What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer lessons for 30 minutes for $15 a lesson, or 45 minutes for $20 a lesson.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am still taking private lessons on my own and I continue to learn all kinds of music on my own to keep adding to my knowledge. I will always give recitals of my own and continue to learn as much about the violin as I can.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I absolutely love working with people and helping them grow and develop. Since I have a similar love for violin, I like to be able to combine my two passions!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with students as young as 5 as well as college-age adults, and some much older.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are looking for a violin teacher, I recommend looking for someone who works well with children and that is willing to give at least 1 free lesson as a trial run. Its best to know how things are going to fit between the teacher and student.
It is also helpful to talk to other teachers in the area and find out the best schedule available to you. I personally teach during the afternoons when most kids are out of school, but I am still flexible during the days. Be sure to ask questions about schedule.
It is also good to know what method each teacher teaches. Different methods teach different techniques and ways to learn. I mostly teach Suzuki, but I combine ideas from other methods and techniques that I have learned.
Good luck in your music teacher search!