Yay! I’m so glad you’ve chosen to give yourself the gift of music.
Regular music lessons provide:
- an expert, creative teacher working one-on-one with you in-person, face-to-face
- working one-on-one means individualized attention that you can’t get in a classroom situation
- individualized attention in the form of a personalized lesson plan which focuses on what you need and want musically
Mary Ellen is thoughtful and encouraging in teaching me. Before I started lessons with Mary Ellen, tenor sax was hard. Now it’s not hard at all and I’m first tenor! Lessons with Mary Ellen helped me and they can help you too. Georgia Hastie, age 13
I teach these important foundational practices.
Here is what you will learn:
- proper embouchure
- how to hold your instrument
- hand positions
- breathing instruction
- fingerings and alternate fingerings
- care of cane reeds
- using synthetic reeds
- good posture
- reading and writing music notation
- scales and arpeggios
- chord structure
- performing without stress
- how to actively listen to music
- transcribing music from recordings
- and more!
By-products of taking music lessons:
- time management
- poise in front of groups
- good listening skills
Oh I’m so glad you got this [automated payments] set up! That is really helpful for our budget. I like to put everything on my Visa so I know when I pay it off on the 12th of the month I am paying for everything in my budget. — L.S., mother of tenor sax student
Long-term Gifts of Lessons
Music lessons are about more than learning to play an instrument. Music lessons are a gift that keeps on giving throughout one’s life. Students learn self-discipline, time management, self-confidence, teamwork, good listening habits, poise on stage and in front of large groups.
Choose your package or a one-time one hour lesson
Choose one of these packages: Monthly Lesson Package 2 hours (MLP-2) or Monthly Lesson Package 3 hours (MLP-3). Lessons are delivered in-person, face-to-face, one-on-one. If you have two or three students that want to take lessons together, contact me for special Combo Lessons Package.
Payments and scheduling are handled online for your convenience. Contact me directly for other payment options.
You will be able to schedule lessons in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute sessions.
As their name implies, with MLP-2, and MLP-3 you get either 2 or 3 hours of lessons in a one-month period.
If you know you work best with no more than 30 minutes, the 2-hour package is for you. This will get you a 30-minute lesson each week for a month. Maximum 4 lessons per month.
If you like to dig deep and go for a full hour, either the 2-hour or 3-hour package is for you; resulting in either 2 or 3 hour-long lessons in one month.
Sign up now! $120 or $180 per month.
New students are recommended to purchase an introductory lesson; one hour @ $60.
Recurring monthly packages
Using the Add to Cart buttons below will subscribe you to an automatic monthly payment that recurs on the same date each month on which you make your initial purchase. You may cancel your monthly package at any time.
|MLP-2 $120 per month||MLP-3 $180 per month||Introductory Lesson $60|
Select the Introductory Lesson to purchase one hour introductory lesson for $60 or to add an extra hour to your monthly package on a one-time basis. This is perfect for new students who want to see if lessons at Grace Notes Music Studio are a good fit.
Getting started 1 – 2 – 3
Your music lessons begin in 3 easy steps, whether signing up for a monthly package or one-time one hour:
1. Purchase your Monthly Lesson Package or an Introductory Lesson: After completing the payment process, PayPal will bring you back to a special page on this website that has all the information you need for beginning music lessons. You’ll find a link for the online scheduler there.
2. Download lesson files: On the payment completion page you’ll find instructions on how to create an account for the online scheduler and set up your first month’s lessons. You’ll also find a link to download my intake form and studio policies. Please print those, complete and bring to your first lesson.
3. Pre-lesson phone call: I’ll follow up all this logistical paperwork with a phone call to you. Kind of a pre-lesson get to know you! We’ll also talk about what preparation you may need for your first lesson.