About Lessons

Lessons are currently offered on Zoom or in person with masks.

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 and ages. 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.

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.  Tuition payment for the month will be due at the first of the month. There is a $20 late fee for payments more than 10 days past due.

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. 


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! Students will have a practice plan and chart for each weekly lesson.  

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