I started taking lessons here because I wanted to pick up a new hobby and continue learning music even after school. My instructor Phil was super knowledgeable and very patient with me every lesson I had. If you’re looking for a great guitar/banjo instructor, definitely ask for Phil! The staff at Philly Music Lessons are very responsive and accommodating when scheduling lessons. They really strive to make this a great place to learn and love your instrument!
Joey and Alex at Philly Music Lessons are terrific! My boys have been taking piano and drums with Alex for almost a year now and I am amazed at their progress. Alex is a great teacher, he is very patient with my boys, especially my 6 year old. He is a very skilled musician and really knows how to teach children. When I was a kid lessons were grueling but Alex has an upbeat energy that makes every lesson fun and exciting. The studio is warm and inviting and has a great vibe. Music is such an important part of my life, it is so great to see my kids enjoy it as well! I feel so fortunate to have this place in my neighborhood! Check them out, you definitely won’t be sorry. Philly Music Lessons totally ROCKS!
I learned to play a guitar as a kid and then soon after college, I lost the habit and joy of playing. I would pick it up every now and then but would drop it again soon after. I decided to take lessons again to give me the structure and routine to reestablish the habit of playing. And after a few months of learning from Joey, I have a profound better understanding of the instrument, method techniques that have risen my skill to a new level, and most importantly, a renewed love for playing music. Joey is a great communicator who understood where I was with guitar, and where I wanted to go, and implemented a simple and effective lesson plan that I’m able to use in daily practice. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and would recommend his services to any student at any level.
While searching the web for a music teacher earlier this year I thankfully came across Philly Music Lessons. I already had some experience being in a few bands and taken some basic music theory background, but I was looking to expand my horizons in both theory and songwriting. I wasn’t sure if I was going to find a place that would offer more than just the the basic cookie cutter Guitar or Piano lessons, but after a few lessons I knew this was going to be a good fit. My first week of lessons I also tried out a well-known local guitar shop to compare, and needless to say Philly Music Lessons won by a long shot. Checking out their website they seemed to have a well rounded staff from beginner to more specific learning styles (like me). They matched me up with a really great teacher… 6 months in and can’t recommend this place enough. I have been able to enhance my skills at Music Theory and Analysis, Song Structure and Composition for both Piano and Guitar and learn all the topics I’m interested in.
Joe is a fantastic guitar teacher. My son and husband both take lessons from him, and we see him at our house every week. No matter what, he is always cheerful and kind. He is one of my favorite people in Philadelphia. He singlehandedly eased our transition to Philly from Seattle and we are so grateful. He is a true gem, not only as a teacher and musician, but as a person. He is flexible, creative, hard-working–an all around standout.
There’s so much I can say about Philly music lessons but I’ll just sum it up to “they are the best”. My daughter started violin lessons in October of 2016 and lovesss it, She had the privilege of being taught by not just one instructor but two! Eunice & then Freddy, and they are just incredible. Patient & kind, but also stern when they need to be. You want to introduce your child to music, this is the place to go. I recommend them to all my friends & family .
I’ve been taking cello lessons with Nellie at Philly Music Lessons for most of the year. I’m an adult student and simply learning to play for my own amusement and relaxation. Nellie is an amazing teacher and a lovely, bright person overall. Whenever I’m stuck she can’t wait to find a new way to help me and if I’m feeling discouraged she keeps me positive. She’s a great instructor whether you’re a serious musician or just want personal enrichment like myself. The office is also very professional , friendly and prompt.
In May of 2013, I decided to take up piano playing again after a 10+ year hiatus. The half price trial lesson offered by Philly Music Lessons appealed to me and gave me a chance to decide if the school/instructor was the right fit for me. For my trial lesson, I was paired with Joe, whose easy going attitude put me at ease right away. By the end of the trial lesson, I was already excited about the next lesson. Deciding on a lesson schedule was very painless. Joe was willing to work with me to determine a day and time and frequency of lesson that worked with his open availability and fit into my busy schedule. Joe encouraged me to explore learning to play chord based piano to expand my repertoire to include more contemporary music. Although it has been a challenge to learn a new style of playing, it has been really rewarding and fun. I’m glad I chose to take lessons with Philly Music Lessons and would highly recommend Joe as an instructor.
My 12 year old daughter studies piano with Philly Music Lesson’s Joe Primavera. As a professional musician himself, Joe brings a lot of resources to the table. He has a unique ability to engage our daughter with the instrument, firmly grounding her in classical piano technique while exploring the singer-songwriter genre. His respect for her musical voice and style is something that I have not always experienced with other teachers. He knows how to make the most of her abilities, while consistently coaching her to a higher level. Sessions at our home are something the entire family looks forward to. Joe brings his guitar to every lesson, and accompanies our daughter on the piano. He also uses technology where appropriate, employing a mobile device to play back songs that our daughter is learning, working with her to interpret them for the piano. The music lessons are like jam sessions with professional musicians. I would recommend Joe and this school to anyone who is interested in nurturing their unique talent and bringing it to a performance level.
I have nothing but praise for Alex. I was somewhat anxious trying to pick up a new hobby playing the drums. My nervousness dissipated quickly with Alex’s guidance. He tailors each lesson with handwritten exercises, appealing both to my interests and skill level, and I always leave feeling like my skills have improved.