Lessons By Jeremy
I love to help my students break through barriers and step out of their comfort zones, but I believe that encouraging achievement of short-term goals can lead to the big stuff!
I love seeing the "click" in my students' faces when they understand a new objective. I love when students are passionate about learning MUSIC!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I cater to each and every student's needs, depending on their background (whether musical or brand new to music) and look for ways to individualize new topics.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's degree in music from the Herberger Institution of the Arts at Arizona State University. But my truest source of education has been through experience as a working musician - touring, recording, and playing live in some capacity every day!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
***FACETIME/SKYPE DISCOUNTED RATES DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE SEND A REQUEST & MESSAGE AND GET YOUR DISCOUNTED RATE FOR SAXOPHONE/FLUTE/CLARINET/COMPOSITION/ARRANGING/EDUCATING LESSONS***
Rates For individual Lessons & Packages
- My rates for individual lessons are:
$100/hour ($80 for lessons.com)
$75/45 mins ($60 for lessons.com)
$50/half hour ($40 for lessons.com)
- Discounted Package Rates for lessons.com students:
Four 1-Hour Lessons: $300 (makes each lesson $75 instead of $80)
Four 45-Min Lessons: $220 (makes each lesson $55 instead of $60)
Four 30-min Lessons: $140 (makes each lesson $35 instead of $40)
**These are my home studio rates. The rates increase if I commute to the student's residence or location.
How did you get started teaching?
I took a passion to teaching as early as high school. Several younger saxophone players in my school band program looked up to me and the path to teaching became clear. I began to teach privately after school and on the weekends to younger school mates.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with beginning general music students on playing piano and learning the most basic music and theory fundamentals. I've worked with advanced college level students on instrument technique, theory, improvisation, composition & arranging. And everything in between!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I challenged a current student of mine (he is in his early 20s) who is brand new to playing flute and by our second lesson, I would sing a melody to him and he could play it back to me, without sheet music - only using his ear!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
You want to hire a teacher who is a true professional, in all senses of the word. You want a teacher who is knowledgeable, a critical thinker, one who has sympathy and empathy which can help navigate different student's strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly, a teacher who is flexible.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
This depends on many factors, varying from a student's goals and trajectory. I would say this is a case by case basis.