LESSON INFORMATION AND POLICIES
I can’t wait to work with you!
Private lessons are available to students of all ages and abilities on oboe and flute. Lessons are currently being offered online and in-person*.
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*Detailed Covid-19 protocols and information about online and in-person lessons are listed below.
how it works
Getting started on oboe and flute…
CHECK IT OUT
If you have never taking private lessons before, we can start with just one 30-minute lesson. This is a chance to experience what a private lesson is like without any obligation. Trial lessons can be in-person or remote.
GRAB AN INSTRUMENT
NO MUSIC REQUIRED
All you need is an instrument to get started—I can provide music for your first lesson! If you need help finding a place to rent one, I will be happy to help with this. Oboe lessons can also include instrument adjsutments, if needed.
SCHEDULE A TIME
CHOOSE A LENGTH
I offer 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute lessons. I recomend 30 minutes for middle school students, 45-mintues for online lessons, and 60 minutes for in-person lessons for high school students and adults.
COME BACK ANY TIME
There are no minimum or maxium lesson requirements or monthly fees. I will work with you to determine a lesson frequency that works best for you. Lesson times vary each semester, so please contact me for my current schedule.
LESSON POLICY & PRICES
Please contact me for current lesson rates. Lesson length and frequency can be customized to fit each students needs. There is a required 24-hour cancelation policy to change or cancel a lesson to avoid being charged the full lesson price, unless it is due to an emergency or illness. Payment due at time of service.
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LOCATION & HOURS
Lessons are taught in my office at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Lesson days and times vary. Please contact me to schedule a lesson and check for availability.
In-Person Lessons: In-person lessons are currently being offered to vaccinated students. We meet on campus at Fort Lewis College and always utilized social distancing in one of the large classrooms, when available. Masks are currently required indoors on campus, but may be removed when playing.
Online Lessons: Remote lessons are also being offered to all students—including local and non-local residents. The recommended platform is Zoom, and a free 30-minute will be included with the first lesson to assist with troubleshooting technical issues. A Zoom link and instructions will be provided prior to your first lesson. An external microphone is recommended.
2021 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Cancelations: Please call, text, or email me 24-hours prior to canceling your lesson. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, if you feel ill the day of your lesson, please cancel as soon as you can. No fee will be charged for cancelations due to illness.
Covid-19 Exposure: If you are taking in-person lessons and have been exposed to Covid-19 within 14 days, please alert me immediately. We can continue lessons online during this time, or wait until the quartntine period has lapsed. If I am exposed to Covid-19, I will contact you and let you know as well.
A note on reeds: I am still adjusting reeds during in-person lessons on an as-needed basis. Reeds are disinfected with Sterisol before being played on, and/or returned.
Ready to play some music?
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time.