Lynda Marks Kraar - Guitar and Bass Instruction
About this pro
I am accepting beginners through intermediate players ($60/hr.) in a variety of musical styles. I will help develop the students' love of music, while nurturing their desire to learn. My specialties include: - Acoustic guitar - Electric guitar - Electric bass I will include some theory, reading, and harmony and work on ear training, enabling students to listen and reproduce what they are hearing. In addition to the pure joy of playing our instrument, I use a variety of other resources, including my wealth of hand-picked "favorites" on YouTube and other sites. I'm user-friendly; my students can always email me, send me links, and ask my assistance between lessons. New this year: In celebration of guitar great Django Reinhardt, and for those students who would like to learn the Gypsy jazz style, I will be teaching authentic comping chords, patterns and scales. Whenever possible, I will host a special workshop or master class that will feature noted musicians. Also new this year: I am very excited to announce that I can accommodate one student who would like to learn how to play Renaissance lute ($90/hr). The student will use one of my Hieber 8-course lutes and will learn to read the musical notation that was used in the 1500s. Learn the music that Shakespeare heard, and find out firsthand why Sting loves the lute! My prices are affordable (Renaissance lute is higher due to instrument maintenance), and my hours are flexible. Evenings and weekend hours are available and some mornings. Play guitar like a pro!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our pricing is competitive based on union scales and other similar criteria. There may be a premium on some acts, depending on supply/demand. Generally we are able to negotiate the best price and experience with our partners in order to deliver a quality performance that is optimal for all engaged parties.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?For productions - we come to a common vision and work backwards. We write up the vision and then it becomes the basis of our Letter of Agreement on how we work together. It goes back and forth usually three times and then within four weeks we have a binding contract that protects all the parties.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Year of music training, performance training, membership in affiliation groups such as performing arts organizations in Canada and the United States, Musicians Union membership, and business administration and management training.