Lesson Policy

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In-Studio Lessons
  • $35 – 30 Minute Lesson
  • $50 – 45 Minute Lesson
  • $65 – 60 Minute Lesson

Tuition must be received before or at the first lesson.

Payment Options:  Personal Check, Cash, or Online via Pay Pal/Venmo

In-Studio Lessons
  • $30 – 30 Minute Lesson
  • $50 – 45 Minute Lesson
  • $60 – 60 Minute Lesson

Tuition must be received prior to day/time of scheduled instruction.

Payment options:  Pay via PayPal/Venmo

Weekly lessons: 

We will meet on the same day/time each week.  Tuition paid monthly on the first lesson of each month for the number of weeks scheduled.  Most of my students meet with me for a 30 minute lesson weekly.  

Individual 45 or 60 minute lessons: 

To be scheduled intermittently based upon availability of myself and the student. 

Available lesson times are provided on a “first-come – first served” basis.

Parents/students are responsible for notifying me of a cancellation.  Students may pro-rate or re-schedule lessons in the event of a known/planned scheduling conflict at the beginning of the month.

I do not provide refunds for missed or cancelled lessons. However, a make-up lesson may be scheduled in the event of a student illness, family emergency, or 24-hour notification of a scheduling conflict.

Unless a student wishes to meet online, we will cancel lessons in the event of a snow day or power-outage.  Students have the option of scheduling a make-up day or receiving lesson credit.

  • I require that parent or trusted adult (18 or older) accompany their student and be present with them during their lesson at my studio.
  • I also require that a parent/guardian provide an email so that I can include them in all online communication via email and Google Docs.
I offer online lessons using Zoom conferencing.

Students have the flexibility of meeting with me in person and online.  The benefits include saving $5 per-lesson discount and not having to drive to my studio.

Getting Started with Online Lessons:
  1. Download the zoom app that is compatible with your device/operating system.You may do so Here.
  2. Contact me to set up a free 15 minute online session where we can test online connectivity, work out any technical bugs, discuss your goals, and schedule your first lesson.
  3. I will invoice you via Pay Pal.  Take care of lesson tuition prior to your scheduled lesson.
  4. I will share a Google Drive link for your guitar folder which will contain all of your lesson handouts, media, and weekly objectives.
  5. On your first lesson:
    • I will email you the link for the zoom online meeting 5 minutes prior to your lesson.  Please plan on being online, with your guitar (plugged into an amp if electric) a few minutes prior to your lesson.
    • Upon completion of your lesson you will receive practice objectives via Google documents.  I will also email you handouts, mp3 files, links that pertain to your lesson as well.   You will receive these by the end of the same day as your lesson.
Age Restrictions

I currently offer online lessons to students age 10 and above. This restriction is put in place for the benefit of younger students.  I believe that younger students will have a much better start by meeting with me in person.

Parental Consent

For students under the age of 18: I will need written consent by parents or guardians via email prior to online interactions.  A simple email giving permission for me to work with your student will suffice.  It will also be helpful if parents can be present or nearby while a student meets with me online. 

All lessons are scheduled according to Pacific Standard Time.

It is the responsibility of students/parents to take this into account when setting up a lesson time.

Cancellations/No-Show Policy:

As similar to my local lessons: I will not reschedule a lesson that has been missed or cancelled without 24 hours prior notice.

Connectivity Issues:

If a lesson is interrupted due to connection issues I will attempt to resolve it and continue.  If we cannot restore a connection we will set up a new lesson time to make up remaining time that went unused. 

 

I expect students to practice an average of 30 minutes a day/5 days a week between their weekly lessons.  Younger students (between ages 6-9) may break this up into smaller time intervals as needed.  

  • On a regular basis I will ask students what they have worked on between lessons and encourage students to put in enough time for lessons.  
  • I expect the student and their families to take joint ownership towards following through on weekly practice.  
  • For some families keeping a record of daily practice time has proven to be an effective gauge for determining student progress.  
  • I am always willing to work with families on finding an approach to practice that is good fit for their student’s unique learning style and approach towards learning

Here are few things that the students/families will need for guitar lessons. Contact me if you have questions or need recommendations.

  • Students will provide their own guitar.  
  • Guitar picks
  • Guitar strap
  • Guitar Tuner
  • Music Stand
  • (Optional) A 3-ring binder or folder used to keep lesson handouts.
  • Access to a computer during the week. 
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