Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I have played and been involved in Music for close to 30 years. I have a Bachellors degree in music from California State University Northridge, one of the best music programs in California. I have over 22 years experience working with children, and over 10 years experience working with special needs children. I have studied child psychology, applied behavior, psychology of music, special needs populations, and recording arts. Most importantly, I love teaching music. :)
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. I charge $50 an hour or $30 a half hour for lessons in my studio in Moorpark.
I charge $60 an hour or $45 per 45 minutes if I travel to you.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I have been involved in music most of my life and began studying education in 2001.
After completing my music degree in 2011 I formed JBS music and have had good success.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Teaching Piano, Drum set, Percussion, and Music theory to typical and special needs children and adults. I am usually requested to travel to my students homes.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I am currently working on a duet version of Pink Floyd's "Fearless" from the Meddle Album. My partner sings and plays guitar and I will be playing ukulele and singing harmony.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Make sure your music teacher has a thourough education. A degree in music is an excellent indicator that your teacher is a serious musician. This isn't to say that a music teacher without a degree is not qualified, but you can be sure a teacher with a 4 year degree has a solid understanding of music, theory, and application.