Lesson and Instruction Information
Instruction Policy and Information
Lesson tuition for private lessons:
- $100 for four one hour group lessons
- $120 for four 30 minute private lessons
- $140 for four 45-minute private lessons
- $160 for four one hour private lessons
Additional time is less per hour. Skype and Face Time lessons are at a discounted rate. Group lessons jams can be discounted as more time is added.
Private lessons are usually scheduled once per week. Hour lessons can be split into two 30-minute lessons per week.
If paying by check please make check out to Blake Nix. I can also accept Credit or debit cards, Paypal, and Dwolla.
Tuition for the month is due before the month begins, usually paid on the last lesson of the previous month. This reserves a spot and assures a place on the schedule. If you are absent on tuition day please make an arrangement with me to get tuition in on time, such as mailing the payment or making it online. I give make up priority to those who pay on time and practice regularly.
Call or text my cell, or email me with any messages. Text is usually best.
Without 24 hour notice I cannot guarantee a makeup lesson. Medical or family emergencies are exceptions. With prior notice, particularly during vacation times, rescheduled lessons are possible.
If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late and still wish to make the lesson please call or text if possible as I will assume something has happened if I haven't heard from you by that time. This way I will know to wait for you.
It is assumed you understand there is a necessary commitment of time and energy to achieve progress. We will discuss a practice routine that is consistent with your expectations and goals. In general, no less than four days of practice per week and at least one 20-minute session or two 15-minute sessions of diligent focused practice on the lesson material on those days is expected to see any progress. As you learn more and begin to have more fun you'll likely want to play more. Continue with the lesson material but play as much as you like!
Every student is different, and my goal is to work with your own musical goals and learning style. Expectations by both the teacher and the student should be clearly understood. We'll go over this in detail during the lessons. I will do my best to see that you learn what you want and need, and to see that you understand what you need to do to reach your goals.
What you will need for each lesson:
- Device (Phone, tablet or laptop you will using for lessons) or the following (TBD):
- 3-ring folder or binder with pockets (for hand outs)
- Loose leaf paper, preferably college ruled
- TAB notebook
- Music stand
- Tuner/Metronome. Clip-on or app on device
- Music books to be decided, and a Dropbox account for digital handouts.
- "Can do" attitude! :-)
- I will provide and amp, cable, and, music stand.
For best results, set up a "work station" at home. This is space dedicated to practice and guitar. It should be quiet and free of distractions. It should have your music stand at arms reach and eye level, your CD player within arms reach and your amplifier nearby (if you use one). We will discuss the work station in lesson and blog. Watch the instruction photo gallery for ideas.
We can do some work remotely. Email me with questions during the week and keep track of your thoughts and ideas in a notebook or on your device so we can refer to that in lesson if we don't address it during the week. This is included in the cost of lessons and we will discuss the specifics during and in between lessons. I can help you wade through the sometimes confusing sea of online information and Youtube videos.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up the first lesson or a free consult with no strings attached.