Frequently Asked Questions
Do you teach beginners?
Yes, Meg teaches beginning clarinet and saxophone students, as well as intermediate and advanced musicians.
How long are the lessons?
Meg offers lessons in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute blocks. All beginners start with 30-minute lessons. Many adults choose a flexible, two 60-minute blocks per month. Most students take advantage of the weekly 45-minute lessons. Meg discusses your goals with you to find the most appropriate lesson length.
Do you teach jazz improvisation?
Yes! Meg instructs musicians on any instrument who want to learn the fundamentals of improvisation.
What days do you teach?
Meg teaches Monday-Friday from after school (first lesson is at 3 PM) through the early evening (lessons end by 8 PM.) Although this schedule can change in the Summer months. Occasionally, Saturday morning lessons are available.
Where are the lessons taught?
All lessons are given at Grace Notes Music Studio, located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of Portland at 5644 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215.
Do you offer performance opportunities for your students?
Yes! Twice a year, I produce student recitals; in the Fall and Spring. The format of the Fall recital is small ensembles, in which students combine into groups of two, three and four and play duets, trios, and quartets. In the Spring, each student performs a solo with or without accompaniment.
How much are lessons?
Monthly lesson packages are $100 for 2 hours a month and $200 for 4 hours per month. Utilizing 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute lessons throughout the month, students can schedule a a varied number of lessons and varied length that add up to either 2 hours or 4 hours. See the Monthly Lesson Package page for more detail about this.
What do you expect of students?
Meg expects each student to practice the assigned lesson, keep playable reeds in rotation, maintain their instrument in playable condition, and ask questions.
What if I need to reschedule my lesson?
You may use the online scheduler at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule a lesson. Please read our complete studio policies.