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Private Music Lessons


Private Music Lessons

Stages Music Arts is Baltimore’s Premier Music School & Recording Studio and your destination for the area’s best private music lesson experience.

Transforming lives through the power of music.


What Parents Are Saying About Stages Music Arts:

Stages Music Arts
Based on 93 reviews
Brennan is such a good teacher! He not only demonstrates patience with Adi, but goes above and beyond in teaching her! She is so excited for her guitar lessons and always walks out of her lesson feeling so confident!
My son loves his drum lessons with taso! He has learned so much in such a short time and says he is a wonderful teacher! He is 17 so I'm not involved in the lessons at all but just the fact that my teenage son get himself there weekly and does all of the practicing of his own accord speaks volumes!
Our son has learned a lot -- and enjoyed -- both Electronic Music Production and drum lessons with Jason over the past 3 years.
A fabulous facility with talented instructors and friendly staff. As an adult student, I've received consistently excellent lessons from Shannon Czapla and look forward to making music every week!
My daughter has been working with Molly for a few years and absolutely adores her! She started with the guitar and has transitioned to the piano. Molly is always encouraging her and boosting her confidence. My daughter looks forward to her weekly lessons, never wanting to miss one. Everyone we have come into contact with at Stages has been kind and professional. We highly recommend Stages Music Arts!
I've been taking guitar lessons with Paul Tokars, and I've learned more in these 3 months than I typically do in a year. He is insanely good at guitar solo improvisation, which is really fun to listen to during our lessons and motivates me to get better at it myself. He's very attentive to the type of music I like and explains the theory behind the things we practice. He has a good memory and cares a lot about my progress. I'm really excited to keep learning from him.
Evan Cooper is one of the most talented musicians I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and learning from. He has a wonderful way of making music and music theory understandable and accessible to anyone. I started with Piano lessons and moved to Bass lessons and he was able to teach both. Really a warm and caring teacher and I'm so lucky to have found both Evan and Stages. As an adult student, my lessons have become required therapy for a stressful life!! So happy to have this place, so close to home as an outlet for creativity and growth. Thanks Evan and Stages!
Emily is such a wonderful teacher! I’ve been taking lessons for over a year now and I’ve improved so much because of her help. The facility is also super nice. Such a great find!
I have had an amazing experience at Stages. From my incredibly knowledgeable and talented teacher Emily G, to the customer service staff (shout-out to Caitlin) - if you're in the market for voice/music lessons, I don't think you can make a better choice than Stages. Super talented teachers (and students!), incredibly helpful/responsive staff, and a beautiful, state of the art environment. 5 stars!!
Stages is a top notch facility. State of the art music and recording rooms and a plethora of talented instructors. I’ve been taking lessons for 2 plus years and it’s been amazing. Stage’s also continues to offer new and exciting ways to get involved each month. If you love music, you’ll love Stages!
I recently started taking lessons at Stages Music Arts in Baltimore and I’m so impressed with their teaching programs, amazing staff and musical community. My teacher, Evan Cooper, is not only incredibly talented, but has a gift for identifying the best teaching style and method for each student. He is kind, patient, and truly cares about each of his students. He encouraged me to join the Stages adult band program, and one year after my first lesson, I had the opportunity to perform with my Stages bandmates at a local live venue. The instructors and staff are very friendly and care very much for every student who comes through their doors. I highly recommend joining the Stages Music Arts family!
My daughter has taken several different lessons at Stages over the last few years. We have yet to have a bad experience. The instructors are friendly and seem to know their stuff. She is currently taking drums with Taso and has made tremendous growth. Highly recommend Stages for music lessons!
My daughter has been taking both vocal & guitar lessons for about 18 months now. We are extremely happy with the results. Stages has not only taught her how to play the guitar and helped with her singing, they have also provided opportunities for her to play and perform in the community with one of their various bands that they put together with students. Stages also hosts an open mic night periodically that also allows my child the opportunity to perform in their state of the art performance hall.
If you are looking for a "30 minutes and out" kinda place for lessons, go somewhere else. BUT, if you are looking for a community of musicians who are committed to cultivating musical growth and excellence, friendships and fun- then stages is your new tribe!
I have had two children taking guitar and other lessons since Stages first opened, and we have had excellent instructors over the years. I have referred friends’ children as well, everyone has been happy with lessons at Stages!
Stages manages to be both professional and like family. Everyone is courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable. My daughter has been in piano lessons for years and has made tremendous progress. They were amazing with hybrid options during the pandemic and this was so helpful!! The best part is she really looks forward to her lessons with Ms. Molly each time. Thank you, Stages!
I love Stages Music. I started taking guitar lessons last year and every instructor is an expert in their instrument. Sometimes more than one. The customer service is great, the facility is top notch, and the performances are great. If you love music so much you want to learn to play, I highly recommend this place.
Although I am an instructor at Stages Music Arts, I am also a client!!! My daughter takes voice lessons with Shannon and is having a blast. My wife and I are very pleased. I’ve also brought in my own group to record at Stages Music Arts. Dave Nachodsky is a wizard of an engineer and I would recommend his services to anyone interested in a professional recording!
I've been going here for drum lessons and electronic music production lessons for a year or two now, and to say that this place is awesome is an understatement. This place has taught me so many things about drumming, music production, and just music in general over the time I've been here. The facility here is so nice and professional. This place let me discover my love for music production and it's now something I do from home almost every day. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to learn how to play an instrument or how to produce music.

