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How much are the lessons?
I have many different plans for students to choose from, each of which has a different price. Of course, price is an important factor in considering which teacher or school to take lessons from, or whether to take them at all. However, there are many other things to consider besides price. The most important thing is results. If teacher A charges 25% less than teacher B but takes twice as long to get the student results, then in the long run that teacher costs the student not only more money but more time and energy, not to mention level of enjoyment.
How long are the lessons? What if I can’t commit every week?
I offer complete scheduling flexibility. Not get too specific as to how, let’s just say the way we structure the lessons is very convenient and easy.
Where are you located?
For obvious reasons, we won’t post our address here on the internet, but keep in mind that location is an exchange of time for value. By decreasing the amount of time it takes to travel to a teacher, you increase the value. But what if the value was so high that you actually save huge amounts of practice time at home (by not practicing correctly or remembering exactly what you are supposed to be practicing)?
What happens during the free lessons? Will it be an attempt to persuade me to take lessons?
Several things happen in the free lesson. A) You learn something on guitar that is useful and relevant to you. B) We talk about what you would like to accomplish on guitar and draw up a strategy on how we can get you there quickly. C) If we both feel like it’s a good match, you take a look at the packages we have available and see if any of them would work for you.
Won’t it be easier if I just try and learn on my own?
You can try to learn guitar on your own, except that you may or may not be able to do it successfully. Isn’t your time worth more than subjecting it to some kind of experiment like that?
And, there’s even more value underneath the surface:
As a student, you get way more than average guitar lessons. You get:
– personal training, coaching, and mentoring. There’s a lot more to teaching music than just “Ok, here’s something new, go home and practice it. Have a good week.” I’ll explain more in the free intro session.
– free bonus items for reaching certain goals, hitting an anniversary in, or for a variety of other reasons.
– Supplemental Material. I have a huge library of songs and teaching resources that can be used to reinforce what you did in the lesson or simply save lots of time in the lesson. I generally am able to avoid having to write out things during lessons, which is a poor and inefficient way to use your lesson time.
– Relevant Lesson Content. We teach what you really need, not what some book or method says you need. Way to many students come to me who have been taking lessons or learning on their own for years and can’t even play simple songs. It’s because their teacher or method was very specific and restrictive. It’s a bit sad because all it takes to get you to your goals is to find out what they are, make a roadmap, and guide you down the path.
– Trained teaching. Any teacher with a few students can say they are experienced, but how many can say they continually try improve their teaching skills?
– Innovation. Because of my membership in EGTIC, explained above, I am continously learning and implementing new strategies to help students have more fun and get faster results. What else is there than that? 🙂
– Progress Tracking. As you get better and better it gets harder to see progress clearly, if you don’t have a system. The Practice Tracker is a great system whereby students can easily see progress and keep motivated to practice.
– Enjoyment. It’s too bad there are so many people who have stories about how some music teacher sapped all the joy out of their playing with a few negative comments, or an inappropriate system, or general lack of enthusiasm. Our whole mission is more fun, more play, and better music.
Call today to schedule a free introductory lesson:
There is no obligation to sign up for lessons, so you have nothing to lose! And, you are guaranteed to learn something that will help your guitar playing even if either of us decides that becoming a student is not the best option.
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Pro guitarist and teacher for over 18 years
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