Frequently Asked Questions
What ages does Eric teach? He's taught all ages--from 5 to 75. Kids younger than 8 generally do best on a ukulele or a miniature guitar, and if you need help picking out an instrument, Eric can help with that, too.
How much does it cost? Weekly half-hour lessons, the most popular plan, cost $110/month. For more advanced students, weekly hour-long lessons are $220. If you want to schedule the occasional hour-long lesson à la carte, those are $60 each.
Where's the studio? Creative Music Studios is rad! It's located conveniently in downtown Carrboro. Address is 116B West Main, adjacent to the Music Loft. There is parking right in front--you'll see a set of 4 steps with a black vinyl banner hanging beside. Just go up those steps, and once you're in the hallway, Eric's is the Studio #1, the first door on the left.
Does Eric Offer Skype Lessons? He sure does! It's a great way to share his knowledge with guitarists all over the map! Skype lessons are billed at $30 per half hour, or $60 for an hour. Payment via Paypal.
What times/days are available? Eric teaches from noon until 7pm Sunday thru Thursday. To find an exact time that works for you, call Eric at (919) 619-5559 (or you can email him) to set something up.
What should I bring? Your guitar! If you need help buying one, Eric takes a certain delight in helping you pick one out, so just give a shout. He'll take your skill level and budget into consideration and help you find just the perfect thing. If you have your own picks, capo, slide, amplifier, etc., you are welcome to bring them, but these are always available during lessons at no extra cost.
Can I pick out the songs I learn? Most definitely yes! Double yes. Bring your mp3 player so Eric can hear and transcribe the things that interest you, or just tell him the name of the song in an email a few days before class. He'll be prepared to show it to you at your skill level.