What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Phone interview. I like to find out a person's musical history. What instruments that person plays or has played. Also, find out what that person's musical goals are. We can then develop a plan to reach those goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
One year of Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at the U of M. Mark Bjork instructor. I studied privately with Richard Adams. Assistant Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. I have also studied fiddle with Vassar Clements. 30 plus years of teaching private lessons. I have performed professionally since 1974.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My rates are based on a 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Choose a teacher that is also a performer. I am a full time violinist and teacher. Member of the Twin Cities Musicians Union local 30-73.