For booking inquiries & other requests contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1-6 member performances
- Mixing/Sound Tech
- MC/DJ + other hosting
- Audio/Video Recording Sessions
- Recording Engineering & Production
- Band Coaching
- Group Instruction
- Private Lessons
- Basic Drums
- Basic Keys
$12: 3 check in emails with links & other music educational resources, 3 Custom Instruction videos, 6 Music Ed Resources Links
$45: + two 30 min lessons
$25 for 30 minutes
$35 for 45 minutes
$45 for 60 minutes
10% discount for monthly subscription to weekly lessons
15% discount for 2 month subscription to weekly lessons
This applies to guitar, voice, bass, ukulele, basic drums, and basic keys lessons. Lessons can include instruction on multiple instruments & preproduction/demoing/songwriting for no additional cost. This would also include 1 rollover lesson each month due to the reschedule or cancellation of a prescheduled lesson with less than 24 hours notice on your end.
My average price for performing solo at events starts at $100 an hour per performer. This includes sound equipment and gear transportation/rental expenses as well as travel expenses within a 25 mile radius from Richmond, VA. The size and instrumentation of band performances as well as song list is negotiable within reason.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first lesson is treated as more of a consultation with the chance of there being more discussion than actual playing (especially with adults.) However, my goal is to get my students confidently playing real songs and pieces of music that interest and excite them no matter how long they’ve been playing. I have a wide selection in my library of pop, rock, blues, RnB, folk, country, classical, jazz, and other popular songs to teach music theory concepts in a way that has practical and real world application. I do this by teaching how to simply play the song first, then reverse-engineering it to show the concepts and theories behind it.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 10 years total of formal music education experience primarily through School of Rock but also Sam Ash Music Stores as well as private lessons. I have worked with people of all ages and ability levels, and my degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University means I’m confident in teaching both school aged children as well as adults. With regard to my musical abilities outside of teaching, I have been writing, recording, and performing music for over 20 years. I also have plenty of experience hosting and MCing events of all sizes, and feel confident in helping make your event a success.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Music and teaching have always been a passion of mine, but I got my start teaching music formally in 2013 when I began working at School of Rock. I first started playing music formally at age 11 in 2001 and have been on a relentless pursuit ever since to write, perform, record, and teach music as much as possible.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with students as young as 4 and 5 as well as adults of all ages and ability levels on guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, keys, and vocals. I have played, hosted, organized, and coordinated private and public performances ranging from casual, community-centered open mics and showcases to full production shows at concert halls, nightclubs, and outdoor venues with audiences ranging from a few dozen to a few thousand at events of all types and sizes.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It’s important to define short term and long term goals for learning. That way the student has focus and forward momentum for their progress on their musical journey. It also helps me as a teacher know what areas to focus on developing the most.
For private/public live events involving music entertainment & audio services, it’s best to have as many details possible and a day-of contact for load in and load out of gear & equipment, but also a detailed schedule of the event itself.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Having performance opportunities is key for musical development since ultimately the goal of playing music is to be heard! Even for bedroom musicians and hobbyists can benefit from working towards a goal of performance even if it’s only for a small audience or even without one in the studio! These can be formal or informal, but it’s equally important that the student has an instrument and space they feel comfortable practicing and performing in. I can offer guidance and support for buying your first instrument as well as setting up a space that works for the student’s needs.