Lessons
LESSON POLICY

 

Private Lessons on Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Baritone with emphasis on
proper breathing techniques, good sound production, good listening,
proper rhythms, evaluation of self, goal planning and realization.
Education through enjoyment.

 

Payment:

 

Lessons must be prepaid monthly, and are payable by cheque or cash at the first lesson of each month.  
The rate for this is $25 for 30 minutes and means that the lessons are ongoing (regularly scheduled)
until cancelled.  This is the price for “purchasing in bulk”.

 

My rate for “just a few lessons” is $30 for 30 minutes.  These lessons are scheduled by special arrangement.

 

Scheduling:

 

With regular lessons you are booking a time.  This time belongs to you.  
If you do not attend the lesson at the scheduled time you still pay for the lesson.  
However, if you give me at least one days notice and a satisfactory reason we can reschedule the lesson.

 

If I cancel a lesson, I will also give advance notice and reschedule.

 

Practice:

 

My expertise is to work with the student to identify their strengths and weaknesses.  
Once this is accomplished we can set mutually acceptable goals and rates of improvement.   
I will show the student how to practice and develop as a musician, but the student must take the initiative
to practice effectively in order to achieve their goals.  I can give them the tools they need to improve,
but I cannot do their practicing for them.  
Proper practice will make them a better musician but other benefits include improving their
self-discipline and self-esteem.