Effective September 1, 2022

In addition to teaching at Cal Poly Pomona and the Colburn Community School, I also maintain an active private studio.  Here are my teaching policies:

Lesson fees are payable at the first lesson each month.  I accept cash or personal checks.  The fees are as follows:

$75 for 45 minutes
$90 per hour

If something comes up and you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please do so by phone or by text within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson.  If rescheduling is impossible, the fee for the missed lesson will be applied to the following month’s charges.  If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, or if a lesson is missed without any notice, there will not be any money refunded.

In order to help a student most effectively, I require my students to purchase music (method books and solos based on their ability level), study tools (metronome, tuner, lesson/practice notebook), and to keep their instruments in proper working order (valves oiled, slides greased, pipes clean, etc.).  In addition, I may also request materials such as recordings, breathing tools, mutes, books, etc. based on the student’s particular needs and/or interests.