYC

If you’re looking to find the best music lessons around, the answer is simple: They’re at Sage Music. But we’re not saying that just to say it. There are many reasons why the quality of the music lessons you’ll get at Sage Music far surpasses the quality of lesson programs that you’ll find elsewhere.

A Lesson System Based on Learning

Lessons at Sage Music use the ARPEGGIO® lesson system to deliver you with quality, progressive instruction designed according to the proven science of psychology and learning. If you’ve ever had lessons where you struggled to learn a concept or memorize a formula, then you’ve experienced lessons or an education that wasn’t designed with the science of psychology and learning in mind.

We do things differently at Sage Music. Our lessons and how our teachers teach are all carefully planned and designed to give you the best results. Learning music isn’t easy, but when you’re taught in a way that’s designed with your own learning methods in mind, it does make the lessons easier.

Talented, Professional Music Teachers

At Sage Music, you’ll find the best music teachers in NYC. We mentor and train all of our faculty so that they can continually improve their abilities, too. Our faculty are already great teachers when they come to us, but we help them to become better teachers and to understand the ways that musicians learn best.

All Sage Music teachers study the psychology of learning and how the brain functions. With this knowledge, they can help you to learn new concepts, memorize pieces more easily, and express yourself through music.

In addition to the mental side of music, our teachers immerse themselves in the physical side of singing or playing an instrument, too. Our teachers study both anatomy and biomechanics so that they can help you to play or sing without being injured. With an understanding of biomechanics, your music teacher can help you to maintain proper posture and find ways to maximize your comfort as you play. This often overlooked aspect of instruction can ensure that you can enjoy music for many years to come.

We also train our teachers how to map your lessons to your goals so that you get the most out of every lesson and all of your practicing in between lessons. Your teacher will have been trained in how to help you identify your goals, identify the steps you need to take to achieve those goals, and incorporate those steps into your music lessons.

We invest in our teachers so that they can invest in you, and so that they can offer music lessons at a quality that you won’t find anywhere else.

All-Encompassing Education

At Sage Music, our students are diverse. We welcome any and all students, whether you’re looking for a great teacher to introduce your 10-year-old child to music, or if you’re 70 years old and want to make that dream you’ve always had of learning the piano come true.

We offer music lessons in:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium
  • Drums

Additionally, we offer lessons in composition and theory. At Sage Music, you’ll have plenty of choices, opportunity, and variety in your music education.

Music Lessons Planned Around Your Goals

Every student is different, and your goals for your music lessons and progress will be entirely different from another student’s goals. Our teachers design your music lessons around your individual goals. Maybe you want to learn to play the clarinet so you can join a local music ensemble, or maybe you’re looking for flute lessons to prepare you for college auditions in a few years. Whatever your goals, you’ll enjoy a customized lesson plan designed to help you achieve them.

A Community of Musicians

When you join Sage Music as a student, you’re entering a community of musicians. You’ll find yourself in like-minded company and will have the chance to make friends and connections during our many events. Join us for recitals, workshops, open-mic nights, jam sessions, and other fun events. You’ll have plenty of time to socialize with other musicians whether it’s at one of our events or even in our waiting room before your lesson.

One-On-One Instruction

While you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with other musicians at Sage Music, your music lessons are private, one-on-one lessons. This gives you and your teacher a chance to build a relationship and means that your teacher can focus their attention on you, alone. With this opportunity to focus solely on teaching you, your teacher can better spot issues, offer solutions that make sense with how you learn, and provide quality, detailed instruction during the entire lesson.

Ongoing Communication and Support

We’re invested in your success at Sage Music, and that’s why we make it easy to communicate with your teachers as well as with the school’s administration. Our excellent staff will be in touch with you regularly, and they’re always ready to provide you with the best customer service.

Affordable Pricing

Not only do we offer the best music lessons in NYC, but we give you incredible value, too. Lesson prices start at a tuition rate of just $207 per month for 4 private weekly lessons, but that isn’t all that you get. In addition to your lessons, your monthly tuition covers your admission to Sage Music’s concerts, recitals, workshops, masterclasses, and other events. These additional learning opportunities complement the education that you receive in your lessons, giving you great value for being a part of Sage Music.

Award-Winning Program

If you need more proof of the quality lessons offered at Sage Music, we have plenty of awards to back our claims. Queens borough residents voted Sage Music as the Best Art School in Queens, and the US Small Business Administration has honored the school, too.

Our founder, Jason Sagebiel, has also received numerous awards, including the Queens Impact Award, a City Council Citation from the City of New York, and a Citation of Honor from the Queensborough President. Additionally, Jason has received Certificates of Merit from the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. Jason also received the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative Certificate of Entrepreneurship.

Sage Music is regularly in the press, too, and the school and Jason have been featured in The Queens Chronicle, The Times Ledger, The Queens Ledger, Brooklyn Parent, and more.

You can also hear more about Sage Music directly from our students – be sure to check out our 5-star reviews on Google.

Two Locations and Scheduling Flexibility

Sage Music has two locations in Queens and in Brooklyn, making getting to your music lessons more convenient for you. Our Queens location is just a one-stop train ride to Manhattan or North Brooklyn, and the historic neighborhood is home to many artists and musicians. The Brooklyn location is in a vibrant artistic community. Sage Music is co-located with Play Greenport, providing music students with many opportunities to both learn and grow.

Plus, with lessons offered every day of the week, we offer flexibility that can accommodate your busy schedule. On weekdays we’re open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. Weekend hours are from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Take the Next Step in Your Music Education 

To sign up for music lessons at Sage Music, you can fill out our contact form or call us at 718-361-2922. Then, we’ll schedule a consultation so that we can meet you and learn about your goals. We’ll talk about tailoring a music lesson plan to help you meet those goals, and we’ll also pair you with the right instructor. Plus, during this consultation you’ll learn about what we’ll expect from you as a student, and what the parents’ responsibilities are if the student is a minor.