FAQ: Can you teach this instrument?

I love living in a small community - knowing someone else can check on our cats or let us borrow a ladder without a second thought is great! One of the downfalls of living in a small community can be limited resources.Usually we get creative and use what we have which is great! However, trying to "use what we have" when it comes to music lessons may not be the best choice. 

I've recently been asked if I could offer lessons on instruments as varied as violin/fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and even dulcimer! While I do play some mandolin, bass, and violin, it's not nearly well enough to consider teaching someone else, and I don't currently have a bass or violin.

When you're paying for music instruction with me, you're getting quality lessons tailored to each student, and my goal is to deliver the best educational value for your investment. For that reason, I do NOT teach:

  • Ukulele
  • Bass
  • Mandolin
  • Violin/fiddle
  • Dulcimer
  • Banjo
  • Guitar to any students under age 6
  • Private piano lessons to students under age 4
  • Any other instruments not listed below (but I'm happy to help locate someone who can!)

I DO teach the following:

  • Piano (ages 4+), beginner-intermediate
  • Guitar (ages 6+), beginner-intermediate
  • Songwriting (ages 6+)
  • General music theory (ages 8+ when taught a la carte)
  • Vocal coaching (ages 12+)
  • Performance/audition coaching
  • Music appreciation/intro to music - pre-cursor to private music lessons (ages 3-4)

If you're unsure, or have encountered a perplexing instrument, please contact me and we'll see what we can figure out!