what lessons are like

pricing and policies


set up your first lesson

monday 3:00-8:30
tuesday 3:00-8:30
wednesday 3:00-8:30

before your first lesson

these reminders will help your first lesson go smoothly.

please be on time, but not early

usually it shows good manners to show up a little early for an appointment, and i definitely encourage you to allow enough travel time to arrive a little ahead of schedule. but because the waiting area is in the same room as where i teach, it's disruptive to the student before you if you come inside early. most beginners are already very self-conscious about their playing, and having someone they don't know in the room can give them full-on stage fright. the other reason to not come to the door early is to respect my (usually very limited) break time.

so if traffic is light and you get here early, please watch your cell phone time (it's usually more accurate than your car's time) and wait until exactly your lesson time to come to the door. i know it sounds a little extreme, but you'll appreciate it when the person after you does the same.

do we knock or come right in?

please come right in, leave your shoes at the door, and come down into the studio at your lesson time. i know it's weird to just walk into someone's house, but you'll get used to it : ) not having to come to the door for every student lets me keep lesson times a little longer.

front door:  please leave your shoes here, then come down the stairs to the studio

what to bring

all you need is your guitar or bass, any music you've worked on previously with another teacher, and a pick. you don't need to bring your amp, cable, or buy a book for lessons. if you have a tuner or amp that you'd like me to show you how to use, you're welcome to bring it.


please park either on the street or on the left side of the driveway so that my wife can still get her car into the garage while i'm teaching.

please either park on the street or on the left side of the driveway

student info sheet, guitar policies sheet

you can save time at your first lesson if you print these out ahead of time and fill them out. you can download them as .pdf files here:

student info form (.pdf) - this information is helpful in case we have to cancel a lesson at the last minute or if there is a medical emergency during a lesson. i will never share or sell your personal information.

lessons policies (.pdf) - please read these, sign the bottom, and return to me.


please bring a payment to at least cover your first lesson, and preferably to cover the remainder of the month. if you're starting mid-month, you can prorate your tuition proportionately to the number of lessons you've missed (my monthly billing is based on an average of 4 lessons per month). for example, if you're starting weekly lessons on the second tuesday of the month, you've missed one lesson (1/4th of the month), and so instead of $80, you would pay $60 (3/4th of the tuition). if you're unsure how much to prorate it, you can email or call me.


what lessons are like

pricing and policies


how to set up your first lesson