Donald Jacobs Music Lessons and Performance
It’s free, with no obligation to book
Hired 8 times
Serves Houston, TX
44 years in business
Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge a price that I feel is fair. If the quote isn't exactly what you were expecting, we can usually adjust the length of the lesson. I always try to give my students good value for their money.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have a phone conversation, to find out more about the student, his or her goals, and the parents' goals, if the student is a child. And this gives the student or his parents an opportunity to get to know me a little bit. And vice versa. And if they have questions, they can ask. I usually have a few questions, too. So when we meet for the first lesson, we can move more quickly and enjoyably.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's degree, cum laude, with a major in music from Washington University, St. Louis, 1977. I have been teaching private students every year since then. During these many years of teaching, I feel I have learned a lot about communicating well with my students, and encouraging their questions and feedback. And I have developed different methods of teaching that I can call upon. And I can help students practice more successfully and enjoyably because of ideas I've learned and developed over the years. Since 2016, I have also been the assistant band director at a Houston middle school. So I have helped many hundreds of students, from beginner level to advanced intermediate level.