- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Event rates are calculated based on a phone/email consultation about your needs, and vary according to location, number of musicians requested, custom arrangements, and other factors. I work hard to find a solution to keep events on budget while guaranteeing the best possible quality of performance. The stated rate in my profile is the rate for solo acoustic violin, my most minimal service. There are additional hourly charges for amplification/backing tracks/additional musicians. I do have a two hour minimum for most events, but in the case of a very short event (e.g. a proposal) where only one or two songs are required, I am willing to consider a discount off my usual two hour rate if scheduling permits. Most events also incur a small booking charge to cover my advertising on this site, and some events include a travel fee. All costs will be clear up front from the time you receive your initial quote, and will be clearly indicated in the professional contract you will receive when booking. For violin lessons, I charge $45 per half hour lesson, $65 per 45 minutes, and $80 per hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I begin with a phone/email consultation to determine the needs of the client, then work from there. I offer hands on, personalized planning from start to finish and enjoy developing a relationship with my clients that allows me to completely understand their needs & visions.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory SF Conservatory of Music