Lessons are half-hour sessions once per week, held on the same day and time each week. Intermediate and advanced students can benefit from one hour lessons, which are generally not recommended for beginners.
Half-hour lessons are $100 per calendar month, and hour lessons are $170 per month. A family with 2 or more members enrolled in half-hour lessons is billed at the hour lesson rate ($85 per student).
Lesson tuition is due on the first lesson day of the month for the
entire month. Any tuition amount paid on or after the 8th of the month
is subject to a $10 late fee. I accept cash, checks drawn on a local
bank/branch, and PayPal transfers as payment.
There is a $30 fee for any returned check.
I don't charge an additional amount if there are 5 lesson days in a month, but I also don't deduct for holidays on lesson days. In most cases, this averages out over a year's time to be two to four additional ("free") lessons in favor of the student.
I also accept lesson services purchase orders from River Springs and Sky Mountain Charter Schools; gift certificates for lessons are available.
There is a 48-hour cancellation notice required for missed lessons. If timely notice is not given, the lesson will not be rescheduled. All rescheduled lessons must be taken within the month that the missed lesson occurred, and in no case are lessons missed by the student credited or refunded.
If I miss a lesson, I may work with you to reschedule the lesson within the same month. If you cannot make this time for any reason, I will credit the lesson fees forward into the next month. If I know in advance of a month that I will be unavailable, I will pro-rate the lesson fees for the month at the time you take care of that month's tuition.
If we will be working with a book or series of books, I'll provide the first book to you at no charge. Other books that may become necessary for you to use in your lessons are your responsibility to acquire.
Other materials, such as handouts, charts, and transcriptions are included in the monthly lesson tuition.
If you have additional questions about taking guitar lessons or would like
more specifics on how to get started, please call me at (951)231-5070
or use the contact form on the home page
this website. Thanks!