New Online Lessons

Currently lessons are offered solely online via Zoom (preferred method), Skype, and FaceTime.  Lesson notes with practicing instructions are emailed to students after their lessons. Additionally, recordings of Zoom lessons can be made to use as a reference for practicing between lessons. I've added a Student Resources section to the website to help with at-home practice that includes videos of solo pieces students are studying and the accompaniment parts. This semester we're having fun putting together a virtual studio recital!

About Lessons

We study a wide variety of music in lessons: solo pieces, technical studies, scales, regionals audition excerpts, and music for school, youth, and community orchestras. Students also learn the basics of reading music and music theory. 

I teach students of all levels from age 5 to adult. 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lessons are available.  Usually lessons are weekly, but in some cases can be scheduled every other week or based on mutual availability. A free trial lesson is offered to prospective students. 

Parents are encouraged to attend lessons in order to assist with practicing at home. This can vary based on the age of the student, so please feel free to discuss this with me. 

Payment and Attendance Policies

Rates are $30 for 30 minute lessons, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes.  Payment for the month will be due at the first lesson of the month unless we have arranged weekly payments. Payments will be accepted via Paypal, ApplePay, Venmo, Zelle, or by check.

Payment will be due for lessons cancelled by a student under 24 hours from the lesson time.  If more than 24 hours notice is given, rescheduling may be possible. If there are days I am not available, I’ll send an email prior to the start of the month with options for rescheduling if possible.

If a student arrives late, the lesson will still end at the scheduled time to ensure that the next lesson can begin on time. 

Practicing

It’s important to practice every day, even if it’s only a brief session. This is much more effective than waiting until the day before a lesson to cram! For some students, I will write out a weekly practice chart to be filled out.