Current Rates / Studio Info

 

Congratulations on taking this step in making music a greater part of your life!


Joining my studio is a very simple matter:  you just need to demonstrate the desire to learn music and an attitude conducive to private study.*


The first step in the process is contacting me and scheduling an initial evaluation.


This “first impression session” gives both of us the opportunity to assess the other.  You are assessing my demeanor as well as my methods.  I am also assessing your demeanor and attitude, your strengths and weaknesses as a musician, and the quality and condition of your instrument (for singers, this means the health of your instrument).


This first evaluation is normally 50-minutes in length and the fee is $70.


At the end of the first evaluation, we will discuss options for future study.  Normally, it is recommended the student take three more lessons in an “evaluation period” to make sure the process will work for future study.  The cost for the total four-week evaluation period is $280.  The amount from the initial evaluation is applied to the total eval fee.


At the end of the four-week evaluation, a determination is made about “joining the studio.”  Students joining my studio, and committing to a year contract of study, pay a flat monthly tuition of $195.  This is if the student is taking a 50 minute lesson (slightly higher tuition applies to shorter contracts and/or longer lesson times and lower tuition applies to 25 min. lessons for young people).  This tuition is the same every month, regardless of how many lessons are given each month.


Those that join the studio will also participate in a Studio Class once every quarter.  This class is in place of their lesson that week.  Learn more about Studio Classes.


That’s it in a nutshell.  If you have any questions about the process or about my studio, please do not hesitate to contact me.


I hope to work with you soon!


Dr. Bill

  1. * There is a non-negotiable, no-smoking policy in the studio.  In consideration for the health of  my family and other members of the studio, we simply cannot allow those who smoke to be part of the studio.  Please understand, this extends beyond the notion of actively smoking in the building.  I also firmly believe that the act of smoking seriously compromises the health of the vocal mechanism and the respiratory system and it is counter-productive to smoke while actively trying to improve one’s breathing or the quality of one’s voice.


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