Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions I am asked most frequently. 

- What is your teaching style?
My teaching style is to approach each student as unique with unique abilities, interests, and points of struggle.  I try to tailor my lessons to the needs, interests, and goals of each student.  A typical lesson that I conduct spends time going over what I've assigned the student to practice the previous week, and then I spend time going over new music, working on sight-reading skills, and points of technique, artistry, and theory.

- Do you hold any recitals?
I usually hold two recitals each school year.  Attendance and participation in them is optional, but I strongly encourage students to participate.  The recitals are usually held in May and November.

- What piano books do you use?
I prefer using the Piano Adventures series, but if a student already has books, I am open to using those.

- What guitar books do you use?
I prefer using Alfred's Basic Guitar Method.  However, if a student already has books, I am open to using those.

- What is your cancellation policy?
In the event of accidents, family emergencies, or illness, I ask that you give me as much notice as possible. In other circumstances if you do not contact me 24 hours prior to your lesson to cancel, you will be charged the full lesson rate.
If a student wishes to discontinue lessons, I ask to be given two weeks notice, so that I may plan for the adjustment in my schedule.

- How long have you been teaching piano and guitar?
I have been teaching piano and guitar lessons since February 2007. 
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