Music Program

Private Lessons

Private music lessons at Potomac Music are like nothing else in the Northern Virginia area as we offer a holistic approach to support your musical development.

Try it today for a discounted first lesson. No commitment is required.

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What are one-on-one lessons, and how do they work?

Private one-on-one lessons allow students to reach their personalized goals on their specific instrument of choice and are a very effective way to progress. 

One-on-one lessons will provide students with technical skills on their instrument, melodic and rhythmic dictation skills, ensemble skills, tone development, aural development, and more

We offer one-on-one lessons on instruments for students ages 6 - adult. 
Children 5 and under may enroll in our award-winning Kindermusik program.

How much do lessons cost?

Your first 30-minute lesson at Potomac Music is just $35.

Recurring weekly lessons vary depending on instructor. Recurring tuition is billed on the 1st of each month.

First lessons can be booked up to 1 week in advance. Recurring lesson plans can be canceled with at least 14 day notice from the date of cancelation.

Drop-in lessons are also available at Potomac Music and offer greater flexibility for booking lessons.

Contact Potomac Music to get started!

Benefits

The Long-term and Life-long Benefits of Learning to Play Music

From developing social skills to learning critical thinking, playing music has many tangible and intangible benefits!

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Improves Cognitive Functioning

Playing music can help enhance short- and long-term memory and increase the speed of information processing.

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Develops Motor Skills and Coordination

Playing an instrument requires a high level of hand-eye coordination and developing fine motor skills, such as picking individual strings on a guitar or playing fast rhythms on the drums.

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Stimulates Brain Development

Music has been linked to various cognitive benefits, such as increasing grey matter density in certain brain parts. Studies have also suggested that musical training may improve reading skills in children.

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Increases Self Confidence

Music is a great way to boost confidence, as it allows you to express yourself in a safe environment. Over time, this can lead to greater self-esteem, which can benefit daily life.

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Stimulates Creativity

Music encourages exploration and experimentation with ideas and sounds, helping stimulate your creative juices. This can lead to new compositions or a greater general appreciation for music.

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Enhances Social Skills

Playing music with others is a great way to develop social skills and relationships. You can work together, practice patience, and explore different styles to create something unique.

Frequently Asked Questions

Private Lessons

We hope to provide all the answers to help you make informed decisions.

Got more questions?

How much do lessons cost?

Your first 30-minute private lesson at Potomac Music is just $35. Lesson tuition after that is payable monthly for weekly recurring lessons. Monthly tuition varies by instructor between $156 – $184. One-on-one lessons are also available in 45-minute and 60-minute sessions. Clients will be charged the adjusted rate for the extended lesson time.

For clients seeking flexible scheduling, we do offer drop-in lessons! ALL drop-in lessons are billed at $48.00/30 minute lesson. Lessons are also available in 45-minute and 60-minute intervals.

How do I sign up?

You can book your first lesson online on our website, email us at lessons@potomacmusic.com, or call/text us at 703.600.9590. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

How often do lessons occur?

Recurring lessons are scheduled once per week at the same time with that same instructor. Drop-in lessons are flexible and can be scheduled when it’s convenient for you.

How often do classes occur?

Our classes meet each week at the same/day and time.

How do I pay?

You’ll be charged at the time of booking your first lesson with us. Once you confirm your enrollment choice (recurring or drop-in lessons) we’ll set up automatic payments. You’ll have access to your client account to view and update your schedule and payment method as needed.

How do I stop?

Enrollment withdrawals can be made via email to lessons@potomacmusic.com. We require 14 days notice to unenroll. Refunds are not issued for prepaid tuition.

How many children are in each class?

Typically we have 8 children in each class.

Where do I get music?

Your teacher and our amazing staff will help you find exactly what you need for lessons! Please refer to the information card you receive at your first lesson. We do have limited photocopies available as needed.

Do I have to stay with my child throughout class?

For Levels 1, 2, and our Saturday Mixed Ages classes, YES! A caregiver must be with their child throughout class. Caregivers also must attend playdates and Musical Storytime. Levels 3, 4, and Kindermusik Musicians are DROP OFF classes. Thursday MIXED AGES is also a DROP OFF class.

Where do I get an instrument?

Potomac Music offers instrument rentals for all band and orchestra instruments as well as full sized guitars. Other instruments (such as piano) need to purchased elsewhere. Please ask us to help! We can help you find exactly what you need.

What if I am not musical? Do I have to sing?

Singing is optional and not required for caregivers or your child. No musical skills are required. Kindermusik is a "come as you are" learning environment that encourages PROCESS over performance.

How do group classes work?

Group classes are a great way to enrich your child’s learning and supplement school groups. Group classes have a set tuition rate based on the number of classes and enrollment is based on skill level. Space is limited and classes do fill quickly. We can help you find the appropriate class for your child, and we also offer programs for adults! Email us at lessons@potomacmusic.com for our recommendation!

What if we need to miss our Kindermusik class?

We offer unlimited make-up classes while you have an active enrollment.

Can I make up lessons?

We have important updates to our MAKE-UP policy. Consistent attendance is the most important component of learning and progression. Please know that we want you to get the lessons you paid for, and offer make-up options as outlined below if you or your student are unable to attend.

Private lesson clients are granted SIX make-up lessons per year from the date of enrollment. Make-up lessons are scheduled at the teacher’s discretion and are subject to availability.

Clients may use their six makeup lessons throughout the year. Any additional missed lessons will NOT be made up.

*If you do NOT notify our front desk of your absence prior to the start of the lesson time, the lesson will NOT be eligible for a makeup.** NO EXCEPTIONS. You can notify us by calling us at 703.600.9590 or by emailing us at lessons@potomacmusic.com.

We do not offer make-up lessons for make-up lessons. Please stay home if you are sick! This includes having covid & flu symptoms, or vomiting within 24 hours before your lesson. If you are too sick to go to work or school, you are too sick to come to your lesson.

Take the Next Step in Music Education Today

Try it today for a discounted first lesson.
No commitment is required.

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