- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I typically have students pay by the month, $140 at the first of the month, with the idea that we’ll average four lessons a month. If a month has five Mondays and your lessons are on Mondays, it’s still $140. If Christmas falls on a Monday, it’s still $140. If that gets out of balance one way or another, we adjust. When necessary and possible, we try to fit in makeup lessons.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I have a fairly standard curriculum for beginning students, working on songs you choose after just a few weeks. With students who already play some, the challenge is to work together to identify gaps in your understanding and problems in your technique, and customize solutions.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I’ve played for 62 years, professionally for over 50.