11650 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

ph: 213-479-4508

Lesson Rates/Policy


I offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour long lessons. Lesson rates are commensurate with my experience and ability, and quite reasonable for the expertise that I can provide. You may contact me with specific pricing inquiries regarding lesson rates or for anything not listed, including gift certificates or customized Master Classes.

I offer an introductory lesson at a discount rate, as well as monthly discounts for those students paying for monthly blocks of lessons up-front following the introductory lesson. Prices listed below include the monthly discount. All lessons are billed by the month, but if you would like to set up a single lesson, please contact me for rates. 

I also offer FLEX lessons for those who can't make a weekly appointment. With FLEX you pay for 4 lesson credits and you have 8 weeks to use them at your convenience.

I accept cash or check, Venmo, Zelle or you can use a credit card via PayPal to prepay for your lessons.



INTRO LESSON (30 min): $20
WEEKLY IN-PERSON LESSONS (Billed by month): $35/30 min; $47.5/45 min; $60/1 hr
FLEX IN-PERSON LESSONS (Billed 4 at a time): $40/30 min; $55/45 min; $70/1 hr
ONLINE LESSONS: (Billed by month): $30/30min; $40/45min; $50/1hr
FLEX ONLINE LESSONS (Billed 4 at a time): $35/30 min; $47.5/45 min; $60/1 hr




Tuition includes the time spent with your instructor, as well as time slot reservation, advice/answered questions/etc. outside the lesson via phone/email, lesson materials, and your instructor’s pre-lesson preparation.

Package tuition for continuing weekly students is due by the 1st of the month. Students should have payments ready at the lesson closest to the 1st of the month, either before or after, and will be considered late after the 7th. Payments can be mailed, or sent via PayPal, Zelle or Venmo, if you think you’ll be late. Tuition will be adjusted depending on the number of lesson days in the month...either 4 or 5, depending on the day of the week and the month. New students who start mid-month will be pro-rated for the remainder of the current month.

FLEX students will be billed 4 lessons at a time and sent payment reminders prior to their last pre-paid lesson.

Payments may be made in cash or by personal check. Credit card, PayPal, Zelle or Venmo payments may also be made securely online or in person. Tuition is non-refundable.


Your weekly lesson time is yours and yours alone, therefore missing or rescheduling lessons should be kept to a minimum, as it precludes me from scheduling committed new students. I require 24-hours’ notice to cancel lessons with the option to make-up. If less than 24-hours’ notice is provided, no make-up will be given for the missed lesson, NO EXCEPTIONS. Students who cancel lessons often will be removed from the schedule per my discretion.


I offer specific make-up time slots, lesson extensions, or online lesson make-ups throughout the week and weekend, and will do my best to find suitable make-ups when warranted. Unless otherwise discussed, lessons can only be made-up within the month that they are missed. Any missed lessons that are unable to be made-up will be forfeited. Missed or cancelled make-ups will be forfeited as well. I continue to be as flexible as possible with regard to scheduling, so exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.


In consideration for the instructor and others, students should not attend lessons when ill. Please notify me as early as possible if you must miss a lesson due to illness. 24-hours’ notice is still required, but when this is not possible due to sudden onset of illness, please call/text/email first thing in the morning on the day of your lesson if you must cancel. Missed lessons due to illness will be handled the same as regular lessons...I will offer a make-up, when possible.


The following holidays are observed. Students will not be scheduled or charged for lessons on these days.

- New Year’s Eve
- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day


Students and parents are asked to understand that because I continue to be an active performer, occasionally scheduling conflicts arise, making it necessary to re-schedule or suspend lessons for a short time. In these cases, ample notice will be provided, and every effort will be made to offer make-up lessons or lesson credits when appropriate.


A minimum of 2-weeks’ notice is required to discontinue lessons. If a student misses or cancels, with less than 24 hour notice, or no notice, 2 lessons in a row, they will be removed from the schedule. Tuition is non-refundable.


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11650 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064