Policies

Have Fun!

Please tell me if you’re not thoroughly enjoying your lessons, and we’ll work out what’s needed to make this an awesome experience. I love structure, but I’ll be as flexible as I can to ensure that your needs are met.

Lesson Length

Each lesson lasts 40 minutes.

Single Lessons

  • $115 per lesson.
  • Schedule one lesson at a time, as often or as rarely as you like.

Weekly Lessons

  • $105 per lesson.
  • Reserve the same time every week.
  • Lesson fee is charged every week on your regular lesson day whether you attend, cancel, or reschedule.
  • Reschedule a canceled lesson up to three weeks before or after the original lesson, subject to scheduling availability.
  • Credit card on file required.

Cancellations

Please let me know at least 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson. You can manage your lessons through my Scheduling page or contact me at my email or (206) 496-2905. Lessons canceled with less than 48 hours’ notice are billed at full price and cannot be rescheduled. No exceptions; please don’t ask.

If you need to cancel on short notice due to illness, logistics, or an emergency, you still have a few options:

  1. Skype in. A handful of my students already take Skype lessons from various parts of the world, or from across town when the traffic’s intolerable.
  2. Send someone in your place. As long as I have a heads up, I could do a one-time lesson with a family member or friend on anything musical: guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, piano, drums, voice, harmonica, music theory, songwriting, composition, improvisation.
  3. Video lesson. I could use your reserved lesson time to record a short, customized instructional video on a topic of your choice. This can be really useful to practice with over the course of several weeks as you master the song or concept.