- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Tuition is due in full the first lesson of each month, for the number of lessons to be given that month. Rates, for a monthly block of lessons, are based upon $40 per hour; $25 per half hour: Four-week months: $160 for four one-hour lessons $100 for four ½ hour lessons Five-week months: $200 for five one-hour lessons $125 for five ½ hour lessons Individual lessons (less than the full monthly block, no-contract) are available @ $50 per hour; $30 per ½ hour. Students may not pro-rate monthly tuition payments for any reason other than the instructors cancellation(s). Checks which are not written for the full and proper amount cannot be accepted, and instruction will be withheld; full tuition for the monthly timeslot, including payment for any lessons withheld will be expected before instruction can resume. Lessons withheld due to late payment will not be made up or credited. In the event you must miss the first lesson of the month, please send your payment to my home address for delivery before the second lesson of the month
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been a professor of guitar at four universities since 1994. Extensive performing history, including many years as first call guitarist with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, WV Public Theatre; touring experience with top 40, southern rock, and jazz ensembles; Diploma in Professional Music, Berklee; M.M., Music Theory, Duquesne University; Post Graduate studies in Music Theory, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. My full resume is available upon request.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Actually, there were several this past summer (2011) that might help illustrate my accomplishment in a variety of musical styles... June 11: solo jazz acoustic guitar gig at Market District, Bethel Park June 24: Jazz Fusion concert w/ Steven Vance , Moon Park July 6-10: Philadelphia Tour w/ Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra July 13-16: Children of Eden, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre July 23, with "Any Way You Want It" (Journey / Kansas / Styx / REO Speedwagon / Boston tribute) in concert, Southside Works I've done much more recently, but selected this part of my calendar to illustrate the high-level, musically diverse performances I'm involved with. My full resume is available upon request.