- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My single lesson rate is $60/hr or four 60 min lessons for $220. Shorter lessons will be a flat rate of $30/30min or $45/45min. I will provide 1 free initial 30 minute online lesson/consultation with no obligation to commit to more lessons. This is a great way for us to meet and I can answer any questions you (or your parents) may have. It also gives me a chance to understand your musical goals and aspirations and how I can best help you to achieve them.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My goal with any new student is to try to understand what they want to achieve in music. I always want to tailor my lessons to their needs and goals while spending some time in each lesson on fundamental concepts. It's more important to me that a student continues with music and enjoys the process, than following a strict, generalized curriculum. It is with this in mind that I want to spend time learning about their musical background, tastes and goals in their early lessons so that I can provide inspiration along with their instruction.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a full-time professional drummer for over 30 years and have experience playing a variety of styles in many different musical settings. I have also had the opportunity to study with some incredible teachers including Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck), John Riley (Manhattan School Of Music, Village Vanguard Orchestra) and Leland Beach (Louisiana Philharmonic). I studied for one year at the University of New Orleans in the Jazz Studies program and have recently begun to study music production at the Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC).