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Been taking lessons from Linda for the past two+ years; have learned a lot, including reading some music in both standard notation and tablature. She is talented in teaching middle-aged folks such as myself, and younger ones alike. Always friendly, patient, and reliable. I am learning to play an electric guitar, and plan to continue my studies with Linda as my teacher.Sep 30, 2018
Can’t recommend Mage Music enough, she has been incredibly responsive and punctual throughout the entire process, reaching out to me and also being ready exactly at the given time. The lessons themselves are very well structured and she has a talent for explaining more complex topics and clarifying anything a student might have questions. Overall five out of five star experience.Sep 30, 2019Verified
three lessons in, have never played before. Linda makes you feel comfortable and is very positive and energetic! excellent instruction!! blessed to have found such a great instructor, a real person !!Dec 8, 2019Verified
Mage is very professional and friendly. She explains, demonstrates and observes me playing. Mage is also very good at answering my questions. She assigns weekly exercises and follows up at the next lesson. I’m very pleased!Aug 28, 2019Verified
My 8 year old beginner has enjoyed the first couple months of lessons. I wasn't sure how lessons over Skype would go but for us it's worked perfectly well and made it very convenient. Mage seems an experienced and competent teacher, she is a friendly person, flexible to schedule times with, and has a pretty streamlined process for getting everything arranged.Jan 24, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Registration Fee – For NEW students a $20 non-refundable registration fee applies to the first invoice. For returning students who have not had a lesson for 6 months the registration fee applies again. The registration fee is applied in addition to the first month of lessons. Monthly Rate Packages – The most popular monthly rate packages include weekly lessons of 30 minutes at $100/month, 45 minutes at $150/month, and 1 hour at $200/month. Longer duration packages exist and are typically used for students that are studying more than one instrument. Each monthly rate package includes 1 lesson per week which usually equates to 4 lessons per month, and in certain months there might be 5 lessons (not guaranteed). If signing up for lessons in the middle of the month only that portion of the month is billed. A 15-minute FREE consultation is available if you have questions or if you need device setup for online lessons (live through FaceTime, Skype, Hangouts, Zoom, etc.).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to talk to parents 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 he/she has, and what his/her 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!
- 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 • 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