I try to find as many opportunities for my students to further their interests in commitment to guitar.
This includes performances, summer programs, and ensembles that my students can participate in.
Music shouldn't be something that you only do in lessons and in your bedroom at home!
I love teaching.
It's incredible to see students grow in their abilities and in their commitment to guitar.
Some of the skills and habits that lead to success in music are necessary life skills to have for whatever it is your future holds.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first step is always to evaluate a student's current level. If the student has taken lessons before, I will find a piece that is suited to their level, and make any technical adjustments necessary.
Beginning students all begin with same sequence of music, learning notes on the staff and where they are on guitar.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters of Music in guitar performance, primarily in classical guitar.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I have variable rates:
$60/hr for in person lessons in my home.
$65/hr for house visits to your residence.
$40/hr for a 30-minute Skype or Face Time lesson. This is great for students who can't travel conveniently or need a budget students. However, I like to meet with these students in person once a month.
How did you get started teaching?
After studying music in school, it was the natural career path. I have always been inspired to share music with new students young and old.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have had students from ages 5 to 70. However, most of my students are high school aged.
I teach guitar in a high school classroom, in addition to private lessons.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I have inhereted a lot of students from teachers who didn't seem to teach those students much.
It is always good to make sure your teacher will teach your student full songs, and prepare your students for real performances.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your goals for guitar?