World Class Online Music Education

For everyone. For free. Forever.

Child Learning Violin Online

Learn or teach via our online methods for 15 instruments.

Child Playing Flute

Our free Fundamentals of Music Mastery methods are perfect for ensemble programs, homeschoolers, and individuals learning at home.

Band: Alto Saxophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba

Orchestra: Cello, Upright Bass, Viola, and Violin

Why Choose Practicing Musician?

Helping you become a practicing musician is our only goal.

We combine time-tested instrumental music education methods with up-to-date research on how humans learn – to accelerate your growth as a musician.

Fundamentals of Music Mastery Method Books


Teachers, parents, and learners of all ages can use Practicing Musician completely free of charge,  forever.


3,500+ video tutorials, sheet music, and assignments intuitively organized for efficient and effective learning.


Learn on your own or start playing with friends on day 1, even if this is your first time picking up an instrument!

Free percussion lessons online - drum lessons online

Looking for one-on-one help?


Four private lessons cost only $90/month.

√ Research-based
√ Expert instruction
√ Guided learning path
√ Live feedback
√ Recurring sessions

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Join us any time from July 8-22, for our fourth-annual summer symposium to help you get the most out of Practicing Musician.



“I highly recommend Practicing Musician. It is professional, user-friendly, accessible, and versatile. I was also very impressed by the IT support to resolve questions and issues. And it’s free – you can’t ask for a better price!”

Stanislaw Hoholuk, Music Teacher, Bishop Kearney High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rochester, New York
Dr. Frederick Burrack

“We’ve been waiting for a technological adaptation of the Model Cornerstone Assessments since the re-envisioning of the National Core Arts Standards in 2014. Practicing Musician has provided a viable and useful solution.”

Dr. Frederick Burrack, Co-Chair of Model Cornerstone Assessment Development, Director of Assessment, Kansas State University
Reese Burgan

“I highly recommend Practicing Musician for anyone who is looking for passionate and effective musicians and teachers.”

Reese Burgan, Adjunct Professor, Lone Star College
Dr. Bret Smith

“I can’t think of a project that is more relevant to our current challenges, with as much potential impact.”

Dr. Bret Smith, Professor, Faculty Legislative Representative, and Assessment Coordinator at Central Washington University
Caitlin Brock Testimonial

“Having access to Practicing Musician has been one of the best things for my program.”

Caitlin Brock, Band Director and VAPA Department Head, Lynwood Unified School District
Catherine Stadulis Testimonial

“My students are always asking, “when can we use Practicing Musician again?!” because they just have such a great time with the program.”

Catherine Stadulis, Band Director, Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle
Valerie Coolidge

“I love Practicing Musician’s method. It’s saving me so much time. Today I used it to assign what will be a semester’s worth of work for my HS students, and it only took a half hour. Oh, thank you!!”

Valerie Coolidge, Jr/Sr High Music Director Oroville, WA
Mary Ellen Hodges Testimonial

“Thanks to Practicing Musician, my students are leaps and bounds ahead of where they normally are at this time in the year!”

Mary Ellen Hodges, Elementary General Music Teacher, Burlington-Edison School District.
Shannon Waldo

“My students were bummed when I told them we wouldn’t use Practicing Musician on Tuesday but celebrated when they learned we’d be at it again on Thursday!”

Shannon Waldo, Director of Bands, Billings R-IV School District

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