Hired 1 time
24 years in business
Interested musical styles
Mrs. J. is a professional music teacher. She is very patient with myself and 12 year old child when we did back to back lessons. It seems she was able to tailor the lesson to each of our musical abilities. The rate was very reasonable for two half-hour lessons and was provided the option of the being at my house or hers which made scheduling flexible. She also introduced many new instruments to both of us and was able to give my son an introduction to both brass and woodwind instruments while still maintaining piano lessons. Overall the lessons are fast paced but she will work with you to identify problem areas and has offered many helpful tips and practicing routines.Dec 10, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Although I have a standard rate of $50/hour when students come to me, I am flexible for some students who only require a 30 minute lesson, and I give discounts to college students, if someone has more than one child and both are taking lessons from me, and some elderly individuals.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I usually have a consult lesson where I meet the prospective students. During this time, I find out any background that the students has had in music. I then introduce them to the instrument, in showing them the proper handling technique, finger positions and with woodwind and brass, breathing techniques. We always start with warm up exercises. I often provide the book we will be using for the students and I also find out if the student wants to learn any songs specifically.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've have been teaching music now for 20 years and enjoy working with a variety of students. Often I realize over my years of teaching, that there are several types of learners and I always like to accomidate and structure my lessons to the learner's need. I have a B.A. in Music with a specialization in Music Education and String Studies from UC Irvine. I have my certified teaching credential from the state of California in music as well. I am currently working on my Master's degree.