Joseph Mook's World Of Music

Joseph Mook's World Of Music

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10 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching private music lessons for the past 8+ years. I specialize in piano lessons and have much experience teaching school-age children, but I also have experience teaching trumpet, violin, french horn, clarinet, and other band/orchestra instruments, as well as working with adult students. I love seeing my students progress from one level to the next, and accomplishing their music goals, especially when they learn their favorite songs and/or pieces. Also it is exciting to observe their confidence levels boosted, and that usually comes from them performing in front of other students during recitals.

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Cleveland, OH 44135
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first find out what are their goals (or parents' goals), musical tastes, learning styles, and past music experience, if any. If they have experience/past lessons, I do try to correct any wrong technique right away so things go smoother, and fill in any gaps in music theory/general music knowledge


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Received Bachelor's Degree of Music Education, Instrumental Focus from The Ohio State University in 2012. Principal instrument was piano, but I also had lessons with violin before.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$20 per half hour, or $35 per full hour. Added mileage rate charge if I travel to the student. Daytime Special: if you schedule a lesson before 3pm weekdays, $17 per half hour, or $30 per full hour. Great for homeschool kids, stay-at-home parents, or working parents with longer lunch hours!


How did you get started teaching?

I just started teaching when I was still a music ed. student at OSU. I remember my first student was a fellow undergraduate in my dorm who wanted to learn piano. I soon picked up other college students as my private music students and my teaching career took off from there.


What types of students have you worked with?

All kinds----from 4-year-olds to 65-year-olds, from visual learners to hands-on learners, from students who just wanted to do lessons for fun to very serious students who wanted to enter competitions or audition in school ensembles. Even children with ADHD and mild autism.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Two Tuesday evenings ago, I found a community orchestra to be involved with, after moving here to Cleveland. My first rehearsal with other music-loving people was refreshing and reminded me why I love music!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure the potential teacher can adapt to YOUR learning style and personality. If you are laid-back and just want to learn to play piano for fun, but the teacher is straight-laced and hard-core, it won't be a good fit! Make sure they are willing and able to get you to YOUR goals.