Thank you for your interest in pursuing music lessons. Whether you’re a new student, continuing current lessons, or getting back into lessons, I’m confident your musical needs can be met.
Lessons are generally scheduled in half-hour sessions that meet on a weekly basis. Accommodations can be made for a longer lesson, but a half-hour is the minimum. The cost of a half-hour lesson is $30. Payment is due at the first lesson of the current month and is payable by cash, check or electronic payment such as Venmo or Paypal. 4 lessons = $120, 5 lessons = $150.
Each student may cancel up to three (3) lessons per calendar year. To qualify, a 24-hour notice is required. If your lesson falls on a holiday and there is no lesson you will not be charged. As a professional musician there will be times when I need to cancel due to rehearsals, gigs, travel, etc. I will make every effort to reschedule, but if that is not possible I will credit that lesson to your next month.
Please talk to me directly regarding any prolonged absences that might arise from unexpected illness, vacations, etc.
Materials used include, but are not limited to:
Here’s The Drum, Vol. I & II – Emil Sholle
Stick Control – George Lawrence Stone
Modern Rudimental Swing Solos For
The Advanced Drummer – Chas. Wilcoxin
The Drum Set Musician – Rod Morgenstein
Advanced Techniques For The
Modern Drummer – Jim Chapin
Workin’ Drums – Ben Hans
The Encyclopedia of Double
Bass Drumming – Bobby Rondinelli
Faber & Faber Piano Adventures,
Levels Primer – 5; Lesson, Theory,
Technique, Performance and Popular
Alfred’s Piano Method
Alfred’s Adult All-In-One Course
Bastien Piano Method
Music By The Masters – Arr. Russell Lanning
The Virtuoso Pianist – C.L. Hanon
In addition, there will be handouts, charts, transcriptions, individual sheet music and outside study materials. Students are encouraged to seek out other materials and songs that they would like to bring to their lessons.
Whether you are taking lessons to pursue a career in music, to learn enough to play for fun, or to supplement a school music program I look forward to helping you achieve your goal. Thank you for your time and consideration.