What is TakeLessons? – Student Support 

We’ve been in business since 2006 and have helped tens of thousands of students across the nation find their perfect teacher.  We have thousands of instructors who teach a variety of different types of lessons including music, languages, tutoring, crafts and more. We have instructors that teach private one-on-one lessons in-person or online.  Online group classes are also available for certain subjects.   

Our students have taken over 1.7 million lessons through our platform!  At TakeLessons, we make it easy for our students to pay for lessons and manage their lessons schedule online through their student account. find your perfect instructor today! 

We connect teachers with new local and online students. 

TakeLessons connects students with private instructors all over the country. As one of our teaching partners, you’ll create a sweet online profile, choose the subjects you teach, set your prices and availability, and bam–your opportunity for new students grows exponentially. You can choose to teach lessons wherever you like (your home, studio, a coffee shop, library, park, etc.), including online (via video chat) or traveling to student locations. In addition to your professional profile, we also provide awesome tools to make managing your business a total breeze.  

How It Works 

 Step 1 Students search for a teacher (local or online) in 500+ different subjects by going to www.takelessons.com 

 Step 2 Students sign up and purchase lessons with you through your TakeLessons teaching profile 

 Step 3 We handle all billing for your students and pay you weekly via direct deposit for the lessons you teach 

Pretty cool, right? With TakeLessons, you get to focus on what you do best (teaching!) and we help out with the rest. We see technology as a way to make life easier, and we’ve been building tools to support independent teachers like you since 2006. 

Our cloud-based software is free and will help you streamline the day-to-day management of your business, including client scheduling and communication. When you need more students, tap into our marketplace and get visibility to thousands of potential new clients. 

Requirements: Be over the age of 18; smart phone; bank account; a computer and a webcam, if you want to teach students online. (You have the option of teaching only in person.) 


If you are a struggling artist or linguist trying to make bank, you may be able to teach your trade through TakeLessons. The site connects music, art, dance, acting and language teachers with students wanting to learn these skills. 

Registration for teachers is free, but TakeLessons will take a big bite of your pay when you book a new student. The site’s commission structure is graduated to take the most — 40% — when you have a new student, who has completed less than 5 lessons with you. The site cuts its commission to 30% for that same student’s 6th through 10th lessons; to 20% for the 11th through 15th lesson; and to 10% when the same student takes more than 15 lessons. 

TakeLessons Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

  • When was TakeLessons founded? 
  • TakeLessons was founded in 2006. 
  • Where is TakeLessons’s headquarters? 
  • TakeLessons’s headquarters is located at 350 10th Ave, San Diego. 
  • What is TakeLessons’s latest funding round? 
  • TakeLessons’s latest funding round is Acquired. 
  • How much did TakeLessons raise? 
  • TakeLessons raised a total of $17.68M. 
  • Who are the investors of TakeLessons? 
  • Investors of TakeLessons include Microsoft, Paycheck Protection Program, Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital, Triangle Peak Partners and 8 more. 
  • Who are TakeLessons’s competitors? 
  • Competitors of TakeLessons include TeachStreet. 

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