Frequently Asked Questions, Teaching Philosophy, and Registration Form
Please read this page prior to filling out the lesson registration form.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's your teaching ~specialty~? I specialize in teaching beginning and intermediate flutists (children AND adults) and students who struggle with performance anxiety.
Where will lessons be held? In-person lessons will usually be held at my home, but other arrangements can be made. Online lessons are offered via Skype.
How long are the lessons, and what are your rates? Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute time slotsto accommodate each student's (and their family's) schedule. The first lesson is complimentary and free of charge so the student and I are able to decide if we are a good fit. If we're not the ultimate student-and-teacher pair, you don't have to worry about asking for a refund.
ALL LESSONS ARE $10 (current rate as of 12/9/2019).
What subjects are covered in lessons? This varies per student based upon their goals, but here are some topics I have worked on with previous students: embouchure, tone, technique, hand position, posture, articulation, intonation, tempo, balance, blend, rhythm, music history, music theory, rehearsal behavior, ensemble skills, and elements of professionalism
Do you have rules for cancellations, attendance, etc.? Yes. I have created a handbook for lessons which encompasses my policies on lesson materials, lesson expectations, practice expectations, practice journal tips, teacher discretion, changing lessons, payments, make-up lessons, cancellations, and more! You will receive a handbook via email upon the completion of lesson registration.
No matter your age, ability, or experience, music is FOR YOU.
Each person has different goals, dreams, and aspirations! I will design an effective plan to help you get there step by step.
As lessons only last for 30-60 minutes per week, I provide students with practice techniques that will allow the student to become their own teacher AND continue to progress outside of lessons!
Music is WAY more than reading notes on a page! Aspects of music history and theory will be lightly supplemented in lessons, as well as aspects of professionalism (timeliness, preparation, respect, etc.) as the latter skills are directly transferable to the student's life outside of lessons.
My ultimate goal is to help students find their creative voice in a fun and supportive environment and better express themselves through music.