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Guitar Lessons (for adults)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
When I was a struggling, younger musician, my teacher, Dennis Sandole, who was a legend in the creative music community (Google him and see), was extremely understanding and fair about his rates. I try to continue this in my pricing. If you are in school, or working a low-paying job, I don't want to discourage you from learning. Thus, I keep my base price a low $40/hr. If you are a professional with a good job, OTOH, I do ask you to pay a little more...up to $50 (which is still very reasonable).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We set up a first lesson and if they aren't beginners, I ask the student to play one or two things that they are comfortable with that demonstrate their abilities. I may ask them to go through a basic set of chords and scales as well to make sure that they don't have any "holes" in their knowledge before we move forward with new material. If the student is a beginner I ask them questions about their background—whether they ever played another instrument, sang in a choir, danced, etc. Anything that might actually feed into their musicality. Then we start from the very beginning. In either case, I also ask the student to bring a playlist of songs they would like to learn/understand that gives me even more of a picture of the direction to take them. I CUSTOMIZE EVERY STUDENT'S LESSONS TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTION THEY WANT TO GO BASED ON THEIR MUSICAL INTERESTS AND WHERE THEY ARE CURRENTLY AT LEVEL-WISE.