|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
About this pro
48 years in business
23 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
Ross P.Jul 1, 2018Verified
I have only been with Larry for 1 month and I have found his teaching very helpful. It is easy to learn the basic chords on your own, but he helps you to understand music by teaching theory. He is very responsive to questions, and even helped me learn my first song. He is taking this beginner and turning them into a musician. I did not give 5 stars, because I want to see where I am in 6months.Feb 11, 2015Verified
Domenic D.May 14, 2018Verified
Nick M.Aug 31, 2015Verified
My first lesson with Larry Hoffman went very well. I was satisfied with the instruction as well as lesson objectives moving forward. Mr. Hoffman possesses a wealth of music knowledge that I'm looking forward to tapping into with much appreciation. JIMJan 19, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee is $70 an hour, or $35 a half-hour. Once you start studying with me, the fee will not increase.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, and most importantly, I find out the goals of the student... what he or she wants to do musically, short and long-term. Then, I evaluate the skills of the student (beginning or advanced, it makes no difference).. I look for strengths and especially for weaknesses, so as to tell the new student what I feel he or she needs and how I will help them gain strength in those areas. I will also suggest methods of practice.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been a professional folk, blues, and jazz artist as well as a Grammy-nominated blues historian, and an award-winning record producer. And I have won awards as a composer. I have a Masters and Bachelors degree in theory and composition from the Peabody Conservatory, where I taught for ten years. I also studied jazz for six years with the teacher of John Coltrane. I have been teaching for over forty years, and love to teach. I have my own program and use selected texts when needed. Teaching is not something I do on the side for money, it is a crucial part of my art.