Hal Weeks:

Autoharp, Native American Flute: Skype Lessons, Performance, Recordings

HEY FOLKS! NOW YOU CAN PAY BY CHECK!

I have recently received several personal communications from people who do not want to go through PayPal to pay for lessons or for Patreon. I have made it possible to pay for lesson sets by personal check! If you are interested in this method, go ahead and contact me about lessons through my “Contacts” page, and let me know you are interested in paying by check. When the time comes, I’ll send you my mailing address so that you can get a check to me! For new students, of course I’ll wait on that check. Once you are established in your lessons you can pay as you go.


 

"Through my Autoharp I found a big piece of my life that I didn't know existed. I have received a gift beyond price, almost free." --W.D.

Information about Online Lessons for Autoharp

Ready to book lessons? Use my contact form.

START EVERYTHING OUT WITH A *FREE* CONSULTATION!

Your free consult is a "get to know me" session, where I get to know you too.  I can help you get going on Skype/Hangouts if need be, and we can check our connection to make sure it's working well for lessons.  From there, I'd like to learn about what equipment you have and don't have, and what previous music experience you have/don't have.  From that point, we'll discuss schedule and come up with times for lessons that work best for both our schedules!  Pricing is below, but try it all out with a free consult!   Book now! 

All my lessons are currently done online via Skype,  or Gmail "hangouts". Online lessons work great, and are a perfect option for folks who can't get to a teacher.  

I have been teaching Autoharp to students of all ages for over 20 years. I have a very casual, relaxed approach to both instruments. My lessons are appropriate for players of all levels, beginner to advanced.  

I teach Chromatic, Diatonic, and Prizim styles; whatever you want to learn, I meet you at that level. In addition to learning correct left and right hand techniques, you will also learn correct tuning, restringing and refelting.  Typically,  lessons are reserved on a weekly basis. 

While I believe strongly in the advantages of reading music and understanding music theory, neither are required, and I work from a philosophy of teaching you to hear things "by ear" and train your ability to find your way without being "chained" to the page.

I really like to provide you with the necessary tools so that you can go about PLAYING THE SONGS YOU WANT TO LEARN, rather than providing you with sheet music for songs that I know how to play. That way, you succeed faster because you ALREADY KNOW HOW THE SONG GOES. You build YOUR catalog of songs, from YOUR life instead of playing a bunch of songs that you’ve been handed.

Ready to book lessons? Use my contact form.  

 

"The autoharp is my meditation. It brings me peace." --R.S.


PRICING

I sell lessons in 4 packs and singles, and are available in half hour increments.   Here's the breakdown:  

4 packs:

4 pack of half hour lessons: $100 ($25 each)

Typically, these 4 packs are weekly lessons, but some people spread them out. (That's fine, but it's harder to hold a 'same time every time' slot for you.)

NOTE: I NO LONGER OFFER 1 HOUR LESSONS EXCEPT TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE ADVANCED WITH ME FOR AWHILE. AT A GIVEN POINT, THAT OPTION WILL BECOME AVAILABLE.

Singles: (singles are paid and booked one at a time.)

Single lessons: $40 for half hour

If you continue to renew your weekly lessons, you will always stay at your original price, we won’t raise the price. If you take a break, you will return at the current rate. (See “Breaks, Vacations, Interruptions”, below)

FOR SOME DISCOUNTS AND DEALS, SEE THE REWARDS AVAILABLE TO THE FOLKS WHO BECOME PATRONS OF STALKING THE WILD AUTOHARP, MY ONLINE TUTORIAL SERIES ON YOUTUBE.  PATRONS ENLIST TO PROVIDE ME A FEW DOLLARS EVERY MONTH, WHICH I PUT TOWARDS PRODUCING THOSE VIDEOS.  MORE INFO AT PATREON. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

I handle most transactions through PayPal, but will also accept checks. If you want to do checks, just let me know when you contact me through my contacts page, and I’ll make sure to get my address to you when we set up the lessons.

 

BREAKS, VACATIONS, INTERRUPTIONS

If you take a break between lesson 'packs',  and come back within 90 days, you'll STILL be at that original rate. If you come back after 90 days, you'll come back at whatever rate is current. (I don’t intend to raise prices anytime soon!)

If you take a break or vacation in the middle of a lesson 'pack', you can, of course come back within 90 days and complete them at the same price....but after 2 weeks, I can't hold your time slot anymore....others are waiting!  (This is the cost of being popular, I guess....) If you have any questions about leave-taking, don't hesitate to ask...everyone needs a break!

Ready to book lessons? Use my contact form.

 

 "(Autoharp) SOOTHES MY SOUL! It's the perfect instrument for me. It's as simple or as complex to play as one chooses to make it. It is a ongoing and continuing learning journey and experience. AND the bonus is you meet some really talented wonderful folks and characters." --R.R.