Types of Lessons offered:
Guitar: Beginner - Advanced
Bass: Beginner - Advanced
Piano: Beginner - Intermediate
Theory: Beginner - Advanced
Lessons are given in the student's home, so pricing can vary based on the travel distance required. Please contact me for details.
Lesson payments are due at the beginning of each lesson. As of now, the accepted forms of payment are cash and checks.
The trial lesson is a sample lesson provided so that each potential student can experience a lesson in person. There is no charge for the trial lesson unless a second lesson is scheduled. If there is no second lesson, the trial lesson is completely free. If you schedule a second lesson, payment for the trial lesson will be added to the regular lesson payment.
Lessons can be any time length. The most popular lesson lengths are 45 minutes every week, 1 hour every week, and 1 hour every other week. Custom time lengths can be set up if desired, but lessons generally must be at least 45 minutes. 30 minute lessons are only available in certain situations (mostly for younger children).
Music lessons are meant to be fun and enjoyable experiences, but regular attendance is required if the lessons are to have their full effect. Spotty attendance may result in the forfeiture of a lesson time. When a cancellation must be made, please try to give as much notice as possible. If a student cancels a lesson with less than 24 hours notice, the full price of the lesson must be paid. If possible, a make-up lesson will be scheduled, but this is not guaranteed and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
The only thing required for lessons is an instrument that is in good working order; however, there are several items that come highly recommended. The first is some sort of notebook or folder for the student to use to organize lesson materials. The second is a metronome, a device that will keep time so the student can practice to a steady beat. For guitar students, a guitar tuner is also highly recommended, as a tuner will help make sure the strings are at the correct pitch.