What to Expect
When it comes to the mastering of a fretted instrument, one must first conquer the basics. Learning music theory is like learning grammar in grade school. Once you get a handle on the basics, your ability to truly express yourself through the instrument will magnify infinitely. Helping students learn melody, harmony, chord progressions, riffs, licks and much more will empower confidence into any person, young or old, who desires to pursue the language of music.
Before we dive into the beginnings of music and music theory, we must first learn how to care for and maintain the instrument. We must learn how the pieces all work together, and we must learn how TIME is your friend and NOT an enemy. Musicians are always in constant pursuit of being master of tempo and time! We must also learn how to put hands into all of those awkward, funny positions that make the instrument sound good!
About Private Lessons
Practice is mandatory for private lessons. Parents of younger students must commit to assisting their child with daily practice.
Instrument: Student must have a good quality instrument for lessons. No "toy" ukuleles or guitars, please. We would be happy to help you find an instrument to purchase!
Suggested Daily Practice:
Ages 6-8: 15-20 min
Ages 9-13: 30 - 40 min
Ages 14 and above: 45 - 60 min
The students are invited to participate in two recitals each year: winter (late November or early December)
and spring, (late April or early May).
There is a recital fee of $25 due in November and April.
$50.00 Registration Fee
30 minutes: $36.00 per lesson/$144.00 monthly
45 minutes: $54.00 per lesson/$216.00 monthly
60 minutes: $72.00 per lesson/$288.00 monthly