Personalized attention to details..
never a dull moment..
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
(These answers are from Andrew..) step by step & deliberate - until I figure out how much the student is capable to working on per week..
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelor of music from Stetson University in Theory & Composition..
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. I usually charge $30 an hour ($15 a half hour / $45 for an hour and a half, etc.) plus $1 per mile if I have to travel to where the lessons are scheduled to take place.. I do make exceptions for those who have a strong desire to learn music (highly movitated students) who are short on funds to pay for the lessons..
How did you get started teaching?
Came pretty naturally.. my mother sat me on the piano bench when I was 6-months old..
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages - pre-school to students in their 80's & 90's - both privately and through community education centers..
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
working as 'music director' for a local theater group of high school kids for a stage performance+
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
don't quit after the first lesson - give the teacher at least a handful (5 or 6) lessons before you decide to move on,, by then 'first impression' bugs should be worked out - remember that learning music is not going to be fun all the time,, serious effort and perserverance needs to be used in order to achieve anything that is worthwhile in this life..
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Are they really willing and do they have the time to commit to starting a new area of study? The rewards will be there over time, but if the student doesn't really want to go through with it (i.e. it's the parents' dream, not the child's) then the chances of success fall off dramatically..