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***Contact info at bottom of this post, and prices listed throughout***

School is almost out for the summer. It’s time to get outdoors, hang out with friends, go to summer camps and do all the things that you didn’t have time for in school; however, as a musician you can’t just take the summer to neglect your instrument! Students who tend to push practicing out of their summer schedule can have a small disadvantage in what they have retained when the time comes to perform and rehearse again. Practicing over the summer with the intent of maintaining what you know does not take as long as one would expect it to, and maybe you will find that the summer can be the best time to hone in on fundamental skills required for your next step.

Summer is in session, and so is music! I am offering lessons to the musician in your family, once a week at the following rates:
Trombone/Euphonium: $25/each 30 minute lesson or $50/full hour lesson. As this is in my primary realm, your trombonist or euphonium musician will have a head start on what makes a bass tone so full and resonant. They would attain skills to further the development of major scales, flexibility, range and more as we explore the concepts that make a trombone or euphonium stand out! With trombone, we can go through the various genres that it can jive well with, such as jazz, pop, ska, “commercial”/musical, classical and much more.
Guitar/Piano: $25/each 30 minute lesson. Welcome to the structuring of the beginnings of becoming a guitarist or pianist. These lessons are designed to get students started in the process of music creation with the ease of familiar songs, while working on the beginnings of fundamentals such as scales, chord progressions and even finger/hand positioning across the keyboard or fretboard. Beginning with household names in beginner tunes, your musician will be well on their way to becoming familiar with these aspects in their instrument of choice, enabling them to seek out intermediate and advanced instructors as they advance.
Trumpet: $25/each 30 minute lesson. The precision of a trumpet sound requires accuracy in air control, full-bodied sound and expressive traits akin to trumpet performers. These lessons may also include a dive into the world of jazz, where trumpet artists have flourished in from big band to bebop to avant garde jazz and on and on.
Music theory: $25/each 30 minute lesson or $50/full hour lesson. Breaking the rules of music can be fun, but if you don’t break them in just the right way, then you may not receive the results you were putting work into. We will learn the structure of music theory that allows musicians to seamlessly connect elements together to create complex musical journeys. From counterpoint and intervals to the crazy world of 12-tone to the psychedelic dance in a wash of aetherial EDM, music theory holds all of these together.
Lessons will be scheduled on a consistent day of the week and time, on the mutual availability of the student/parents and Hayden Woods. More information can be found by emailing show contact info and diving into what dedication music requires and the grand rewards it will bestow.

Have a guitar that has been sitting around collecting dust? Has it been calling out for you to pick it up, but when you do you find that it needs a serious tune-up and cleaning (maybe a couple hardware repairs)? Hayden offers the following services for guitar maintenance:
Restringing and cleaning guitars: for 6, 7 or 8 string guitars, Hayden can restring and clean your guitar to breathe some life back into your musical voice. Prices for these options are $20+string price, with the string price dependent on customer needs/desires, and. 12-string guitars will cost $25+string price, with the same care required to maintain them. If you have strings for him, then the price will just be the dollar amount listed, no extra for strings.
Looking to upgrade the pickups in your electric? Hayden offers installation of pickups based on the needs of the instrument. The installation will cost $20/pickup (2 humbuckers = $40, 3 singles or a HSH configuration = $60, and anything in between) which will include the removal of old pickups, cleaning the soldering area of excess solder, installing the new pickups and a full test of the electronics for an easy, manageable setup that can surely raise the bar.
Finding it hard to get the tuning machines to turn and maintain an acceptable level of tuning? If you have to continuously adjust the tuning everytime you pick up your guitar, and you have for sure put a new set of strings on and have them broken in well, your tuning machines may need to be replaced. Get your guitar’s tuning machine configuration evaluated for the right tuning machines for the right job. $25+machine price will get a removal, cleanup and replacement of the tuning machines from worn machines to brand new machines that will maintain string tension in conjunction with the bridge for superior performance time.

Whatever your needs are, either in an educational setting or a professional setting, I will deliver the best quality in teaching and repair work from the array that I have learned and practiced. Your young musician will be presented with the right challenges that will provide fundamental growth in their skills on their chosen instrument(s). Your guitars will be primed and ready for the demands you seek, in the studio, live on stage or on the road.

For more information or to discuss opportunities, visit my website’s various pages within https://woodshaydenlee.wixsite.com/trombone, email me at show contact info or feel free to send me a direct message on FB Messenger. From there we can work to collaborate on the efforts of preservation and cultivation of the musical arts.

Musically yours,

Hayden Woods
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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