- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer all my prospective students a free intro lesson. I have two payment options. The first is a monthly flat rate (same regardless of 4 or 5 lessons in the month): 30m - $140/month 45m - $210/month 60m - $280/month The second option is a weekly rate of $35 per 30m lesson ($52/45m, $70/60m). This may be a better option for students who are unable to do lessons every week.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My first question to a new student is: what are YOU interested in? I have a standard curriculum that I teach to every student who just wants to explore their instrument, but my priority is to help each student accomplish their individual goals. What kind of music do you want to play? What techniques are you hoping to work on? If it's wide open, that's fine too! Ultimately, my job is to help you teach yourself.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My formal education consists of a BA in Music History, and one year of graduate study in bass performance at Manhattan School of Music. Most of my musical training, though, has been informal, through private lessons, self-teaching, and "on-the-job" training at gigs and jam sessions. I started playing in public in high school, and have been going ever since.