- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My typical hourly rate is $75. I offer discounts to students who sign up for a semester's worth of piano lessons in the fall/spring (16 lesson for each semester). I also offer discounts to students who pay tuition by the semester vs paying monthly.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer a free meeting/sample lesson where we can ask/answer questions and generally make sure we are a good student/teacher fit. Students secure their lesson spot with me by reading/signing our studio policy and submitting their first month's tuition and receiving a confirmation of their lesson slot. It is very important to me to understand both specific and general goals that my new students have so that I can begin planning lessons that support them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been teaching piano since 1997. I am also a performing singer/songwriter, as well as playing piano/keyboards in a variety of genres (classical, accompanying vocalists/instrumentalist, and playing everything from country to blues/rock to Americana in bands)