- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Lessons are roughly $40 for a 30 minute lesson or $75 for a 60 minute lesson (intermediate or advanced only!) I offer discounts for back to back lessons with siblings!!!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Unless the student is a beginner (never played the instrument before) the first lesson is a free diagnostic, where I meet with student (and parent if the student is a child), listen to them play, talk about setting goals, and talk about the responsibilities of the student, teacher, parent partnership in order to create an optimal learning experience.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied music at San Jose state where I took lessons on clarinet, played in virtually every ensemble (jazz band, orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber music, jazz combo, saxophone choir to name a few), and took every music theory class I could fit into my schedule. Before I moved to Chicago I played saxophone professionally in both a big band and a funk band and I continually study technique and repertoire on flute, clarinet, saxophone independently across several genres of music.