Are 30 Minute or 60 Minute Music Lessons More Beneficial?

November 16, 2020

Deciding on how long your child’s lesson length is can determine how well they will learn their instrument and stick to it! Many factors can determine how long a lesson should be, so consider these factors before scheduling your child’s first lesson.

Lesson Length

30 Minute Lesson

  • Great for younger children (elementary and younger)
  • Students who have never played before

Shorter lesson times are great for young children and those who are learning their instrument for the first time. Younger children may not have the attention span to get the most out of a full hour music lesson, and playing an instrument for the first time like the guitar can make your fingers tired! For these reasons, keeping the lesson time shorter is best in keeping the student engaged and excited about learning music. 

60 Minute Lesson

  • Students wanting to excel on their instrument
  • Teenagers and Adults

A 60-minute lesson is for students that enjoy practicing and want to excel at their instrument. A full hour can be one of the most beneficial lesson lengths as it creates enough room for working on new songs and reviewing and bettering the old ones. Because the student practices regularly, they have built up enough endurance to feel comfortable and continue learning throughout the lesson.

lesson length

If you are a student needing more help or asking more questions as you are walking out the door in a 30-minute lesson, it’s time to move up to 60 minutes. Also, students who play multiple instruments can benefit from a 60-minute lesson by splitting up the time, and in most cases, having the same teacher for both instruments.

How Long Should My Music Lesson Be?

If you are still feeling unsure about how long you or your children’s lesson times should be, please feel free to contact us to find the right music lessons for you.

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