How did you get started doing this type of work?
Mother was a professional singer and musician and this is the vocation she choose for me. I had a stage mom that also taught me music.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Learning how to read music including music theory is important. I always prepare my younger students for a chance to receive a scholarship in music or voice when they reach high school level. Do not take lessons from a teacher that wants to teach by ear. That is a gift from God and a teacher cannot teach a student to have an ear. Price does not determine quality. Degree does not determine teaching ability. A teacher has to know how to relate to each individual student. A good old fashion method works best for a student to learn how to read music. Some of the modern methods are to shallow for music theory.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I started taking piano lessons from Hoseck School Of Music in 1951 and took from her for many years, 5 days a week. Then I attended Don McCord's School of music learning how to teach Guitar, Bass, Drums, 5 String Banjo and Organ. Might what to mention that I was trained by my Mother in voice for 10 years. She was a professional musician and vocalist. Taught for various music stores in the Dallas area. Was a Las Vegas act for 40 years, traveling in 43 states performing and playing. My communication skills are very strong with all ages and personalities thanks to my show business career. Author of "How A Singer Can Make A Living On The Road".