Topics and areas of discussion/instruction range from beginner to advanced and will probably include some of the following:
Notes up and down neck
Reading Music (Standard Notation)
Groove & Rhythm
Beginning & Advanced Music Theory
Improvisation & Soloing
All your favorite tunes!
Jazz, Blues, Country, Classic Rock, Funk, Classical
Lessons are $20 per 1/2 hour and are scheduled once a week. Arrangments should be made to pay a month in advance (i.e. 4 lessons per month = $80 at the beginning of the month).
Students that are starting out for the first time should have a guitar in good playing condition, an extra set of strings, a supply of medium-to-heavy gauge picks, a metronome, a tablet of music staff paper (or tab), and an electronic tuner. Most beginning students use the Hal Leonard Book One. Talk to me about other specific books. These supplies can be purchased at Hansen Music in Billings.
Based on four lessons per month, tuition is $80.00 per month ($20.00 per lesson). Adjustments in tuition will be made to allow for shorter or longer months. Lessons are thirty minutes long and meet weekly.
Payment of Fees:
Lesson fees for the month are due at the first lesson of each month. Students beginning lessons during the third or fourth week of a month will pay a pro-rated tuition for the remaining lessons in the month plus the next full month's tuition.
Occasionally a student will have a conflict with their scheduled lesson time. If I am given advanced notice (at least 24 hours) I will try to re-schedule the lesson for a different day or time by arranging a lesson swap with another student or finding a vacant slot.
If a lesson is missed due to illness and a swap is not possible, the lesson may be canceled provided I am notified at least 24 hours in advance. Please note that my schedule allows for limited lesson times and I maintain a waiting list throughout the year. I don’t charge for a missed lesson if I’m properly notified, but I may ask you to surrender your time slot if you miss more than one. Any lesson missed due to my schedule will be made up or refunded.
There are no refunds except in the case of extreme illness or my own scheduling issues. If a student decides to quit in the middle of a month, the balance of the full month is due at the last lesson attended.