I am so glad you are pursuing music lessons!
Music is a language, and plays a tremendously important role in mental health
Whether you’re interested in music simply as a hobby, or intend to pursue it more seriously, I am here to help you achieve your goals, and honored to be a part of your musical journey, development, and personal achievements.
Students learn proper practice habits on a weekly basis, and are expected to bring a basic notebook to lessons, and follow their practice guidelines during the week. I also incorporate music theory into lessons.
For violin/viola/cello, I use the Suzuki method as well as other supplemental materials, based on the student’s individual needs and interests.
For piano, I use the Alfred piano method, as well as many other mixtures of methods and resources – depending on age and skill level. I tend to stick with "method" books for beginners...& then we branch out after the fundamentals are well-rooted.
I am totally flexible as to musical style preferences. So be sure to
share your specific goals with me!
TUITION: Private lessons are 30 minutes, once a week. Tuition is $60/month for 4 week months, and $75 for 5 week months, due at the first lesson of the month. 1 hour lessons are $120 or $150 / month.
REGISTRATION: There is an initial, non-refundable registration fee of $25 for each student's lesson slot. ($35 max per family)
PAYMENT: I accept cash, check, or Paypal. PAYPAL E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
LESSON TERMINATION: I require notice by the 10th of the month in order to cancel lesson enrollment for the following month. Otherwise, student attendance is optional, but tuition fees will still be charged for the following month.
NOTE: If students take a break from lessons, there will be another $25/$35 fee when re-starting. If time slots are full, students will be placed on the waiting list. Lesson slots are not guaranteed without full monthly payment.
Time slots/openings are updated periodically on my website. Students are expected to consistently attend lessons at their regular scheduled time. If a different time is needed, lesson days/times can be adjusted according to availability.
FEES: I do not wave or adjust monthly fees for missed, skipped, or cancelled lessons. I only offer make up lessons.
MAKE UP LESSONS: I require 24 hours advance cancellation notice in order to receive a make-up lesson. If I do not receive communication prior to a missed lesson, there will be no make up lesson. If I have to cancel a lesson, I will do my very best to make sure there is a make-up lesson.
MAKE UP LIMIT: I have to keep my fees and schedules consistent. My schedule does not allow me to be on call, and I only have a certain number of available times throughout the month for lessons. I will NOT do more than 1 make-up lesson per month for lessons cancelled by students, and the monthly fee will still be applicable.
EARLY/LATE ARRIVAL: If students are late to lessons, I may not be able to do a full 30-minutes. If you arrive early, please wait to come in until your scheduled lesson time.
GUM: I don’t allow chewing gum during lessons or performances.
PARENT OBSERVATION: Parents are welcome to observe lessons if they wish, in the music room. Or parents can drop off/pick up their student. (Students' parents and family are welcome to hang out in the living area during lessons ONLY before 4:00 pm.)
I do not teach on Thanksgiving OR Christmas (typically 2-3 weeks Christmas break) Spring Break week is optional / depending on my schedule & students' schedules.
We have 2 full-studio recitals per year: End-of-Spring and Christmas. Students and parents will be informed of these in advance, and all students are required to participate if at all possible.
1. Notebook (for weekly assignments & practice instructions)
3. Piano/keyboard/instrument (violin/viola/cello)
5. FOR STRINGS - tuner/rosin/shoulder rest
DAILY PRACTICE: Students should practice every day, if possible. They should follow the notes in their lesson notebook.
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE TIME: 10-15 minutes for ages 4 - 6 / 20 minutes for ages 7 - 12 / 30 minutes for older students.
PARENTS: Accountability with practicing is strongly encouraged, particularly for younger students (ages 4 - 8). I don’t want students or parents to waste lesson money by not practicing. Younger beginners will need parents to help them practice/stay focused.
Please let me know if you have concerns or questions.
I am here to help you meet your goals!
9:00 -10:00 am (every other week)
10:00 - 11:00 am (every other week)
1:00 -2:00 pm (every other week)
2:00 - 3:00 pm (every other week)
***Lots of extra DAYTIME and EVENING openings coming up in May & June!***
Message me for scheduling questions/options.