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FAQ

 

WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU TEACH?

I teach most band and orchestra instruments.  My most commonly taught instruments are: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Flute.

WHAT MUSIC GENRES DO YOU TEACH?

In short, I teach ALL genres and styles of music, but my most frequently taught are Rock, Classical, Pop, Jazz, and Singer/Songwriter.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?

In addition to instrumental skills, I teach a wide variety of musical subjects and skills, including music theory, ear training, audition prep, composition, improvisation, and sight-reading.  I also teach several kinds of music software, including Logic Pro, Garage Band, Finale, and Musescore

HOW LONG/HOW OFTEN ARE LESSONS?

Lesson length and frequency depend on the student's age, goals, and dedication.  Most students 4-11 start with 30 minutes once a week, while middle school aged students and older may prefer to start with 45 or 60 minute lessons weekly.  Students who have big goals may opt to do more than one lesson per week.  As with our lesson content, lesson length and frequency are customized to your particular goals and needs.

HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?

Lessons are available in the following lengths:


30 minutes: $40/lesson

45 minutes: $50/lesson

60 minutes: $60/lesson


All lessons are currently online only.  In the future, I will resume offering lessons in my home or yours, in addition to online lessons.  There is an additional travel charge (distance-based) for me to come to your home.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

Most students pay with Venmo or cash, but other arrangements can be made in special cases.

Students commit to a monthly schedule for lessons and payment is due on the first of the month each month.  

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY LESSON?

Lessons can be canceled or rescheduled via email or text up to 24 hours before the lesson.  

In case of severe illness or family emergency, lessons may be rescheduled less than 24 hours in advance.

Late cancellations and no-shows may be rescheduled if my schedule allows, however I cannot guarantee availability.  

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?

Practice expectations will depend on the age/goals of the student.  I ask my young students to start out practicing 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  Older students typically practice 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  Research shows that practicing a short time many days a week is MUCH more effective at learning and retaining skills than practicing a long time once or twice a week.