Rates & Policies


One-on-one lessons are $50 for a 1 hour lesson or $30 for a 30-minute lesson. Most people choose to take lessons once per week but other schedules are no problem. Discounts are available for groups of 2 or more. Lessons take place at Jim’s private studio in Aloha, Oregon or online via video chat.

Lessons include:

  • Individual instruction tailored to the needs of each student
  • Instructional materials in various formats (MP3, print, etc.)
  • Detailed e-mail recap of each lesson with homework for the next lesson
  • A special e-mail address for use only by students to ask questions outside of class
  • Lab time (jam sessions featuring guest musicians)

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Cash, local checks with ID, PayPal, or credit/debit cards are accepted.  Payment for online lessons must be made in advance.

Give the gift of music! Gift certificates are available for any amount.


Notice of cancellation must be given at least 24 hours in advance. We will try to reschedule for a make-up lesson or if that isn’t possible, you will be credited for the missed lesson.  Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows are not eligible for credit.


Refer a friend and get a free lesson for yourself! For each friend you refer that signs up for at least one month of lessons (after their free trial lesson), you’ll receive one of your lessons free. This offer applies to referrals for new students only.


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