FAQs 2017-02-01T19:24:32+00:00
What happens if I decide to end my lessons? 2015-02-01T13:01:35+00:00

No notice is required when a student wishes to end lessons before the end of the lesson year, however payments will not be refunded for cheques already cashed and times for the next season will not be reserved for students not completing the full lesson year to the end of June.

I noticed you’re in a residential area, what things should I be aware of? 2015-02-01T12:56:02+00:00

Driving very slowly and carefully on Surin Court is an issue for my neighbours, especially those with children who enjoy playing on the street, and particularly during the nicer weathers. Please be aware of their presence and visit our street as a cautious and responsible guest. (Skype students and students who walk to their lessons may travel to lessons at any speed they like.)

Where to park: If you’re driving, please park on the south side of Surin Court. Thank you.

How does lesson scheduling work? 2015-02-01T12:44:06+00:00

Each student is scheduled for a specific time and day of the week for their lesson. Students may reschedule any and all missed lessons during the lesson year. Alternate times are often available within the lesson season to make up a missed lesson and students and parents are encouraged to inquire about available times for their reschedules. Any lessons canceled by the teacher are also subject to be rescheduled.

What else should I bring to my lessons, besides my instrument? 2015-02-01T12:30:46+00:00

All students are required to bring an empty binder to their lessons for support materials such as technical requirements and recreational songs they choose to learn.

Are there certain music books I need to buy for bass lessons? 2015-02-01T12:24:43+00:00

Bass and theory book lists are provided after the first few lessons.

Are there certain books I need to purchase for piano lessons? 2015-02-01T12:23:25+00:00

Piano and theory book lists are provided after the first few lessons.

Are there any music books that I need to buy for my guitar lessons? 2017-02-01T19:14:41+00:00

Here are just some of the guitar books that James teaches from:

• A Modern Method for Guitar Vol.1 by William Leavitt, Berklee College Press
• Melodic Rhythms for Guitar, by William Leavitt, Berklee College Press
• Modern Reading Text in 4/4 Time by Louis Belson
• Mel Bay’s Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales and Arpeggios by William Bay.

All books can be purchased from any music book retailer or online. Students are encouraged to take the books to Staples to have them wire spiral bound (not surlox).