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.
What we are NOT: A "Jack in the Box" of music instruction
In other words, we don't offer an "a la carte" menu. We cater to the unique individual and their exact musical knowledge and aptitude at the time and then we determine how best to educate that person in a unique sort of way.
Student: "I'll take the songwriting with the finger picking and a side of theory please."
Teacher: "That'll be 67.50 at the window, please drive through"...
Our head coach has over 40 years of playing experience and 20 consecutive years of professional teaching experience. This has culminated in an exciting and innovative ground breaking music program for young people of all ages where they can learn, play in bands, perform, record and make videos. They do it all at different levels and each person will learn in different ways uniquely suited to them.
Regan first provides his professional assessment for each student and determines what program best serves that individual student.
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: "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.
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." Please read below for more information.
Q: Can we change our appointment this week?
A: Sorry, same answer. Choose an appointment time you can consistently make each week.
Q: Do you take visa?
A: All major credit cards are accepted with an added 2.75% transaction fee.
Q: Can I borrow a pick?
A: 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.
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: We have 90 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.
Regan's Rock School Policy
Be prepared to have fun and be loud - bring your folder, picks, turner, strap, cable, etc. to lessons
and performances. No amp required. If you don't have any one of these things, significant delays in your session will occur!
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.
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 2.75% 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. Read on.
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, 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 him to give you the maximum benefit, regardless of what preconceived notions some have about how people should learn music.
Service is Guaranteed: If you are not completely satisfied, a refund will be offered (but never requested!)
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.