Music is the universal language ~ it touches every heart and soul. 

Rene Arbogast, Sole Proprietor

I feel so very blessed to be honored with the gift of creativity in music and in art.  It truly rare to be able to earn a living doing what you are so passionate about in life.  I believe one day, we humans will figure out that everyone deserves this happiness and will be a much better world for it.  I feel so strongly that every child deserves to have the education he or she desires, so if you have special considerations concerning health, money, or the ability to provide the proper instrumentation, please consult me.
 
 

About Tuition


ALL TUITION IS DUE BY THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, NO LATER THAN THE 3RD TO AVOID LATE CHARGES
LESSONS ARE AN HOUR IN LENGTH, AND THE BREAKDOWN OF CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
ONE LESSON = $45
IF YOU PAY FOR LESSONS IN ADVANCE, BYT THE MONTH; THEN YOU GET A SUBSTANTIAL BREAK IN MONTHLY TUITION.  
MISSED LESSONS POLICY:  ONLY ONE MAKE UP PER QUARTER, EVERY THREE MONTHS.  IF YOU WANT, YOU MAY PAY FOR ANOTHER LESSON FOR YOUR CHILD, IF THEY HAVE MISSED MORE THAN ONE LESSON IN A THREE MONTH PERIOD.  
 FOUR LESSONS IN MY STUDIO ARE ONLY $120 MONTHLY.
5 LESSONS IN MY STUDIO ARE $150 MONTHLY.
IF I COME TO YOUR HOME, THERE ARE TRAVEL/MILEAGE CHARGES ADDED, GENERALLY $10 PER LESSON, UNLESS IT IS FURTHER THAN FERNDALE, OR FAIRHAVEN.  FOR EXAMPLE, EVERSON  WOULD BE AN EXTRA $50 MONTHLY, DEMING, AN EXTRA $60 MONTHLY.  
ALWAYS TALK WITH ME, ABOUT ANY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, SOMETHING CAN ALWAYS BE WORKED OUT, WHEN WE COMMUNICATE OUR NEEDS TO EACH OTHER :-)

PIANO LESSONS ~

Piano Lessons in my home studio are one hour in length at $35  
Tuition is due on the first of the month in advance.
When there are 4 lessons, normal tuition is $120.
When there are 5 lessons a month, then tuition is $150.

GUITAR LESSONS ~

Private guitar lessons in my home are one hour in length at $30 per lesson 
Tuition is due at the first of the month in advance
Four lessons in a month, $120 or 5 lessons in a month will be $150
Guitar purchase/rental can be added into your monthly tuition

Flute Lessons ~

Flute lessons in my home studio are 45 minutes to an hour in length, until the student begins to be able to tolerate blowing into a woodwind, they can tire out fairly easily.  This quickly passes though.  We still use our time to study music theory concepts and how to read music, correct fingering, etc.  
Tuition is always due at the first of the month for 4 lessons $120, 5 lessons $150

Music Theory

All students learn how to read music, how to understand reading rhythm, how to write notation.  We also study dynamics, time signatures, articulation, and how to impart feelings to the audience.  The subtle nuances of sharing your music is a lifetime ongoing experience.  Students learn how to play solo, as well as with others during concert time every summer.  Students develop critical listening skills as well.  We learn how to record and make our own CD's to present to the parents for Christmas every year.  I teach composition, improvisation, and how to jam with others.  All students learn the classical methods first, and once they are versed in the ability to play their instrument, then they may chose to pursue other genres of music, such as rock, jazz, or blues.  Music teaches a child that he or she can accomplish anything with effort, and gives one an immeasurable benefit of their own life's soundtrack.  It will bring a lifetime of inner peace and joy for others as well as the performer.  I look forward to meeting you or your child for music instruction.  Please don't hesistate to call me for more information or scheduling availability.
with gratitude,
 
Rene Arbogast
360-201-2309
EMAIL:  [email protected]