What is a Good Age to Start Clarinet Lessons for my Child?
Generally speaking, nine years old, or the third grade.
The summer after third grade can be a wonderful time to start clarinet lessons.
How long are lessons? How Much Do Lessons Cost?
There are three lesson length options and lesson rates:
-30 minutes: $140.00/month
-45 minutes: $200.00/month
-60 minutes: $240.00/month
Lesson length is determined by consultation with the instructor.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tuition will be adjusted for vacation/other variables, with advance notice.
I do my best to makeup lessons for illness or emergency; I ask for 24 hours notice cancellation.
Music lessons are not just one more activity to be added onto a young person's busy life for the purpose of building a well-rounded appearance to prospective colleges, not just one more item to check off the list one the way up the ladder to success.
The gift of being able to play music oneself is something not to take for granted, and the lasting benefit of music lessons extends throughout the lifetime.
Plato wrote that rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul; my goal for all my students is to cultivate a lifelong love for and interest in playing and listening to music as a means of personal expression. Some of my students will pursue music as a profession, and some will become important leaders in their respective fields and voices and advocates for arts education.
I believe that none of my students will leave my studio without the knowledge that music is no small thing; that through it, they have the humble power to transcend the present, and to move souls in times of darkness.