Music Education Programs

I offer Lessons in the following areas of interest:

Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer
Includes Kids Piano, jazz piano, and classical study, depending on the goals of the student.  You will not only learn to read printed music, you will also learn to play by ear, and improvise based on the structure of a piece.  You will also learn how to play from lead sheets and chord charts, as well as read and write using the Nashville Number System, as professional musicians do.

Bass Guitar 
From the very beginning, you’ll be exposed to a variety of rock, blues, country, jazz, and classical styles.  In addition to reading guitar tablature, you’ll also learn how to read standard music notation, and play from the Nashville Number System.

All students enrolled in private lessons have many performance opportunities, both for studio recording as well as streaming internet shows.

Private Lessons are one-on-one, teacher and student.  I also offer my exclusive Semi-Private Lessons, with two students (typically two siblings, or child and parent) with one teacher.  I’ve found that the semi-private program is a great way for a parent and child to have a mutual activity that they can enjoy together, and are both at the same level of ability.

Group Classes
Group classes are scheduled as student interest dictates.  Please call for my current schedule.  Group classes typically meet for six weeks, for an hour each week.

Worship Keyboard
This is a great workshop for the pianist with some playing experience who would like to venture beyond playing with written music, and would like to join their church worship team as a keyboardist.  We use contemporary materials and methods in this class, as well.

Recording Techniques
This class is designed for the novice recording artist who would like to use computer based recording techniques to capture their own music at home.  We will study and use Acoustica Mixcraft as our recording platform, because it is powerful and inexpensive.  Skills developed with Mixcraft are easily ported to other industry standard tools, such as Apple Logic or AVID Pro Tools.

Students will learn to record and edit audio, record and edit MIDI, apply effects, mix and master a finished product.  The class is very hands on and all participants will get experience with all aspects of the process.

Costs of Attendance
All lessons are billed by the month, and there is no distinction based on the number of lessons in the month.  You pay a firm, fixed rate.

Regular private lessons:
45 minutes, once a week — $140.00 per month

Group programs:
Varies depending on the class.  Inquire with the studio for current programs.