- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Tuition is factored for the Studio Year and divided into 12 monthly installments (August 2017 through July 2018.) The tuition covers 41 billable individual and group lessons plus individualized plans for each student’s course of study, development of teaching materials and supplemental curricula, continuing education/ professional development, event planning, and written progress reports for each student (upon request or conference). The monthly tuition does not relate to a certain number of lessons per month -- it is merely the yearly tuition broken up for your convenience. Most months have four lessons, some more or less. Contact the studio for the 2017-2018 Monthly Tuition Schedule.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Potential students are invited to visit the studio for a free tour and consultation (with a parent, in the case of youth students.) We chat about the student's goals, parents' goals, and my approach to teaching. There is plenty of time to ask questions and share concerns. If time permits, I try to squeeze in a "mini lesson" or game so the student can get some hands-on experience in the studio.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 20 years’ experience in the music industry. I received my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music Education from Bethany College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I have also participated in master classes with and received individual instruction from Alexander Technique author and teacher Barbara Conable, studying the practical applications of Body Mapping to making music and preventing injury. My background includes not only teaching and conducting, but also performing both as a soloist and as a member of many small and large ensembles performing locally, throughout the US, and in many parts of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.) Currently, I am a member of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.