- Hourly rate $50
- Response Time 1h
1st lesson free!
Guitar Professor Accepting Private Students, Beginner through Professional levels, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Theory and Technique
- at his home
About the lesson
Two seemingly diverse thoughts...
"Teachers teach the way they've been taught"
"Every student is unique"
Both true. My approach is to diagnose the students interests, short and long terms goals, musical background, and whatever problems need to be addressed. The next step is to design a structured path to chives those goals based on my years of studying at leading music schools as well as university teaching. The difference here is no grades, no syllabus -- the student determines the pace. The teaching environment is then free of stress. Relaxed, but effective.
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric guitar
- All Levels
University level instructor in guitar and music theory, 1994 - present
Professional performing guitarist, 1979 - present
Diploma in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music
M.M. (Music Theory) Duquesne University
Post Graduate studies, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pgh Civic Light Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, WV Public Theatre, many other top tier performing organizations
Created, implemented, and taught WVU's undergraduate / graduate programs in Guitar, 1994-2018; currently Adjunct Professor of Guitar, Waynesburg University / West Liberty University
Several years touring experience on "Top 40" and rock circuits' recent performances with "Journey" and "arena rock" cover bands; solo jazz performances for Nemacolin and 7 Springs, corporate events
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- 5h: $200
- 10h: $400
Tuition is due in full the first lesson of each month, for the number of lessons to be given that month.
Rates, for a monthly block of lessons, are based upon $40 per hour; $25 per half hour:
$160 for four one-hour lessons $100 for four 1⁄2 hour lessons
$200 for five one-hour lessons $125 for five 1⁄2 hour lessons
Individual lessons (less than the full monthly block, no-contract) are available @ $50 per hour; $30 per 1⁄2 hour.
Students may not pro-rate monthly tuition payments for any reason other than the instructor’s cancellation(s). Checks which are not written for the full and proper amount cannot be accepted, and instruction will be withheld; full tuition for the monthly timeslot, including payment for any lessons withheld will be expected before instruction can resume. Lessons withheld due to late payment will not be made up or credited. In the event you must miss the first lesson of the month, please send your payment to my home address for delivery before the second lesson of the month.