Regan teaches multiple instruments at various levels!

We also have qualified professional teachers for many instruments.

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q:  Where are you located?

A:  Our classes are held at The Gig Spot, right at the end of the TCC soccer field in the middle of Gig Harbor.  Click for the detailed map.  (From Hwy 16 take the Gig Harbor City Center exit, take Wollochet Drive to Hunt, go left to 38th, left again and you are here. 

Q:  Are you open when public school is closed?

A:  Almost always!  We are not affiliated with any school system.  We are open on MLK day, President's Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, and of course we are open during Winter, Spring and summer break.  We close for Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

Q:  "Can she play drums too?"

A:  Absolutely.  We have stations for every popular music instrument.  Kids and adults can pick up a ukulele or play the synthesizer, hit the drum set or try the bass guitar.  Some students play several instruments.  We will have to schedule it with the appropriate instructor.

Q:  Do you take visa?  

A:  All major credit cards are accepted with an added 3% transaction fee. Cash is always welcome, or checks.  Payment is always due before the 5th of any month.

Q:  Can I borrow a pick?

A:  Yeeeesss, however: We teach all students to arrive at each lesson fully prepared and equipped, as lessons are located in a professional music venue! Always bring your own extra strings, picks, tuners, cables, etc.  Valuable lesson time is lost over borrowing these items.

Q:  Can I bring a friend?  

A:  We have comfortable seats for viewing.  The whole family is always welcome.  If they want to participate in music and join in the group sessions, payment is required.  We do sometimes request that private lessons be private for greater focus and concentration.  A closed circuit TV channel is available for family viewing!

Q:  She was busy last week, so can we get a make up lesson?  

A:  Sorry, our schedule is so tightly packed that there is no room for adding "make-up sessions."  We charge tuition like a college, one price only.  You are free to use as many or as few of your sessions as you like. Please read below for more information.

Regan's Rock School Policy
for students and parents

Be prepared to have fun and be loud - bring your folder, picks, turner, strap, cable, etc. to lessons and performances. If you don't have any one of these things, significant delays in your session will occur! No amp required.

NO HELPING STUDENTS! Parents should resist the urge to help the students in any way beyond basic transportation.  Our philosophy is "you learn by doing!"  When parents help the students with carrying bags, cases, amps, strings, straps, etc., it is a setback for their basic progress toward maturity.

Take all your things home
 with you when finished.  Lost items are hard to recover from any music venue!

Lessons will start on time and will end on time. This is to be fair to you and other students.If you arrive early, please be patient and know that your lesson will begin at the agreed time.  Coming early is always appropriate in music, to allow proper time for preparation of equipment and material.

If you arrive late, understand that the student scheduled after you is expecting to start on time and therefore your lesson will end at the agreed upon time.

A $35 deposit is required to reserve your first special appointment at Regan's Rock School.

We accept cash, check, debit and credit cards. Payments are due on the first of the month. Any payments received after the 5th will have an added $15.00 late charge. (Any checks returned unpaid will have the $15.00 late fee and an additional $25.00 returned check fee to cover bank charges.) 

Payments made by debit or credit card will have a 3% transaction fee added.

Tuition payments cover 4 lessons in 4 consecutive weeks. Students who wish to start lessons mid-month will pay a prorated rate for partial months.

Tuition is the same for a 5 week month, or a four week month - or even three or less. 

All lesson programs run on consecutive weeks so missed lessons are non refundable and there is no availability for make up lessons due to tight schedule constraints.

We don't offer "make up" lessons. Our schedule as at or near full capacity all the time.  Most often there's just nowhere to put a student for a make up, sorry.

Practice time at home is important to your development. Students who take private lessons should maximize the opportunity by practicing a minimum of 30 minutes per day.

It's called "Regan's Rock School" for a reason!   When you are assigned by Regan to a particular class, group, instructor or program, it is with the understanding that you trust Regan to provide the best instruction his experience directs, regardless of preconceived notions some have about how students should learn music. 

Service is Guaranteed:  If you are not completely satisfied, a refund will be offered (but never requested in over 20 years!)

Thank you for your understanding about the need for this policy.  Please feel free to tell your friends and co-workers about the Rock School.   Thanks for your business and we look forward to our next music session.

Here's what you're looking for in a teacher.

Steady.  Regular schedule.  Always prepared.  Nice to you.  Patient with you.  Dedication to you.  Devotion to teaching.  Passionate about teaching.  Always delivers.  Always there.  Rare cancellations (almost never). Musical focus and training.  Leading, guidance and direction.

Here's what I'm looking for in a student!

Steady.  Regular schedule.  Always prepared.  Nice to me.  Patient with the instrument.  Dedication to music.  Devotion to learning.  Passionate about learning.  Always shows up.  Always pays on time.  Rare cancellations (almost never).  Interested in music.  Musical focus and practice.  Follows my lead, guidance and direction.  

Here's what we are not!  The "Burger King" of music instruction

There are many opinions on how to best teach music.  That's why I opened "Regan's Rock School", so I can teach the way I want to. 

The only instances where the client was not happy, which has happened on exactly two occasions in now over twenty years, was when the client refused to allow me to teach in the way I deem to be the most appropriate for the particular student.   

We always gear our lessons to the unique individual based on their present musical knowledge and aptitude, then we determine how best to musically educate them. 

We aren't a drive thru music lesson store!

jackClient:  "I'll take the songwriting with the finger picking and a side of theory only, please."

Teacher:  "That'll be 67.50 at the window, please drive through"...

Regan's 20 consecutive years of professional teaching means we trust you will trust us to teach music the way we have learned is best.  You will see the amazing results.