Why Choose Stages Music Arts for Private Music Lessons?

When it comes to music education, Stages Music Arts stands out as Baltimore’s premier music school. Our facility feature two professional recording studios, on-site performance spaces and state-of-the-art lesson rooms.

With a track record of excellence and a commitment to nurturing talent, we have earned a reputation as the go-to destination for aspiring musicians in the area.

Read below to find out what sets us apart and why you should choose us for your music lessons.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Check out these videos of our students doing their thing and finding their passion!

Check Out Our Students in Action!

REAL videos from REAL Stages students filmed in our studios and featuring other Stages students and instructors!

Begin Your Music Lesson Journey with Stages Music Arts

Join the vibrant community of musicians at Stages Music Arts and unlock your true musical potential.

Contact us today to schedule your first lesson and discover why Stages Music Arts is the top choice for music lessons in Baltimore.

What Instruments Do We Teach?

Besides our core instruments, we also offer lessons on songwriting, ukulele, woodwinds, brass, strings and more!

Stages Academy Membership Benefits

The Stages Academy: More Than 1-on-1 Lessons

As a student at Stages Music Arts, you gain access to The Stages Academy: our exclusive membership program designed to enhance your musical journey. With The Stages Academy, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits, including free masterclasses and monthly workshops, discounts on events and recording sessions and exclusive performance opportunities. We believe that music education should extend beyond the classroom, and The Stages Academy allows us to provide the resources to reach your dreams.

Custom Tailored Private Music Lessons: 8-Level Curriculum

We understand that every student is different, with individual goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. Our instructors take a personalized approach, tailoring each lesson to your specific needs. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned performer, our expert instructors have created a customized curriculum to help you achieve your goals.

Private Music Lessons at Any Stage

At Stages Music Arts, age is just a number. We welcome students of all ages to join us on their musical adventure. Whether it’s your first lesson as a child, a passionate teenager, or an adult seeking to reignite your love for music, our experienced instructors are here to guide you towards your goals.

State-Of-The-Art Facility

Our facility is specifically designed to provide the perfect environment for learning and growth. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, professional recording studios, spacious practice rooms, and a welcoming atmosphere, we’ve created a space where creativity and musical expression flourish. Each lesson room is equipped with an upright piano and a home recording studio set-up. We encourage students to learn about recording themselves right from their first lesson!












