Rates & Policies


  • Private lessons (in-studio, Zoom/Skype) – $70 per/hr.  $40 for ½ hr. (unless other arrangements have been made).
  • Tandem lessons. (two students in the same hour) $85 per/hr.
  • Mobile lessons (I come to you if schedule permits) $85 per/hr
  • Enrollment fees for Olympic College is determined by Olympic College.

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Teaching Biz:

  • I teach on-going, weekly (or bi-monthly) one-hour or 1/2 hour lessons Sunday through Thursday.
  • I accept Cash, PayPal, Venmo, checks and cash
  • My regular hours are roughly between noon and 9 p.m. –  I can be flexible.
  • I offer “one-off” lessons to accommodate students who cannot commit to regular, on-going lessons. These lessons are at least 1.5 hours billed at my hourly rate.
  • Students pay at the beginning of each month for that month – I can be flexible.
  • Some months have four lesson days, others have five. If you are on a bi-monthly schedule you lesson will either be on the 1st and 3rd week or the 2nd and 4th… there will be no lesson on the 5th week.
  • If the student knows at the beginning of the month they will be missing lesson days,  they do not pay for those up-front.
  • If a student has credit for any prepaid but unused lessons, that credit is rolled over into the new month.

Cancellation Policy:

This is a common cancellation policy for private music Instructors, and one I’ve used for years.

  • If a student cannot make his/her scheduled lesson, they may cancel up to 1 day (24 hours) in advance without charge.
  • Make-ups for excused absences can be rescheduled for the same week providing schedules co-inside.
  • Cancellations with less than adequate notice will be marked as unexcused and students will be charged for my time.
  • For communications I prefer texts, (1 360-649-2707) but email is okay.

Roger’s Addendum:

If you miss a lesson and cannot give requested notice, you are welcome to have someone take your place. No prior arrangement needed since at lesson time, I’m there and ready to teach. Just send someone as your proxy! Then, either have them cover the tuition or consider it a gift!  This way the lesson isn’t forfeited!

Let me know what day and time you’d prefer, and I will try to accommodate. I look forward to hearing from you!