What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing depends on travel and location of lesson. Lessons are 60 min and payments are monthly. Discounted rates apply to multiple weekly lessons and semester packages.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a variety of students from beginners to advanced and pro level performers. Usually, students take lessons one-on-one. They really enjoy their lessons because the material we learn is always applied to their interests/favorite songs. This really motivates them and keeps them practicing, which is great for the student, (as well as whoever is paying for the lesson.) It's really inspiring and rewarding to see how enthusiastic students become about playing the guitar or learning an instrument in general.
Occasionally, students will also take classes with a friend or in a group setting which is great because they gain experience interacting with others. Many of my advanced students go on to perform with their own groups.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would make sure the teacher has expertise on the instrument you want to play and the style(s) in which you are interested. Experience and a proven track record of great students is also more important than credentials or other sales pitches. I would suggest to look for a teacher that will not only help you learn guitar, but really encourage and inspire the student in developing a passion for playing an instrument because that is something they can enjoy and share for years to come. Furthermore, when students apply what they learned in occasional group settings, they really gain experience interacting with others.
Also, feel free to ask any questions you might have whether it is about experience teaching, other references & testimonials, or questions about selecting a guitar.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do I have the time and energy to dedicate to a new activity?
Can I commit and invest in guitar lessons regularly?
Can I take at least a 1 hour lesson per week?
Can I practice at least 30 min each day?
What style, songs, bands, etc am I interested in learning?
Is the teacher well-versed in these particular styles?
Is guitar the teacher's main instrument?
Is the teacher willing to talk to you about your vision and interests?
Does the teacher work with you to develop a uniquely tailored program?
Does the teacher pay attention to detail?
Does the teacher have great students that have studied for many years?
Can I get help with selecting an instrument?
Does the teacher provide books and other materials?
Can I get help with recording, performing, or songwriting?