FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are a few common questions we are asked when contacted for private music lessons. Our service area encompasses the entire Tri-Valley area. We teach a variety of music instrument lesson programs. No matter your age, kids, teens, adults, we have customized lesson materials just right for you!
WHAT CITIES DO YOU TEACH IN?
We provide mobile, in-home services to the Tri-Valley cities:
- San Ramon
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS YOU TEACH?
- Guitar (Classical, Acoustic, Electric)
- Bass Guitar
- Piano / Keyboard
- Drums / Percussion
ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS?
Why do you have your private music lessons at home instead of at a studio?
I have been working with guitar and piano students now sixteen years, and I believe that holding our sessions in home instead of driving to a music studio, produces the best results. Not only are at home music lessons convenient for you, but they guarantee maximum safety and security for your child. You're present at home with your child. Plus, you get to listen to them playiing music. You will get to know me, the adult, who is working closely with your child. In this day and age, you can never be too safe when it comes to protecting our children.
Do you teach your students how to read music?
Yes. Not only do my students learn to play an instrument, they also learn how to read music, understand music theory, and gain a broader appreciation for all music styles.
Can we meet prior to commiting to lessons?
Absolutely. Our first appointment is what I call our "Getting to Know You" session. This first appointment is for the sole purpose of you and your child getting to know me. After all, I will be a stranger coming into your home, and it means a lot to me for everyone to feel comfortable with that.
This will be a time where we can all sit down together. I will explain what my program is like. Then you and your child can ask me any questions that you may have. Once that is finished we will go over my registration and policy statement which I will be e-mailed once we schedule our first appointment.
Afterwards, we'll determine a regular lesson time. BTW, your first lesson is complimentary - my way of saying thanks for signing up for music lessons. Last, we will handle the initial billing.
Generally the "Getting to Know You" appointment takes about 20 to 40 minutes. Also, I will bring with me the necessary supplies and first lesson book. This way I can give some "homework" to begin reviewing the lesson book.
How often do you come to our home for lessons?
Lessons are held weekly. You can register for as many sessions during the week as you want. I do offer discounts for multiple sessions per week.
BTW, I also offer discounts for multiple family members taking lessons too!
How long do your lessons last?
My 2 - primary lesson times are:
- 25-minutes: For children under the age of 12
- 50-minutes: For teens and adults
I also offer extended lesson times at a discounted rate. These times are by special arrangement.
What are your billing policies?
Billing is on a monthly basis. I accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards - whatever is most convenient for you. I do recommend signing up for our monthly auto-pay option with your credit/debit card, which probably has some kind of points value or frequent flyer rewards. Signing up for auto-pay maximizes our session times so we're not using up valuable learning time dealing with billing. I never charge your card prior to your appointment on the billing date.
Also, at registration I collect a 'Final 4 Lesson Fee deposit' that covers your last four classes when we have to say goodbye to one another. We will cover this in greater detail when we meet, and you can read about this when I send you a registration form in a few minutes."
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment in the following categories: