- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
⭐️ There is NO charge for the initial 15-minute meet and greet Zoom session. ⭐️ Two types of billing: 1️⃣ initial sessions or extra lessons (billed a là carte) 2️⃣ monthly tuition plans (sessions held weekly & billed monthly) ⭐️ INITIAL SESSIONS OR EXTRA LESSONS (3 options): 1️⃣ $35 or $25 (first rate is for new students, second is for current students). • Video or audio recording evaluation: send me an audio or video recording and receive professional feedback on your performance. • Other option is to use this for a LIVE group session via Zoom. 2️⃣ $65 for 50 minutes for a PRIVATE session with a teaching assistant trained by Mage, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music • Live private session held via Zoom. 3️⃣ $100 for 50 minutes for a PRIVATE session with MAGE, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music • Live private session held via Zoom. ⭐️ A NO charge virtual studio visit is also available during select times. ⭐️ MONTHLY TUITION PLANS: 1️⃣ Basic @ $225 per month (50 private minutes per week) 2️⃣ Express @ $400 per month (50 private minutes once per week, live via Zoom) 3️⃣ Full @ $700 per month (50 private minutes TWICE per week, live via Zoom) ⭐️ Recurring lessons are billed as monthly tuition with lessons held almost every week (44 weeks of the year). ⭐️ TO HIRE ME AS A TEACHER: Monthly tuition plans start at $190 per month and include group workshops and recitals held almost every moth on select Saturdays. ⭐️ LIVE office hours are available at NO charge on select Mondays. ⭐️ TO HIRE ME AS A PERFORMER: In-person performances start at $200 per hour depending on location; virtual performances are the same rate as virtual music lessons. ⭐️ ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING is also available. 💳2023 REGISTRATION FEE (for monthly music lesson tuition plans only): • A $30 non-refundable registration fee applies to the first invoice. • For returning students who have not had a lesson in the last 30 days the registration fee applies again. • The registration fee is applied in addition to the first month of lessons. • A $15 recital fee is due the first week of June from all students to cover the costs of printing programs and setting up recitals. • Additional fees are required for participation in other local, state, and national music events. • For students who would like to register in the Express and Full plans, a $25.00 recital fee for the year will also apply.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to talk to families and students before starting the lessons. I may ask questions such as if the student has taken lessons before, how much experience on the instrument they have, and what their goals are with lessons and musical growth. It is important for me to make sure that the lessons are a good fit for everyone–communication and rapport are both key! I will even be happy to give you referrals if I know a better that is available. 1️⃣ Start by setting up a meet and greet Zoom session! 2️⃣ After our initial meeting, we will decide if we want to do an initial coaching session. 3️⃣ We can then decide to enroll in recurring lessons. ⚠️ MOST lessons are conducted online UNLESS it’s a designated recital or workshop OR if students are taking classes with me at Antelope Valley College. Performances are offered both in-person and online depending on the location.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
• Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance & Composition from • California Institute of the Arts • Bachelor of Jazz Music Studies from Vancouver Island University • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music • Royal Conservatory Certified Teacher • Member of the American Federation of Musicians • Member of the Music Teachers National Association • Active Teaching Artist in the Ventura County Arts Council’s Artists in the Classroom program • Teach Music Online Certified Online Music Teacher hi