Hired 42 times
17 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Fri
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Engaging teacher. Very encouraging. Puts extra time into each lesson.Jul 18, 2018Verified
Nice guy. Very relaxed atmosphere. Responsive to my particular intentions.Sep 7, 2017Verified
Mark is patient and skilled professional. He takes time to teach beginners the correct techniques as well as encouraging them to play their instrument. We feel very fortunate to have him as an instructor as our son practiceas and always looks forward to his lesson. (Can not believe this but he has his instrument and in the car before me!)Jul 4, 2017Verified
Guitar LessonsDec 8, 2018Verified
All of the aboveJul 31, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The quality of my teaching is very high, and it is affordable for most families, especially those families with other kids and/or other activities that have to be budgeted for each month. My standard pricing from my home studio in Chanhassen is $25.00 for a 30-minute lesson, $35.00 for a 45-minute lesson and $40.00 for an hour lesson. I do offer to teach at the student's location if it is within 5 miles of my home in Chanhassen. There is a small surcharge for travel time since I am not able to teach while I'm on the road. Outside the radius of 5 miles from my home would require a customized lesson time and price based on the distance.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to talk with the student or the student's parent(s) to get a feel for what the student would like to learn on the guitar. If I know the student is just beginning I like to start out with a guitar method book and explain what we'll be working on and what they can expect to play over time. If the student is already an experienced player I listen to their playing and recommend what I think would be a good next step for them to get to the next level. We discuss artists that they like and any songs in particular that they would like to learn and the techniques required to play them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a degree in Guitar Performance from Southern Methodist University and 16 years of experience teaching players of all ages and all levels of playing.