What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
See my rates on my Lessons page. Rates vary by location.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer a free 30-minute introductory lesson to see if we're compatible.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.M. double bass performance, 2011, summa cum laude, MSU Denver.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My first student came to me back in the 80's, to whom I gave lessons at very low rates. In 2011, I graduated from music school and realized that I loved teaching, and my students progressed rapidly. I decided to build a teaching studio, set a competitive rate, and take on a limited number of students (no more than 15-17 students).
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with all bass students, ages elementary thru senior citizens, beginners and advanced.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for a teacher with both scholastic cred and with practical experience. Be aware that often times the best players are not always great teachers. Look for a teacher that is passionate about teaching the instrument to you, rather than one cranking out dozens of students every night at the corner music store (quality v.s. quantity).
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Having musical goals for taking bass lessons with me are always good, but many times the student is not sure what their goals ought to be, so I can help get you on a path that works best for you.