POINT STUDIOS
GUITAR LESSONS
By Michael Daniel, Phoenix, AZ
An Industry Leader in Guitar Lessons Since 1991
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Michael Daniel
602-414-9822

Rates

My Services

Other Teachers' Services

Self-Teaching With Books, Dvd's, Or Magazines

Lesson duration:

60 minutes

Usually 30 minutes

N.A.

Effective lesson time minus entry and exit time:

55

25

N.A.

Time to review previous lesson and review
new con-
cepts
:

 

Typically 15-30 minutes

Typically no time unless new concepts are skipped that week

N.A.

Success rate in developing functional performance skills:

99%

Usually less than 10%

1%

Typical time to develop
functional skills
:

12-18 months

Usually 3-5 years

10 or more years

Instructor's level
of career achievement
:

 

Major label recording artist and producer, full time musician

Usually a bar band musician with a day job

Trained in journalism or writing, sometimes have a music degree

Instructor dedication to teaching:

 

Full time for over 20 years

Usually part time teacher earning some extra money

Often no private teaching experience

Course comprehen-
siveness
:

 

Complete program to take you from beginner to professional musician

Good at teaching some aspects of music, but leave gaps that you will very likely be unaware of.

No guidance or logic in teaching method. You jump around learning random concepts, and then are left to connect the dots on your own.

Can you call or email between lessons with questions?:

I welcome questions at any time.

Doubtful

No way

Value of equipment assets used
in teaching
:

 

$100,000 master production studio

Probably just the value of 2 guitars

Just what you own

Others' Rates

The average price for guitar lessons in Phoenix is $40/hr. Other expert instructors often charge $50 per hour, or $25 per half hour. Also, many require monthly or quarterly payment in advance. I sincerely believe you cannot find a better value in lessons elsewhere.

My Rates

ONE MONTH (FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)

•A package of a one hour lesson for four consecutive weekly lessons pre-paid in advance (non-refundable) $140 ($35 each)

• Please note that any lessons paid for in advance are non-refundable for any reason.

 

FOUR LESSONS

• A package of 4 lessons paid in advance (non-refundable) $152 ($38 each)

• Please note that any lessons paid for in advance are non-refundable for any reason.

 

ONE AT A TIME

• A single one hour lesson $40

 

Forms Of Payment

I prefer cash, but I accept payment via VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Venmo, or checks.

Duration

My lessons last one hour. Most other instructors give half hour lessons. While this may be cheaper on a weekly basis, most students find half hour lessons far less helpful. My method is quicker than others, so in the long run I can save you a great deal of money.

Frequency

Lessons are normally scheduled once per week, and starting times can be scheduled from 1:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Students normally keep the same time each week.

Makeup And Irregular Appointments

It is also possible to take lessons during what I refer to as a makeup times. Often time slots open due to vacations, illness or other reasons. If you would like to be on the makeup list, appointments could be scheduled on a week-to-week basis. The frequency is usually once or twice per month, depending on your availability.

Refund Policy

Any lessons purchased in advance are non-refundable for any reason. This is standard practice for music studios. You can always purchase one lesson at a time. You are never under any obligation or pressure to purchase more than one lesson at a time.

Gifts

You can print out gift certificates here. If you wish to purchase a gift package for someone, you do not need to pay in advance. You can send payment with the first lesson. If you desire to pay in advance, you can remit payment by PayPal to 'gtrmichael@cox.net'. Please include the recipient's name in your payment. You can also contact me to arrange another form of payment. Please be aware that there may not be immediate openings, and there may be a wait required for a regular time. Any lessons purchased in advance are non-refundable for any reason.

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