The Avant Bard
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General event / party,
Jazz / Blues,
Country / bluegrass
Theodore is very patient and takes his time to explain what he is trying to show you. He uses different techniques from stickers to actually helping you with finger placement to make sure you understand. I also love that he focuses a lot on ergonomics and making sure that your technique is not only flawless, but that it is safe. I've heard that playing incorrectly/learning bad habits can really cause some wrist/hand/finger problems down the line. I am confident I won't have to worry about that under Theodore's watchful eye. He's great!Jul 4, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First lessons are discounted - 50% of the full price. After the price returns to normal at the second lesson, the price will not change for any reason.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Lesson set up is fairly simple. In the first lessons, I like to establish baseline expectations: what the customer wants from the lessons, what we can look to accomplish in the near future, and what goals we can expect to set going forward. From there we can make a plan for future practice and lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I actively perform with a variety of ensembles and perform solo recital tours. Furthermore, I teach master classes at Temple University and hold Masters degrees in Lute Performance and in Musicology, both obtained at the Peabody Institute of Music.