10 Best Music Lessons in New Hampshire

Whether it’s the saxophone, the bass guitar or the ukulele, New Hampshire’s music lessons will help transform you into a skilled musician. Learn from the best of the best and refine your craft. Whether it’s for enhancing your skills or you’re just picking up an instrument for the first time, these music lessons have something for everyone. Here are our favorites. 

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, Portsmouth, NH

Offering after-school music lessons for students, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center also hosts drop-in classes for adults as well. Lessons are offered in African drums, bass guitar, clarinet, drums, fiddle, flute, guitar, mandolin, piano, saxophone, trumpet, ukulele, viola, violin and voice, students may also take part in music therapy. Drop-in classes for adults vary.

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Ear Craft Music, Dover, NH

Ear Craft Music in Dover has an impressive roster of instructors teaching music lessons. Choose from acoustic guitar, electric and bass guitar, all band instruments, drums, ukulele, piano and keyboard, viola, violin, cello and voice. If you’d like to check the instructors out, check with Ear Craft. Most of them are professional musicians, so you can see how proficient they are before signing on for lessons.

NH Tunes, Manchester, NH

Music lessons are available at NH Tunes for all ages and all skill levels. Learn to play guitar, piano, drums, bass or woodwind instruments, or take voice lessons. Lessons are available online for adults only, who wish to learn guitar or ukulele. All the instructors have formal music education training and have been or currently are performers. Class openings and dates are available online.

Seacoast Academy of Music, North Hampton, NH

Students of all ages are welcome to take music instruction at Seacoast Academy of Music. Choose from private lessons or ensembles. Lessons are available for cello, violin, viola, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba, flute clarinet, saxophone, piano and keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and voice. Music theory classes, as well as composition and arranging classes are available as well.

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Rick Bieniek Music Studios, Durham, NH

At Rick Bieniek Music Studios, students of any age can learn to play violin, viola, cello, mandolin and guitar. All lessons are private in studios located in Durham, Manchester and Rochester. Several musical styles are taught as well, including classical, jazz, rock and more. Mr. Bieniek holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and he taught music in the Manchester School system. He also served as concertmaster of the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra. Call to inquire about lesson availability.

Heath’s Piano Studio, Portsmouth, NH

At Heath’s Piano Studio, students from age five through adult will benefit from the comprehensive approach to piano lessons that John Heath offers. Learn to play classical music, jazz, New Age, rock and more while perfecting the solid structure required to become a proficient pianist.

Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, NH

Students of all ages are eligible to take music lessons at Manchester Community Music School. Choose from private lessons or ensembles. Choose from piano, violin, viola, cello and flute, as well as music theory. Music therapy is available at the school, too.

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Strings & Things Music, Concord, NH

Instruction on string instruments, piano and voice lessons are available at Strings & Things Music. You may choose from private lessons or ensemble learning. Jazz and rock ensembles are encouraged for all taking music lessons. Recitals are held in spring and fall for those studying vocals. Call for schedules and availability.

Mountain Top Music Center, Conway, NH

A large number of adults and children are enjoying a music education at Mountain Top Music Center in Conway. Using music to build the community, the center encourages ensemble work and collaborations with other schools. Students may choose from piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, viola, violin, cello, percussion and voice. Music composition and music theory classes are available, too.

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Lidman Music Studio, Nashua, NH

Music lessons are available to both children and adults at Lidman Music Studio. Choose from violin, viola and piano. All lessons are private and students are encouraged to go at their own pace. The instructors are experienced both as teachers and performers. The studio has 20 years of music lessons to its credit.

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