Current Top Pro
Hired 108 times
23 years in business
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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My standard pricing is as follows: - one weekly, 30 minute private lesson - $30 - one weekly, one hour private lesson - $50 With the lesson you also receive materials to help you practice, the option to record your lesson (for those of us with shorter memories than we would prefer) and the option to contact me with any questions in between lessons. You will also be signed up for my regular newsletter, which is a valuable resource full of free tips, tricks and basics for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. My studio also helps to connect guitarists with other musicians. So, if you are looking for people to 'jam' with, or perform with, my studio can help. I also have experience preparing high-school aged students for a college-level guitar program. Many of my students have graduated from some of the nation's most prestigious universities. And some are even working as professional musicians!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to start each new student with a one-on-one conversation. This way, each lesson can be tailored to fit the exact desires and needs of the student. Why are you choosing to learn guitar? What are your hopes and dreams with the instrument? Whether or not you want to 'rock out' in front of thousands, or enjoy a peaceful campfire with friends, I can help you reach your guitar dreams.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently pursuing my fifth and sixth degrees in music. I am currently a PhD candidate in music theory at the University of Oregon. In 2017 I earned a master's degree in Music Theory at the University of Colorado-Boulder, while teaching undergraduate music classes. I also have experience in public schools, and possess K-12 teacher certification. I have operated my own studio (and worked with other studios) for over fifteen years. I have also spent the past three years developing, launching and growing my online, private guitar lesson studio. My experience as a performer and student covers classical guitar, jazz, finger-style, Broadway musical 'reading' work, rock, country and other forms of popular music.