Hailey's audition for Tacoma School of the Arts: We record CD's, MP3's and more at Regan's Rock School
IMPORTANT: Before you contact us We're not a music store
Steady. Regular schedule. Always prepared. Nice to you. Patient with you. Dedication to you. Devotion to teaching. Passionate about teaching. Always delivers. Always there to help you with you. Rare cancellations (almost never). Musical focus and training. Leading, guidance and direction.
Steady. Regular schedule. Always prepared. Nice to me. Patient with learning. Dedication to music. Devotion to learning. Passionate about learning. Always shows up. Always punctual (and with payment!). Rare cancellations (almost never). Interested in music. Musical focus and practice. Follows my lead, guidance and direction
Where are you located?
A: We're a private recording studio/home on the waterfront in the beautiful Wollochet Bay Wildlife Estuary. We have residential parking, a waiting room area and garden grounds to walk. Please email us for our private studio address.
Q: How much are lessons?
A: Currently $140 per month. Regan is not the cheapest because he is the best.
Q: How does it work?
A: You get four 30 minute weekly sessions paid monthly in advance. Tuition covers one month, or up to 3 months in advance. Tuition is the same regardless of attendance. Regular attendance is up to the student. Take advantage of as many or as few of your sessions as you wish - just like at college or any other private school. New students who start mid-month pay a prorated amount for the partial month. Each month is four weeks. We take the fifth week off.
Q: How should I pay you?
A: Cash or Check only. We do have a card swipe machine, but they add a nearly 4% charge. Use if you choose.
PLEASE NOTE: Important! We will not be able to teach without advance payment. We work only with clients who pay regularly without any issues. We are always here for you, please help us with our monthly obligations, thanks.
Q: How long are lessons?
A: 30 minutes or 60 minutes are the most common lesson times.
Can we do every other week?
Q: Is she old enough?
A: Yes, music programs for children as young as 3.
IMPORTANT NOTE! (because no one asks!) We are not affiliated with the school system, so we are open on MLK Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, etc. Please understand, school conferences, Winter/Spring breaks etc. do not apply to us.
We close only for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July. We may take the last two weeks of August this coming 2016.
:::Why this policy is important to understand:::
Q: Can we get a "make up lesson"?
A: Sorry, we can't offer make-ups unless a missed lesson is our fault. Late cancellations by students are always forfeited.
Only special circumstances may allow a make-up lesson, i.e. act of nature. Our schedule is always near full capacity so we simply cannot reschedule.
IF we cancel an appointment on our end, which is very rare, we usually simply pro-rate your tuition at your next renewal.
Thanks for your understanding that all serious music teachers have the same type of policy.
Q: "Can he play drums too?"
A: Yes. We have stations for several popular music instrument. Pick up a bass, or play the synthesizer, hit the drum set or even ukulele. Some students play several instruments. We will have to schedule it with the appropriate instructor.
Q: Can I borrow a pick/cable/guitar?
A: We coach you to bring your own gear including extra strings, picks, tuners, cables, etc. It's a valuable lesson for future performers!
Q: Can we watch?
A: You can watch from our closed circuit TV on request. Barring some exceptions, private lessons are closed room sessions. We do invite friends and family inside on occasion.
Q: Can my friends join in?
Yes: If a friend or family member wants to participate in the lesson it becomes a group session, so if a friend wants to come with you, just like at the movies, you'll need another ticket.
Regan says: "In my 20 years of professional teaching the hardest thing to work with is the 'helicopter parent.'" They insist on witnessing every moment of their child's musical growth. Yet their hovering makes growth impossible for the young musician to focus.
99.9% of all students have great fun here. Only twice in 20 years did I have a disagreement with a parent, "helicopters" who refused to allow me to teach what I determined to be best for that student.
Their lack of music knowledge prevented anything outside their expectations being presented, like "basic rhythm". They argued and I showed them the exit.
Line: It's called "Regan's Rock School" for a
reason. If you don't trust Regan to do the job,
then why not teach them yourself at home?
You can always trust us to provide you with the best, most knowledgeable music expertise available anywhere.
Regan C. Balman
BE PREPARED TO BE LOUD AND HAVE FUN!
NOW: Stella on stage in 2015 - coached by Stephanie Anne Johnson from NBC's "The Voice" ONLY at Regan's Rock School