Beginners Welcome! Private Music Lessons for All Levels

As a beginner, we understand that you may be unsure or nervous about starting music lessons. Don’t worry! At Stages Music Arts, we make it easy for you. All you need is a desire to learn. Our professional instructors will guide you in making the most of your learning experience.

Expert Instructors:

Our team of instructors comprises accomplished professionals with extensive experience in the music industry. They are not only skilled musicians but also passionate educators who are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. With their expertise and guidance, you’ll receive top-notch instruction and valuable insights into the world of singing.

Performance Opportunities

At Stages Music Arts, we believe that performance is an integral part of the learning process. We offer numerous opportunities throughout the year for our students to showcase their talent on stage. From recitals and open mic nights to local competitions and community events, you’ll have the chance to build confidence, gain stage experience, and share your love for music with a supportive audience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What instruments do you teach?

We offer lessons on guitar, piano, bass, drums, voice, ukulele, songwriting, electronic music production, woodwinds, strings and brass! Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it at Stages Music Arts.

Who can take lessons at Stages Music Arts?

At Stages Music Arts, we welcome students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced musician, our experienced instructors will tailor the lessons to meet your specific needs.

Do I need any prior experience or knowledge to start lessons?

No prior experience or knowledge is required to start lessons at Stages Music Arts. Our instructors will guide you from the basics to advanced techniques, helping you develop your skills regardless of your starting point.

What will I learn in lessons?

Our lessons cover a wide range of topics, music theory, technique, reading, improvisation and performance skills. Our structured curriculum ensures that you receive a comprehensive education in all aspects of musical development.

How long are the lessons, and how often should I take them?

Lessons at Stages Music Arts are available in 30, 45 or 60 minute appointments, depending on your preference and availability. The frequency of lessons can be customized based on your goals and schedule. Most students choose to have lessons once a week to maintain consistency and steady progress.

Can I choose the songs I want to learn?

Absolutely! We encourage our students to explore various genres and choose songs that resonate with them. Our instructors will work with you to select songs that align with your style and goals while also providing opportunities to challenge and expand your abilities.

Will I have performance opportunities?

Yes! We believe that performing is an essential part of a musician’s journey. At Stages Music Arts, we offer regular performance opportunities, such as recitals, open mic nights, and rock band classes. These opportunities provide a supportive environment for you to showcase your progress and gain valuable stage experience.

How do I get started with lessons at Stages Music Arts?

Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to us through our website or give us a call. Our friendly staff will assist you in scheduling a trial lesson and answering any additional questions you may have.

Have additional questions?

We’re happy to answer your questions and get you started! Give us a call at (443) 353-5300, email info@stagesmusicarts.com, or use our contact form.

Passionate Professional Instructors

Our highly-skilled instructors are industry professionals who are ready to share their passion for music with students of all ages and skills! Find your perfect match today! Sign-up for a trial!

Added Value

Your monthly membership includes more than a 1-on-1 lesson. You get access to monthly workshops, a copy of our proprietary 8-level instrument curriculum, discounts on masterclasses, concerts, studio time, and more!

Performance Programs

Join a REAL band and put on concerts at REAL local music venues. Performing is the thrill of a lifetime! Sharing your music on stage is what it’s all about!

Masterclasses & Workshops

We leverage our connections to bring in international superstars for clinics & Masterclasses. Previous guests include: Mike Stern, Oz Noy, Dennis Chambers, Nate Smith, Dave King, and more! Our instructors also host anywhere from 2-4 monthly workshops FREE for members.

Electronic Music Production Classes

We’ve developed our own unique course for students interested in learning how to produce their own electronic music using Ableton Live!

Summer Camps

Write and record original music and play in a rock concert all while making friends and having fun!

Unlock Your Musical Potential.

Enroll in Lessons at Stages Music Arts Today!

Stages Music Arts

10 Stenersen Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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Phone: (443) 353-5300

Email: info@stagesmusicarts.com

Business Hours

Monday - Friday10am - 9pm
Saturday9am - 4pm
SundayBy Appointment Only