Lessons are $30 each. Usually there are four weeks in the month, so the average monthly cost is $120. I prefer payment at the beginning of each month, but other payment plans are available. I accept payments in cash, check, or Paypal.
I have a hands-on, student-centered approach; we choose songs and learn to play them. If the student wishes, I provide vocal coaching on lead and harmony singing. I encourage students to learn how to read music, but I do not require it.
I use songs as a means of teaching technique. For beginners, I teach basic chords and strums, then proceed to learn favorite songs. For intermediate and advanced students, I delve into the style they are most interested in, teaching rhythm patterns, scales, and picking techniques.
Yes. I hold two recitals each year. I consider the recitals a great performance opportunity for students, and I organize them as much like a performance as possible. Students who choose to participate may rehearse and perform their song with a full band.
Local musicians join us to provide a rhythm section and back-up vocals. Students learn to play with a whole band, sing into microphones, and deal with issues that can arise on live gigs. Students, parents, family members, and friends always enjoy the recitals.
I am fully vaccinated. Any person who is fully vaccinated is welcome in the studio without face coverings. Any person who is not fully vaccinated is welcome in the studio with face coverings. Masks and sanitizer are available.