There are two main goals for all of my clients.
First: To play 10 songs of their choosing, front to back.
Second: To be able to play music with other musicians. ( aka Jamming )
The last point is often overlooked. One of the real joys of being a musician, is to share in a musical conversation with other players.
As a teacher, I don’t pretend my methods and concepts are purely my own. The late Howard Roberts was a pioneer in guitar education from the 1960′s through the 80′s. He had a gift of explaining musical concepts in simple ways, reducing what appeared to be a complex endeavor, into small isolated and easy to learn techniques. One of his main points, which I try to encourage in my own lessons, is to know precisely what you are suppose to do, before you attempt to do it. That approach drastically reduces mistakes and makes for a more enjoyable learning experience. In short, I hope to inspire my students to have the joy of discovering the musician inside themselves. I hope you’ll join me on that journey.
From Beginner to Advanced. From 8 to 88 years of age. From Fingerstyle, to Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical and everything in-between. Gift Certificates available. I have 3 locations to serve you, Dunnellon FL. 352-465-5491 or my cell 563-212-2230 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are in the Gainesville Area. Contact Joe at Hoggtowne Music at 352-271-4772 or my cell 563-212-2230,
I would like to thank all of my students and their parents for allowing me the opportunity to provide lessons at Hoggtowne Music. My job as a music instructor is to help each person gain the skills and knowledge to play their instrument in a way that is fun and rewarding for them. We will tailor an approach that answers each students needs and desires rather than make everyone progress through the same materials. I like to use the music a student already listens to and enjoys whenever possible. For younger students, we always start with reading notes and playing single string melodies on the guitar. For older students, we use material they want to play. It is not necessary to read music to play the guitar and I will leave that up to each person, but it undoubtedly helps with the comprehension of the musical language.
1. Lesson tuition is $90.00 (4 week month) or $112.50 (5 week month) to be paid on the first week of each month. This is a half hour per week private lesson. There is no long term contract. The maximum financial commitment is one month. The student is free to discontinue further lessons at that point if they choose, but there will not be a refund for lessons not taken. Special arrangements can be made for weekly lessons at $25.00 per lesson provided one week is paid in advance. Students are reserving their time slot each week so they are responsible for the payment and attendance of their lesson. If I am not able to make a lesson time I will give advance notice and the student will not be charged. For students who cannot commit to a set weekly time, I can put them on a will call basis so they can phone in to see if any times are available in a given week. These lessons will be $25.00 per half hour lesson.
2. Student cancellations on the day of the lesson (except in cases of illness) will not be made up. If a student cannot come due to illness another time will be found that week at the teacher’s discretion. I realize sometimes schedule conflicts arise and I will do my best to accommodate them if I have open available slots. If all slots are filled during the week, the last Friday of the month will be reserved for make-up lessons.
I hope that by establishing these lesson policies at the outset, we can avoid any confusion later on. Let me know if you have any further questions regarding these policies. I enjoy and respect the opportunity to help you learn the language of music. Regular attendance and daily practice will help make that a reality.