Payment is by-the-month for the same lesson time each week, and due at the first lesson of the month for the appropriate number of weeks in that month (4 or 5).
For example, with the weekly rate of $150 per 1-hour lesson, the monthly payment may be either $600 or $750.
Cash or check (for in-person lessons)
PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (F&F please)
Cash App: timweedmusic
Punctuality: Please make every effort to arrive on time. If you are late, the lesson will still need to end at the scheduled time.
Cancelling a Lesson: If you must cancel a lesson, please notify email@example.com with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice or your balance will be deducted for 100% of the lesson.
IN-PERSON teaching is conducted in Central Marin County, CA. Travel to nearby locations is possible.
ONLINE TEACHING is available using Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. Tim has successfully taught hundreds of hours of online lessons and has found it to be extremely effective. For video call students, payment for your first lesson must be made before the online session begins.
Video call options:
For vocal lessons, Tim uses the Passaggio technique, essentially the same as as Seth Riggs’ Speech-Level Singing, which he studied intensively for four years. Students learn to discover and blend their different areas of resonance and to relax the musculature of the throat, particularly the larynx, to avoid “pulling up” to high notes or “pushing down” for low notes. Singers learn to float or open up and increase their range, sound better, use less effort, and eliminate potentially debilitating habits. Proper vocal technique can be applied to any style of singing or speech.
Tim also coaches for specific performances or recordings. He teaches harmony singing and “ear-training” which improves ones ability to respond to a style, melody, and harmony within a harmonic (chordal) structure.