Rates, Payment Policies, Lesson
Times, Other Information
- Rates vary due to the
highly diverse nature of the professional curriculums presented, but
generally range from $75.00 to $150.00 an hour. In financial hardship
cases, we often will supply a scholarship dependent on the situation.
- All applicants must do
a talent evaluation session before being admitted to the
- I run my program like a
University Program. Think of being my student as a chance with working
highest level teacher you would find at a University.
- A representative or I
personally will discuss your situation with you to work out the
details. We are very flexible with sincere students that work hard to
reach their goals and are sympathetic to students with special
hardships or funding problems.
Student2Artist students have a much more intensive schedule than others
because of the recording of their personal audio CD.
- I teach on Thursdays,
Fridays, and Saturdays during the day in Brentwood/Santa Monica/West LA
areas. I do teach on other days of the week via Skype. Requirements for
Skype students are different from students attending lessons in person.
- Students buy and I
reserve their time slot. There is no cancellation policy.
- Materials-Dependent on
what your musical needs are, I will determine what material you will
need to purchase for your area of study. With over 25000 hours of
teaching experience, I wil be able to spot your weaknesses and assess
your needs very quickly. You will need to get
books I recommend. Every week, you will need to bring blank staff
paper in a book
form so that I can write your exercises and assignments in it. I will
often recommend important books, recordings, websites, theortical ideas
and other teachers to support your individual needs as a growing
musician and performer.
- I do not allow visitors
to observe, take notes or join you at a private lesson unless they are
taking lessons with you. My instruction can be fast paced, and I will
need your undivided attention for you to receive full benefit of my
expertise. The studios have a comfortable
waiting areas where parents can wait and
there are plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby.
- I encourage you to
lessons because I cover so much material so quickly. When you have a
question during the week about your lesson, you can refer to your tape
and write down anything you need to know so that you can ask at your
next lesson. As much as we would like to, we can't teach you over
the phone, so you will have to make your time count when we are working
together on your music. You cannot make copies of the lesson tapes or
them, put them on the web, or use them for anything other than your
- You must make at least
a three month commitment if you are beginning student for my programs
to work for you. If you decide to stop after the three months is
completed, let us know at least two weeks in advance. Busy actors and
actresses preparing for personal appearances are an exception and we
are more flexible in those cases-especially for important castings and
movie role auditions.
- I require all students
that sign up to pay on a monthly basis at the first of the month. All
prospective students must do a talent evaluation and interview before
becoming my student.