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Very knowledgable and experienced teacher who draws on both personal experiences and previous instructional approaches by his teachers. So far ( 2 lessons ), very satisfied.Jul 16, 2016Verified
Piano Lessons (for adults)
Alan's great! I leave my lessons totally inspired and wanting to become a better musician.Mar 11, 2017Verified
Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Alan Cross is great teacher. He assessed the level my son was in very well and customized his teaching accordingly. The pace at which lessons are taught are appropriate for my son. Mr. Cross takes practicing at home pretty seriously, which is a plus for our family.Jul 21, 2015Verified
Alan is our family piano instructor. My older son, 12, younger son, 8, and myself, 50 something, have been taking lessons from Alan for over 3 years. He is disciplined in his approach; no short cuts or progressing a student just for the sake of appeasing a parents desire to get from level 1 to 10. He allows us to suggest and play music we like as well as well as work on theory, which has helped everyone. My older son accelerated in jr orchestra (mariba). We are learning and playing both classical music, blues, and jazz. Just cool. -stuApr 14, 2015
Alan taught my 14 year old son and he was excellent in tailoring his lessons to my son's musical interests, helping him prepare for successful HS auditions, and offering a flexible lesson schedule to accommodate a busy student's schedule. Alan is an encouraging and very positive teacher whom I would reccomend.May 30, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer half hour, forty five minute and one hour lessons. Half hour lessons are $37, forty five minute lessons are $55 and hour lessons are $72.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Generally I first try to figure what the student's interests and goals are. Much of this happens through Thumbtack but also may continue once we meet in person. I also will provide curriculum on your first lesson, sometimes the second, which includes custom scale and chord worksheets, jumping into books and finding appropriate exercises when helpful.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied music, taking private lessons and music theory and ensemble classes at Concordia University. My focus was on Jazz and classical. I was a leader in the Concordia Jazz Combo as well as in another ensemble.