Learning to Play and Sing Music
I believe Creativity is an important part of what makes us human and treasure opportunities to nurture that creativity in people of all ages.
I am available to teach weekend and week-long workshops, Private Lessons in my studio in Fort Collins, and one-to-one distance-learning lessons using Skype (by appointment only), Guitar Lessons on-line through JamPlay.com. Dulcimer Lessons on-line through DulcimerCrossing.com. I also provide music education for Early Childhood Centers and I write educational lessons for Dulcimer Players News. (Supplemental material for those lessons can be found here.)
I teach all levels on: Mountain & Hammered Dulcimers, Guitar (flat-pick, finger-pick, old-timey, bluegrass, folk, celtic, blues), Mandolin; Beginning Level: Bowed Psaltery, Autoharp, Bodhran (Irish Frame Drum), Hand Percussion (Djembe/Ashiko), Singing with Instruments for all levels; Song-writing; Arranging.
Frequency: Some students schedule weekly, others every other week, some monthly, depending upon their needs and goals.
Music theory is woven into the lessons, along with focused listening to develop jamming skills and tune acquisition by ear.
PRIVATE LESSON STUDIO
Private Lesson Fees : $30.00 for 45 minute lessons, $20.00 for 30 minute lessons
Frequency: to be determined in consultation with student. My goal is to help you “sing your soul” through the instrument of your choice. All lessons have a focus on playing from the heart and are tailored to the goals and skill level of the student
Recitals/Performance: I urge students to prepare and play for others (their family and friends, church, social events at work) in addition, periodic recitals are scheduled to help develop confidence in sharing their gifts.
Locations: My home studio: 303 Talon Court, Fort Collins. Map of 303 Talon Ct Fort Collins, CO 80524-7002, US
Lutheran Campus Ministry at Colorado State University, 805 S. Shields, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Map of LCM/CSU
Summer 2012 Availability: Mondays 1 pm- 9 pm; Tuesdays 1 pm- 9 pm
Cancellation Policy: A 24-hour notice is required in order to cancel a scheduled lesson without paying the lesson fee.
I’m also available for private lessons when I’m on the road in your area. Contact me to see if we can work out a mutually agree-able time! My On-The-Road Rate is based on $50/ hour.
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