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Interested musical styles
I haven't actually had my first lesson yet but Joe was great about getting back to me to set it up!Oct 30, 2015Verified
He made their lessons fun, adding a positive twist that kept them interested in their music and practicing. Mr. Joe always treated his students with kindness and used positive reinforcement. His true interest in his students inspired them to perform their best and appreciate music. He is not only a talented musician but also a wonderful mentor.Oct 2, 2015
As a former student of Mr. Joe and the mother of two of his other students, I have nothing but praise for his teaching. While his grasp of music theory and song construction seems to be innate, his ability to teach those concepts on a level perfectly matched to each student is excellent. Mr. Joe has fueled a passion for music in my sons that has only grown stronger throughout 8 years of study. They actually WANT to practice their piano. Mr. Joe has the ability to use each student's inherent love of music as a framework for learning theory, technique, and musicianship. I can (and do) recommend Mr. Joe as an instructor of the highest level.Sep 30, 2015
Thanks to Joe's enthusiasm, talent and ability to create lessons around my son's musical preferences, my son always looked forward to his lessons!Sep 30, 2015
Mr. Joe went the extra mile to help motivate my kids with practicing. Both my kids enjoyed playing and learning a mixture of styles with him.Sep 30, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?AT CEDARSTONE: 30min lessons - $120/month. 45min lessons - $180/month. 60min lessons - $240/month. IN YOUR HOME: 30min lessons - $140/month. 45min lessons - $210/month. 60min lessons - $280/month.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We talk about the student's favorite music and start creating a "Songs I Love" list that we can work on during lessons. We discuss their musical experience and where they envision themselves in the future.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor's Degree in Music from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 15 years teaching experience (Island Music, Wausau Conservatory of Music). 30 years of international performances. 20 years songwriting.