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JFosterMusic Studio currently offers lessons in guitar, bass guitar, and music theory. All lessons are tailored to the ability level and goals of each student.
To register for lessons, please call (860) 417-3243 or email info@jfostermusic with your contact information and you will be contacted ASAP. Each student receives a complimentary 1/2 hour lesson upon registration.
Guitar and Bass lessons will include the following topics:
- Scales and Chords on the guitar using the CAGED system
- Music reading including sight reading
- Instrument techniques including picking, finger positioning, and articulations.
- Song Learning (Student's choice, of course)
- Students may also choose to study music theory along with the topics listed above
- Plus much more
Music Theory lessons will include the following topics:
- Musical keys and the circle of fifths
- Scale and chord construction
- Ear training
- Chord/Scale relationships for composing and improvising
- Analysis of song structure including melody, chord progressions, and rhythm
- Song writing techniques
- Plus much more
In the future JFosterMusic Studio will be offering courses in music production and creation on the computer. Stay tuned for details. Look out for free video tutorials coming soon.
Guitar, Bass and Music Theory Lessons Fees:
- $25 per half hour session
- $50 per one hour session
Music Production and Music Creation Lesson Fees:
The lesson policy at JFosterMusic studio is designed to allow each student to get the most out of their studies. Dedication, consistency and communication are crucial factors in order to be successful in any creative endeavor. With that in mind, here are the policies for lessons at JFosterMusic studio.
Lesson fees are to be payed on a per month basis. That would be $100 per month for 1/2 hour lessons and $200 per month for 1 hour lessons. For months containing 5 weeks, the fee will be adjusted accordingly. Payments are due on the last day of the month preceding the upcoming month's lessons. (For example: You would pay for April's lesson's by March 31st.) A $10 fee will be charged for late payments. The student/parent will receive notice of late payment immediately after the due date. If payment is not received by the first lesson of the month, your lessons will be suspended until payment is made.
Payments can be made by cash or check. Credit card and online payment are coming soon for your convenience.
Each student is allowed one make-up lesson/cancellation per month. If you are unable to attend a lesson and wish to make it up, please contact the studio (by phone or in person, no email please) 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. If you simply wish to cancel the lesson, you will receive a credit for the cancelled lesson if the studio is contacted 24 hours prior to the lesson.
If the studio is not notified 24 hours prior to the lesson, the student will be charged for the missed lesson. If you will be absent for an extended period of time (summer vacation etc.), two weeks notification is required. If you like your particular time slot, you may reserve it by paying a non-refundable $25 fee.
In the event that the instructor cannot attend a lesson, the student will receive a make-up lesson or a credit on their lesson fee invoice.
If there is inclement weather and the studio does not open, a recorded message will be left on our phone system with information regarding the closure. Make-up lessons will be scheduled to students in the event of a closure.
Discontinuing Your Lessons:
If you wish to discontinue your lessons at JFosterMusic studios, at least two weeks notification is required. Monthly lesson fees are non-refundable so plan accordingly. (Hint: if you discontinue your lessons in the middle of the month you will receive the full value for you monthly fee.)