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THE MUSIC OF JAY GORDON
Tuition for guitar lessons
Guitar lessons Minneapolis 612.618.1324

Universal Strumming Studio roughly follows the Minnetonka School District's length of terms (fall, spring and summer terms) and payment is made by terms. Pay as you go is not available, though there is a one-time trial lesson available to new students. (See below.) A term commitment is really better for achieving musical goals.

Lessons can start for those as young as 5 years old. Half hour lessons are available for ages 10 years and younger. 45 minute or one hour length lessons are recommended for teen and adult students.

Payment is due at first lesson. For terms longer than three months payment may be made in two installments with no interest charged. I'm generous with make-ups based on student absences and make every effort to do them. Teacher cancellations are always required make-ups. It's best to try to make up a missed lesson within the week of the missed lesson. When scheduling permits it can also be convenient to makeup a half hour lesson by doing two 45 minute lessons or a 45 minute lesson by doing 3 one hour lessons. There's a two week period at the end of term for making up lessons otherwise. It's best to keep on top of lesson schedule because there may not be enough time to make them all up at the end of term.

RATES: USS charges $1 dollar per minute (60 minutes = $60 /45 minutes = $45 /30 minutes = $30)

TERM LENGTHS:
FALL TERM = roughly 15 lessons starting after Labor Day /Thanksgiving week off
SPRING TERM = roughly 20 lessons starting after New Year's Day /Easter week off
SUMMER TERM = roughly 12 lessons starting 2nd week of June /4th of July week off

Each term has a week off, usually a holiday, but students can pick a week of their choosing for the week off providing the teacher is available. In case students have signed on for a term and there's good reason for canceling (long illness, unsympathetic teacher-student relationship), reimbursement is possible.

Students can have lessons in studio or at their home.

IN HOME LESSONS: There is a travel surcharge of $5 added to the basic lesson charge for in-your-home lessons. If lessons are quite a distance from Excelsior, the travel surcharge may increase.

TRIAL LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE: It is possible to have a one-time lesson so you can see how you like the studio.

HELP WITH BUYING A NEW INSTRUMENT: I know it can be hard to find the right instrument. For current students I'm happy to assist in buying a new instrument so the student can feel confident with their purchase.