Ben Tyhurst, Music Teacher
About this pro
Ben Tyhurst has over 10 years of experience teaching trumpet to students from ages 8 to 80 and guided them to successfully reaching their goals and ambitions such as being top chair in their school band, making All-State Band, earning College scholarships, and more. I take pride in how I am able to assess levels and abilities of students and guide them to a potential beyond what they see as possible and help them become independent musicians. I treat all students with respect and dignity, and I ensure the highest quality of time and instruction in each lesson.
2 years in business
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lesson rates are comparable to local competition in the area and are determined by three factors: 1) Time of each lesson a) 60-minute ($55) b) 45-minute ($40) c) 30-minute ($27) How many lessons are paid for in advance: a) 4-6 b) 7-12 c) 13+ Frequency of lesson a) 1 per week (most encouraged) b) 2 per month (only use if budget or schedule does not allow weekly) c) 1 per month (only use if budget of schedule does not allow the first two options)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A new customer contacts me to set up a time for a consult. We meet to determine the level of the student, see what literature and methods books are currently in use, set goals, and determine a lesson schedule and payment plan and schedule. The consult is free of charge. When the consult is concluded, the student or parent paying for the student pays the first fee prior to the first lesson. We meet weekly from that time forward. I also share online resources with students to guide their practice sessions and help retain what was taught in each lesson. Students are free to e-mail me any questions they may have between lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelors in Music from East Tennessee State University, focus on Trumpet Performance I have taught private trumpet lessons for over 10 years A full education and music resume' can be found at my website and for Benjamin Tyhurst on linkedin.