Prospect Music Lessons
Prospect Music Lessons



Prospect Music Lessons provides instruction on Guitar, Piano, Violin, Bass, Drums, Woodwinds, and many other instruments in the most comfortable setting for you and your children - your home. We offer rates as low as $60 per visit (depending on the length of the lesson) with our weekly package deal. Add family members in the same visit and save!

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Founder and lead teacher Braden Palmer has been providing private music lessons for over 20 years, the last 14 in Brooklyn, NY, mostly in the vicinity of Park Slope. He has a Bachelor's degree in Jazz from New School University, a Master's degree in Classical from Brooklyn College and is a member of NAfME and NYSSMA. Testimonials can be found on PSP, Google, Yelp, and our website.

Reviews (7)

  • Prospect Music Lessons/Braden Palmer

    Braden has taught both my sons, 8 and 10, piano and guitar, respectively, for 2+ years. He is great with both my boys; patient and encouraging. He's also extremely knowledgeable (is there an instrument he doesn't play?!?). His passion for music and philosophy that instruction should be accessible and fun comes through, and our family loves that about him. He is open to teaching my boys tunes ranging from Guns n' Roses to Led Zeppelin and beyond, and he gently pushes them to keep progressing. He is also incredibly responsive and reliable. I highly recommend!!
  • seeking guitar teacher who makes house calls!

    We use Braden and he comes to our house.
  • Seeking Guitar Lessons for 12 year old

    My son took clarinet lessons for a couple of years, from 9 to 11, from Kyle Schweizer at Prospect Music Lessons, who also teaches guitar, as does another teacher, Braden Palmer. Kyle was only teaching woodwinds at the time, but he's amazing musically and my son really liked him. From seeing Braden and his students (he taught mostly guitar, some piano, and worked with kids on singing and songwriting) at recitals, they all seemed to like him too and be learning a lot. So I would recommend either Kyle or Braden.
  • Review for Braden Palmer

    Both my daughters (9 & 10)have been taking piano lessons from Braden Palmer since 2014, and have had wonderful experiences. He has taught them how to read, and understand music. He has instilled accountability in practicing, which they respect. He has shown great patience when working with my ADHD daughter. The lessons are at the end of the day, and for my ADHD kid- the meds have worn off. She has good days and bad days, but Braden has always treated her with the respect he expects and doesn't put up with nonsense. He understands the challenges in dealing with an ADHD kid who cannot sit still too long and has never complained. He has seen her interest in changing to the Guitar and has communicated the benefits to the girls playing different instruments. He has seen this could be a way they learn at different paces and one is not significantly better than the other, which would avoid feelings of inadequacy. He sees the strengths in both girls and encourages them to be the best they want to be! I highly recommend Braden, and I am certain, if he is around until college, he will be in our lives..
  • review for Braden Palmer, Guitar

    Both of my stepdaughters (9 and 13) have been taking guitar lessons with Braden since 2011, and they've had a wonderful experience with him. He has taught them to read music, instilled a sense of responsibility about practicing in them (which is itself a miracle), and has helped them to overcome their hesitations about playing in front of others. Braden is a phenomenal teacher, and both girls respect him highly and really value their time with him. When we had to make decisions about which activities to stay committed to this year, both girls fought hard for lessons with Braden, both because they enjoy guitar, and because they thought that the mentoring relationship they had built with Braden was really valuable. He gives them a lot of flexibility in choosing to play songs they like, while also steering them towards things they can manage. He is also very generous with his time, and has been endlessly gracious about managing our changing schedules. Our girls have done a wide range of after-school activities, and Braden is easily the best teacher we have ever encountered. I can't recommend him highly enough.
  • review

    My 10-year-old son has been taking guitar lessons from Braden for 2 years and he's had a great experience. He'd never taken any music lessons when he started, so Braden taught him to read music, recognize the different chords, keep time, etc. He's not just learning to play 4-chord rock songs but really learning individual notes and getting a great basis for further musical education in addition to having fun playing the guitar! Braden is extremely patient and willing to work with my squirmy boy. He's also a great musician himself and we've had fun going to see him play with his swing band at Two Boots. He organizes recitals for all his students twice a year and it's also been fun to see what the older kids are learning -- very motivational for my son. I would recommend Braden highly.
  • (no subject)

    Besides being a talented musician with diverse styles in music (rock, blues, classical, and jazz), Braden is unbelievably amazing with children! My son (15), who only played the Guitar Hero video game before, has liked him from the beginning over two years ago. He practices consistently, is always excited about the lessons, and always strives to learn more. Braden has even helped him form a band by getting him together with another one of his students. Braden has worked with their band, and has helped them prepare for shows and with writing songs. Further more, with Braden's help, my son has learned patience and humility, two skills that have helped him outside of his musical studies. For all these reasons, I would highly recommend Braden Palmer to anyone who not only wants to learn how to play the guitar, but who also wants the opportunity to become a great musician!!! May, 2010