Responds in about 3 hours
Hired 1 time
Serves North Tonawanda, NY
24 years in business
Cash, Check, PayPal
Wear masks during the job
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For in-person lessons, remote lessons, or a mix of the two, the price is $25 per half-hour, or $50 per hour. Most of the time I’d suggest 1/2-hr lessons only, once a week; especially for beginners. Anything more than that tends to overwhelm.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For school-age students, I talk to the parent(s) to get some background information (age, grade, music experience, equipment, etc.) and what drumming goals they have in mind for their child. It’s very important to have an idea about student temperament and tendencies (are they disciplined, is this a 'test-the-waters' type thing, etc.) so they don't end up being discouraged. For adult students, basically the same as above. I get background about their experience playing drums (if any), what equipment they have, what goals they have in mind, and their tendencies.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been playing drums since 5th grade: concert bands, jazz bands, marching band, theater pit, etc. I was not a music major in college but took music track classes & participated in ensembles, lessons, performances. I decided to 'turn pro' after my drumming workload was more than my day job. Right now I am the typical working drummer: teaching lessons, playing in the pit for theater shows, in-school performances, and playing gigs with a variety of groups (jazz combos, big bands, rock bands, etc.).