Music Lessons Express (MLE) is the only music studio in Tallahassee that provides lessons any place, any time, and any age. You can take lessons either in our studio on Apalachee Parkway or in your home. We teach seven days a week and offer instruction for ages 3 to adult. We love what we do and who we do it for! Come join the MLE family!

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Music for All Levels
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Beginner Lessons

It’s never too early, or too late, to begin learning a musical instrument. Our experienced teaching instructors will create a customized learning plan  to help you reach your musical goals whether you’re 3 or 83. 

All students meet weekly with their private instructor for one-on-one music lessons at either our studio, online, or in their home. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of music including technique, note reading, and rhythm while also exploring their own musical interests. Students also have the opportunity to perform in our recitals twice a year.  

Beginning lessons are recommended for new students over the age of 4 and all students under the age of 12. Starting at $115 per month. 

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Intermediate Lessons

MLE instructors have helped dozens of students successfully prepare for competitions, Solo & Ensemble/All-State, and youth orchestra/school orchestra auditions. Intermediate lessons are a good fit for students who are looking to take their performance goals to the next level.

Students meet weekly with their private instructor and will tackle more ambitious repertoire, continue to refine their technique, and learn about other aspects of music such as history and theory. Intermediate students are encouraged to participate in performances outside of MLE including regional and national competitions, summer music festivals, and other opportunities as appropriate.

This lesson length is recommended for students who are at least 10 years old and who have been studying for more than 2 years. Lessons start at $172.50 per month.

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Advanced Lessons

Advanced lessons are recommended for students who want to make music a top priority. Our talented instructors have performed around the country and have degrees from some of the most prestigious music schools in the world. They are ready to help students navigate the pre-professional music world including building a music resume, preparing for college and summer music festival auditions, and designing a healthy practice and performance regimen.

Students will meet one-on-one with their instructor each week to work on challenging, concert-level repertoire, technique, sight reading, and performance skills. Instructors will also help students find additional performance and competition opportunities to further their careers. Whatever your goals are, we will help you achieve them.

This lesson length is recommended for new students over the age of 15 who have been studying for at least 5 years. Advanced lessons are required for high school students who intend to audition for music school. Lessons start at $230 per month.

Music Lessons Express

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Our goal is to instill and foster a deep love of music, and to help develop skills in a fun and interactive way so that our students can start creating music on their own! You don’t need to know anything about music or an instrument to start with us. We will teach you how to read music and play your musical instrument.

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My daughter and I have been taking violin lessons for nine months and have had a very positive experience. As a former piano teacher myself, I know the hard work that goes into not only teaching competently, but maintaining good relationships with families and providing performance opportunities throughout the year. MLE has the infrastructure to support consistent quality while also maintaining the personal attention and flexibility that one associates with a neighborhood music instructor. – Summer Calder

We have had a year of guitar with Brett Wellman #stonecoldbluesband, a year of drum with miles and now we are starting the third year… guitar again with leam. Music, what a great way for kids to expresses themselves. – Matthew Borman

Music Lessons Express is a wonderful place to learn music! Highly recommended! – Keith Stevens

Since my daughter started in MLE she has been progressing so much and loves to practice between lessons. Her teacher is amazing, always on time and challenges my daughter with her music. I would recommend MLE to anyone who want to progress in music and have a professional, but fun atmosphere. – Wioleta G.

Great place to learn music…the skill that lasts a lifetime! – Darlene Drew

Teachers with great energy and enthusiasm and a plan for success whether a young student or beginning adults! Jim’s Pianos thinks you guys make Tallahassee SOUND GOOD! – GinaMarie Senters