Music lessons for children and teenagers

Everything you need to know as parents if your child wants to learn how to play an instrument.

Which kind of music lessons is right for your child?

If early musical education or private music lessons, there are many ways to learn how to play an instrument as a child.

Making music has a positive effect on your child's development

Learning to play an instrument is also beneficial for children at a young age in many ways

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Improves memory

Making music is good for building new synapses for young and old 

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Good for self-discipline

Practice makes perfect, this is already true for the little ones 

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Making music calms

Reduces stress and has a calming effect on young and older people 

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Builds self-confidence

Making music in a group can help create a feeling of accomplishment

What types of music lessons are available?

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Private individual lessons

In private one-on-one lessons, the lesson takes place directly between the child and the music teacher. Either at the parent’s home, or in a studio with the music teacher of choice. Private lessons for children usually do not take place online.

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Group music lessons

Group lessons take place with several other children. Usually at a similar age level and with similar experience. Depending on the age, this format encourages making music together. This is often the case with early musical education.

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Foster & supplement

In addition to the first two formats, there are supplementary lessons, e.g. parent-child formats or special foster programs for particularly talented music students in music schools.

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Three different music lesson formats and offers for your child

From public music schools to individual private lessons, there is something for every child.

Public music school

There are public music schools in almost every town in Switzerland. The lessons usually start with the enrollment of the child and are partly financed by the public sector. Registration usually happens in May/June or October/November for at least one semester in advance. It is possible that lessons are held individually or in groups and mostly at the place of the music school.

Private music school

Especially in urban areas or in the agglomeration you can also find offers of private music schools. At private music schools, the lessons are not subsidized, but the registration deadlines are usually more flexible and registrations are also possible during the year. The place of teaching in most cases is at the location of the music school and depending on the offer, individual or group lessons are offered.

Private music lessons

Private music lessons are the most flexible and individual way for your child to learn a musical instrument. Private music teachers either have their own studio or teach directly at the child's home. Depending on your needs, you can also buy smaller subscription packages (e.g. from three lessons). Private lessons are not funded by the public sector and are practically always held on a one-to-one basis.

Qualifications of teachers and prices for music lessons

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Music Pedagogical Association

The SMPV is the professional association for music and education in Switzerland. The teachers of the SMPV are all graduated and highly qualified to teach children or young people. All members have at least a master's degree in music education. The pricing policy is established by the SMPV.

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Association of Public Music Schools

Music teachers who already teach at a public music school can be found on the subpages of the respective music schools of the VMS. Here, too, much emphasis is put on the education of the teachers. The teachers often have a master's degree in music education or performance. The pricing policy is based on the specifications of the respective music school.

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Education for private teaching

For private lessons and especially when dealing with children, make sure that teachers have a degree in music pedagogy or are at least in education at a music conservatory in Switzerland. The prices are set either by the teacher or in our case by the platform.

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Benefit from a unique offering by Musik Hug for all rental instruments exclusively for customers of Matchspace Music.

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Which instrument is suitable for which age?

Not every instrument is equally suited for children at a young age, so here are a few pointers to help you decide.

Instrument

Age

Buying

Renting

Piano

As of 5 years

As of CHF 4‘000

As of CHF 70/month

Digital Piano

As of 5 years

As of CHF 250

As of CHF 30/month

Guitar

As of 4 years

As of CHF 200

As of CHF 30/month

Singing

As of 4 years

N/A

N/A

Violoncello

As of 6 years

As of CHF 4‘500

As of CHF 55/month

Violin

As of 4 years

As of CHF 2‘000

As of CHF 30/month

Flute

As of 3 years

As of CHF 20

N/A

Transverse Flute

As of 8 years

As of CHF 800

As of CHF 30/month

Clarinet

As of 8 years

As of CHF 800

As of CHF 40/month

Trumpet

As of 8 years

As of CHF 500

As of CHF 25/month

Sax

As of 8 years

As of CHF 600

As of CHF 50/month

Drums

As of 8 years

As of CHF 2‘000

As of CHF 60/month

Rental musical instruments for children

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Music teachers for private lessons  

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CHF 50

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Violin/Viola Lessons in English ..

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Sebastian

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4052, Basel

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Viola | Violin

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Concerto | Baroque | Orchestra | Chamber Music | Classical

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CHF 45

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Flute lessons for kids or beginning ...

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Caterina

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8008, Zürich

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Flute

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Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp

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Pop | Jazz Blues | Jazz | Blues Rock | Classical

Starting at

CHF 40

for 30 minutes

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Piano lessons: Beginners...

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Olga

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6010, Luzern

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Keyboard | Piano

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Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp

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Classical

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Discover our music teachers and lessons

Starting at

CHF 50

for 30 minutes

Free Trial

Violin/Viola Lessons in English ..

violin

Sebastian

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location_on

4052, Basel

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Viola | Violin

category

Concerto | Baroque | Orchestra | Chamber Music | Classical

Starting at

CHF 45

for 30 minutes

Free Trial

Live Online

Flute lessons for kids or beginning ...

flute

Caterina

star
location_on

8008, Zürich

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Flute

duo

Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp

category

Pop | Jazz Blues | Jazz | Blues Rock | Classical

Starting at

CHF 40

for 30 minutes

Free Trial

Live Online

Piano lessons: Beginners...

piano

Olga

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location_on

6010, Luzern

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Keyboard | Piano

duo

Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp

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Classical

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Have questions or need support?

We’re happy to support you personally. Ask us anything related to our offering for music teachers and students or go straight to our help section to read frequently asked questions.

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Olivier Kipfer

Customer Success Manager

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