Savage Music and Mentoring
About this pro
I have been taking voice lessons from Lou Savage for a few months now he is excellent. He has a great way of referencing a movie or describing a great meal or talking about how a sailboat sails on the water, and how these references can influence singing and learning how to use one's voice in performing. I have really enjoy my time with him. Thank you for everything Lou.May 4, 2018
Lou's experience, professionalism, and flexible approach is going to make a big difference in my musicianship.Apr 11, 2018Verified
Photos and Videos
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge by the month. Visit "pricing and details" at my website. My pricing has been fairly constant. When I began teaching at Rancho Canyon Music in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2005, their prices were $30 for 30 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes. The same goes for Jim's Music in Tustin where I started in 2007. The only change has been an increase to $35 for 30 minute lessons. Despite the fact that everything else around us has gone up in price - gas, rent, home prices - my lesson prices have for the most part not changed in 12 years. Curiously, when I was studying with Dave Perlman, Principle Bassist of the Cleveland Orchestra 40 years ago, his fee for a 1 hour lesson was $40. So my fee is 50% higher, but after after 40 years. On the other hand, the base price of a 1980 Mustang at the time was $5,413 at base price. In 2017, a Ford Mustang starts around $26,000. That's an increase of over 380%.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Most... actually, all professional musicians will say that they didn't choose playing music, music chose them. As far as teaching, you could say that I just wanted to do for others what my teachers did for me. I look back at my teachers with with warmth and fondness.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I work with every type of person, aged 4 to 82, students, professionals, doctors, lawyers, moms, dads, plain-old people... every type. The interesting thing is, that no matter what you do or how well you do what you do, if you have a genius IQ or you're famous in your own world, it usually means nothing when you visit me. Everyone starts from step one; whatever it is that you're amazing at in your own life doesn't mean much here. The way of thinking is completely different, as if the rules of life are different. Whatever thinking strategies you've used to get where you are, they rarely work here. The reason is that music uses a seemingly completely different area of the mind than most other things. Aspects of it are reational, but one needs to train one's self to access that other part of the mind. And, that part of the mind, depending on the task, can be so simple that people become handicapped by the paradox of its simplicity.