Q: How much will lessons cost?
A: Tuition is $120 per month. Payment is due at the
beginning of each month. Currently I am not able to
offer refunds for missed lessons; If you have to miss
a lesson we will TRY to reschedule so that we can
still get at least 4 lessons in a month.
Q: Where and when do the lessons take place?
A: Mondays I teach from my home studio (call
or email for the address
) Tuesdays I
teach at Beaverton Music, 12630 SW First Street,
Beaverton OR, 97005. Wednesdays I teach at Aloha
Music, in the mall at the corner of 185th & TV
Highway (Hwy 8) Weekly lesson times will be between
the hours of 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: At the younger end, I typically don't start
students any younger than age 10. This is for a
variety of reasons; mainly physical limitations: I
have learned over the years that most kids' fingers
aren't big enough to cover the tone holes of a
clarinet until they're about 10 years old, also their
breathing muscles aren't developed sufficiently to
force enough air through the instrument. Having said
that, there are always exceptions; if you think your
son/daughter is exceptional for his/her age, we can do
a few lessons on a trial basis - I don't like to turn
anyone away if there's a chance they're going to
Q: How much of a time commitment do you expect from
A: Learning a musical instrument is like learning a
language. It doesn't get any easier unless there's
daily repetition. Beginning/Intermediate Students
should be spending at least 30 minutes a day, each and
every day. Advanced students are required to practice
at least an hour a day. I see each student for exactly
half an hour a week, for one day a week; the other 6
days of the week students are on their own to work on