Would you or someone in your wedding party like to walk down the aisle to the sound of a trumpet? I charge $350 for wedding ceremonies, which includes a one-hour in-person consultation and my attendance at your rehearsal.
I do not charge for performances of Taps (I will accept donations if you feel compelled to pay). (Please note, however, that Dr. Chris Wilson, who holds the trumpet position at the university where my husband teaches, has actually served in the military. For this reason, I would always recommend him first if it were a question of who to contact.)
Please Note: I have spent the past four years teaching college. From this experience I learned that I work most successfully with students who are in the early stages of teaching or playing careers. Although I am open to working with younger players, my rates reflect the expectation that most of my students will be seeking the kind of specialized knowledge that they would normally expect to receive from a university professor.
I charge a flat fee of $75 per lesson for private instruction, which does not increase if your lesson lasts longer than an hour. This fee is due on the date of your lesson.
I offer regular lessons to pre-professional students (i.e. college students who are in between degrees or working through embouchure changes) at a reduced rate of $250/month. This fee is due within the first five days of the month unless prior arrangements have been made and includes unlimited lessons during the course of the month. Note that this arrangement is available only to adult (18 years or older) students who are seeking a career in music. All others must pay the per-lesson rate.
Please note that, while I do offer lessons via Skype/webcam, I have noticed that lessons are generally more productive when we are able to meet in person. If I am not in your area and you think you might like a lesson, send me an email! I travel often and there is always the chance that I may find myself in your neighborhood down the road.
Need an extra set of ears? Trying to decide whether it’s worth investing in a lesson? Send me a recording of your playing and I will be happy to offer some feedback. First feedback is free provided that your recording is less than 10 minutes long. For subsequent recordings I charge $25 for up to 10 minutes of audio and $2 per minute thereafter. (If this seems high, please note the disclaimer at the top of the page and recall that a first-round orchestral audition is probably 10 minutes in length.)
**Attention Arkansas Trumpet Students: If you are a high school trumpet student in the state of Arkansas, make sure to check out Dr. Chris Wilson’s website! He offers a great price for the same type of feedback, and if you like what he has to say, then you can also study with him in college!
Feedback for Private Teachers
If you are a private teacher who would like input on your work, I offer video consultations at a rate of $50 per half-hour of footage (or $80 per hour). In this arrangement, you send me a recording of yourself teaching a lesson and I will watch the entire recording, then provide either written or verbal feedback (your choice) about what you are doing. I offer this service primarily as a way to help new teachers find their footing or as a way to help non-trumpet players feel more confident when teaching trumpet. If you would like me to observe several lessons, I offer a package of ten hours of footage for $650.
Some teachers, if they want specific feedback about a specific student, have chosen to sit in on a lesson while I teach the student for my usual rate of $75. If this works better for your situation, this is fine with me!
Lessons With My Students
Do you want regular lessons for a lower rate? Send me an email and I will gladly put you in touch with one of my students. They charge less but are able to consult with me if they have any questions.
For additional information, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.