|Sunday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Mark Newstetter - Balboa Guitars
About this pro
I'm devoted to teaching. This is not merely a sideline for me. I've put over twenty years into developing my teaching method and have had hundreds of students who have found great enjoyment playing their favorite music and learning about the way music really works! I really enjoy seeing a student develop new skills. Some people take longer than others, and I enjoy the challenge of finding what works for each student. It's my job as a teacher to adapt my method to the individual.
9 years in business
14 hires on Thumbtack
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons rates are; $50 for an individual one hour lesson $270 for a series of 6 lessons. ($45 per hour/lesson) This rate includes my lesson book worth $20 $400 for a series of 10 lessons. ($40 per hour/lesson) This rate also includes my lesson book worth $20
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've been playing the guitar since I was nine years old. By the time I was in my thirties I had played at dozens of clubs, been in a few bands and had extensive performing experience as a solo artist. It's tough making money as a musician, so I've had many "day jobs" over the years, but splitting your life in two also takes its toll. Teaching guitar has enabled me to keep my whole life focused on what I love most.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Students sometimes think that they have to please the teacher. As far as I'm concerned, the only person a guitar student needs to please is their self. Getting good on the guitar is the result of diligent practice. You have to enjoy the process. Ultimately others will enjoy hearing you play when you've reached a certain level of proficiency. My job is to help you get there - but you're not doing it for me, but for yourself.
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