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Frederick County, MD
Do I need my own instrument?
Yes, you will need your own instrument for your lessons. This can be a school borrowed instrument, rented instrument from a music store or one that you have purchased. If you would like a recommendation for an instrument or where to rent one please don’t hesitate to ask.
What area(s) do you teach in?
I am formerly a HCPSS middle school band director. I currently teach in person lessons out of Emmitsburg, MD. However, with the option of virtual lessons I am able to take students from any location.
what materials will I need?
Students will need their instrument, Rubank Elementary Methods, Intermediate OR Advanced book based on their ability which we will discuss after the first lesson. Students will also need at least four good reeds, cork grease and a pencil.
How long are the lessons?
Typically musicians tend to choose 1 hour lessons however, I do offer 30 minute lessons as well. If 30 minutes is too short and an hour is too long please ask about the option for a 45 minute lesson.
Is there a deadline to sign up for lessons?
No, there is no deadline to sign up for lessons. We can begin lessons at any point in the year.
can we work on my music for school?
OF COURSE! Each lesson we will set goals and will do all that we can to make sure that your goals are met!
can you help with solo and ensemble, all county and other performances or auditions?
Yes! I can help you prepare for any performance or audition that you have. We can collaborate to pick the best music for you to help you be successful.