For your convenience, here are the answers to a few common questions:

Q: Do I need to have my own instrument for private bass lessons?

A: Yes, you must have your own bass.  The teaching studio cannot provide you with one.  There are many reputable shops in the area from which you may rent a bass, or one can be purchased, or sometimes if you are in a school band or orchestra they might allow you to borrow one to practice and study on.

Q: Where is your studio located?

A: My professional teaching studio is located at my home in Cary, near Trader Joe’s.  Directions to be provided at time of scheduling.

Q: I am looking for a teacher, but I am not sure if you will be the right teacher for me.  Can we meet first?

A: Yes.  Teacher/student relationships tend to work best when they are exclusive and in place for a period of time.  Finding a good match between lesson teacher and student is important at the onset, and I do not have the arrogance to believe that my style would work for everyone, though it has worked well for many.  Prior to beginning any lessons, it is always best to establish a meet-and-greet time, where we can get to know each other and determine if we both feel that it would be a mutually positive working relationship, going forward.

Q: What are your current rates per hour?

A: Please inquire through the “contact us” page for further information.

Q: If I take lessons, do I have to practice?

A: As a student, what you get out of lessons will largely depend on what you put in.  If you practice some, you will see some improvement.  If you practice a lot, you will see great improvements.  If you do not practice…well…

Q: What if I’m allergic to cats?

A: We maintain a safe and clean home, but two pet cats live with us.  Please use your own best judgement about your health needs, and if this is a problem for you, it will not hurt our feelings if you seek instruction elsewhere (we won’t tell the cats, though, they are much more sensitive creatures!).

Not finding what you want? Reach out directly through the Contact Us page.