How do these music lessons work?

The student will be given a 30 minute music lesson once a week. Just come on time and be ready for action right away! A typical music lesson plan will begin with doing some warm-ups. For more advanced students, it is recommended to warm-up before coming to the lesson so that Rebecca and the student can work more on their musical pieces and repertoire. However, be prepared to warm-up no matter what!

After the warm-ups, she will either go straight into a piece the student is working on, or talk about and review music theory homework. Depending on the age and level, Rebecca will do different activities and help the student explore interesting musical aspects that will help them grow. It all depends on the student’s interest and the situation. Everyone is different!

Please note that there is a 24-hour policy.

If a student must cancel their lesson, please contact Rebecca immediately and reschedule. The student cannot cancel their lesson the day of. Otherwise, you will have to pay for the missed lesson and cannot schedule a make-up lesson.

What should the student bring?

It is recommended for the student to bring a binder for their music as well as a pencil. At the student’s first lesson, they will receive all other books and materials they will need. Be sure to bring all books and materials to each lesson!

What is the commitment?

Depending on the age and level of the student, this will be up to the individual student and Rebecca. However, do expect to practice every day. With music, one cannot progress solely by attending a weekly lesson.

The lesson is there to encourage, tutor, provide tools, teach musical theory, and give helpful practicing tips for the student. One cannot expect to progress if they just practice at their lesson. Practicing music is an individual task to be done outside of the lesson. On average, the most recommended amount of time to practice is 45 minutes to an hour. But it depends on the student. Don’t worry, Rebecca will inform the student what she expects.

If there is a pattern of a student being difficult or rude, Rebecca will have to request the student to not proceed with lessons. Rebecca expects her students to accept a challenge, have a good attitude, handle correction, be respectful, and, last but not least, to have fun!!

Ready to start lessons?

If so, contact Rebecca at joyfullymusical@gmail.com or (916)846-6570 to discuss beginning lessons!