~ Private Lesson Info ~

 

I believe music was intended to be soulful, creative and ever-unfolding. Everyone has their own style of performing and learning. It is my job to get to know you and your style. I believe music is more than a technical tool, it is an instrument of expression. When we don’t know how to express our experience, when day to day life becomes a challenge and we don’t feel grounded, THIS is when music is most powerful. I believe it is not only my job to help you expand your knowledge, but also to help you connect to a creative, peaceful place within yourself.

 

Music is a gift for me. And it is one I choose to take full advantage of. I started singing and writing when I was 7 years old. I have been professionally gigging, as a self-managed artist since I was 16 years old. When I was 21, I attended Grant MacEwan University and received my Diploma for Vocal Performance. In my lifetime so far, I have had countless amazing performance opportunities. I have also had the honour of working with both the Canadian Mental Health Association and Calgary Drop-In Centre, as a music mentor and coach. I take deep pride in what I do and I feel it is my responsibility to continue pursuing my dreams, while actively helping others achieve theirs.

 

I guarantee you will learn and you will grow during your time with me. And I guarantee I will learn and grow in my time with you. It is up to both of us to be open to the experience and watch it unfold. Following are the technical details, to help you gain more clarity about pricing, payment, etc.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Email: jess@jesssmithmusic.com

Phone: 403-837-1835

– Jess

 

 

 

Rates

  • 30 min: $30
  • 45 min: $40
  • 60 min: $50

 

 

Commitment Incentive

When you commit to 3 months (12 lessons) – you receive $50 off the total cost

{ example: You sign up for 3 months of 45 min lessons: 12 x $40 = $480

$480 – $50 incentive = $430 }

  • To receive commitment incentive, the total amount must be paid in full in advance

 

 

Recommended Lesson Times

  • Ages Under 10 – recommend 30 mins
  • Ages 10-15 (1 instrument) – recommend 30 mins
  • Ages 10-15 (2 instruments) – recommend 45 mins
  • Ages 16+ (1 instrument) – recommend 45 mins
  • Ages 16+ (2 instruments) – recommend 60 min

 

 

Payment Info.

  • Minimum 1 Month (4 lesson) commitment
  • All lessons must be paid for in advance
  • Payment accepted by Cash / e-transfer / Credit
  • All payments are final – there are no refunds on lessons

 

 

Cancellation Policy

The following policies are in place so we respect one another’s time. It is my commitment to follow all of the policies I put in place and I request the same from those I teach. The sooner students are able to let me know they need to cancel / reschedule, the better. This allows me to fit other students in for make ups, etc. I appreciate it greatly.  – Jess

 

  • 24 hr min. notice required in order to reschedule a make up lesson
  • Lessons cancelled with less than 24hrs notice will not be rescheduled, nor refunded
  • Make up lessons must be re-scheduled within 6 months. After the 6 month window, the lesson will not be made up & payment is taken.
  • When ending lessons, please let me know as soon as you know
    • It is usually a little sad for me haha and I want to know in good time. This way I can review all the information you need to head out on your own.
    • Because lessons are paid one month in advance & all payments are final, you probably want to finish your full month!
    • If you seriously need to get outta here, you can transfer your lesson credit to a friend 🙂