Frequently Asked Questions

Eastside Music School offers custom-tailored private music lessons to students of all ages, levels and abilities. We offer guitar, piano, voice, drum, violin, trumpet, trombone, upright bass, flute, ukulele and music production lessons. We also offer fun and social group music classes.We pride ourselves on creating a warm, inviting and professional atmosphere to ensure a positive learning experience for all students.

We teach students of all ages at Eastside Music School. Our customers range from absolute beginners through professional touring musicians.\r\nWe have instructors who specialize in children’s music lessons (beginning at age 4) as well as lessons tailored for the adult student. Whether you’re actively performing, or have never picked up an instrument before, we’re confident we can help you “find your voice” with one of our expert instructors.

Our address is 501 N Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78702. We’re in a historic brick building at the corner of 5th street and i35, just east of the interstate. Lessons take place in our beautiful professional studio. We have 7 lesson rooms, a complete recording studio, 3 pianos including a steinway grand and ample waiting areas to ensure a high quality experience for every student.\r\n\r\n

We’re open from 10am – 8pm Monday through Thursday and from 10am – 6pm Friday – Saturday. Our teachers’ availability varies from day to day, so check our schedule to see lesson openings. Once you find a time that works for you, we encourage students enroll in weekly lessons so that you may lock in a preferred time slot.

Yes! Private lessons are our specialty. Lessons are one-on-one and custom tailored to meet your goals. We carefully match our patient, professional teachers with each student to ensure an exceptional learning experience every time.

We offer a variety of group music classes and student bands for folks interested in learning to play in a social setting. New classes start every six weeks. Check our course catalog for course offerings.

We offer 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons. Discounts are available for students who enroll in weekly lessons. Check out our Pricing page to view current tuition rates.

Lesson length depends on students level, ability and interest. We generally start young beginners with 30 minute lessons. Intermediate students enroll in 45 minute lessons and adults and advanced students take 60 minute lessons. Of course there is no hard and fast rule, Ultimately it’s up to the student / parent, and teacher to determine the appropriate lesson length.\r\n\r\nWe encourage students to enroll in regular weekly lessons. We feel this is the surest path to success on a musical instrument. Plus, you’ll receive a discounted tuition rate for weekly students and you can be sure to lock in a preferred time slot.

Tuition is due at the beginning of each month and payable online or in person. We accept cash, check or credit card. Frequently missed or excessively late payments may result in suspension or termination of lessons.\r\n\r\nStudents who begin lessons mid-month pay “pro-rated” tuition (calculated by lessons remaining in the billing cycle). The discounted monthly rate applies to pro-rated tuition.\r\n\r\nPay-per-lesson students are required to pay tuition prior to each lesson.

If you wish to cancel or reschedule your lesson we require written notice by 8pm the evening before your lesson. Lessons canceled after the 8pm cutoff are forfeited and the balance for the missed lesson due in full. Students who cancel by 8pm the evening before a lesson have the option to reschedule the missed lesson or roll a credit forward to next month’s tuition. Please direct scheduling requests to scheduling@eastsidemusic.com.

We have instruments for you to try out if you do not yet have your own. If you decide to enroll in lessons, you’ll need to acquire the appropriate instrument as practicing at home is one of the most important factors for success. We can recommend local shops that rent guitars or pianos if you’re not ready to commit to purchasing your own instrument.

Parking is available on the street or in the gravel lot south of our Eastside Music School (across 5th street). Lot parking is FREE as long as you park in front one of our Eastside Music Parking Signs, otherwise you’ll need to pay for parking. Towing is enforced.