Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$15 for a 25 minute online lesson before 2 pm on a weekday. $25 for a 30 minute lesson in my studio before 2 pm on a weekday. Other options are available, just ask.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My teaching philosophy is student focused. I prefer to be flexible, and teach to the student’s needs rather than a rigid plan. I do have structured lessons that I have developed, and we can go to them when helpful. I have a large library of sheet music available, and a curriculum I developed for a local private school for more advanced students. Working on rhythms, chords, and progressions is recommended for all players at all levels. For those that prefer books, I have many favorite methods depending on which style you are interested in. I can sight read sheet music, so we can also use your favorite method. I have tests for those that prefer to move as quickly as possible. One of my favorite tricks is I have created small lists, or menus of songs that address specific needs. For example, when we need to learn a specific technique students can pick a favorite song from the list that addresses that specific problem. That speeds things up immensely. We can be flexible, but I do have plans for us to draw from. The most important things are that your questions are answered quickly and efficiently, and that you have fun learning about music, and the guitar. Preferred Methods: Best for Most Students - The National Guitar Workshop Method Personal Favorite - The Berklee Method Classical - The Carcassi Method or The Parkening Method
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Commercial Music/Jazz Studies Degree with a guitar performance focus from Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), with honors. I attended Berklee School of Music Summer Session on a scholarship in 1994 for Guitar Performance and tested out of their guitar program. I have BA in Music Merchandising from Eastern Washington University (1996), with honors. I studied Composition at EWU at the post graduate level.