Music Lessons Now Available!

Music Lessons Now Available!

from 35.00

Hi! My name is Jason Hackwith, and I’ve been playing the guitar for 32 years, the violin for 30 years, and assorted other string instruments for almost as long. I’m the fiddle player for the progressive bluegrass band Wanigan, known for our wealth of original story songs. I’ve taught privately and at several bluegrass festivals. You can learn more about me here or on JasonHackwith.com.

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Wanigan (my band) playing at an INBMA Bluegrass Showcase in Spokane, WA. The first song is one that I’ve written, called “The Fiddle’s Playin’ You.”

Here’s how it works.

  • We’ll meet at your home/office, or we can make arrangements to meet in a classroom or our studio by appointment. Online lessons via Google Hangouts or Skype will be available soon.

  • Set your own pace- beginners thru advanced students welcome!

  • Discounts for military/service personnel and their families

  • All major credit cards and PayPal accepted

For current schedule openings, please contact me!

My preference is to teach in your home or office. Students can often feel more relaxed and open to learning in their own environment and it can help to establish a habit of practice when they are learning in their own space. I’ll travel to your place in Darrington, Mansford, Rockport, White Horse, Tulker, or Oso at no charge. For places over 25 miles from Darrington (for example, Arlington or Concrete), there’s a $0.50/mile charge to cover gas and travel expenses. Alternatively, there are several places in Darrington that we can arrange to meet at, or when my studio is available we can meet there. We’re still in the process of setting up the studio space.

All lessons are conducted as 30 or 60 minute sessions, taught weekly. You choose the session length that works for you! Advanced students are encouraged to schedule 60 minute sessions so we can get as much accomplished as possible, but I don’t require you to do so. When we get started, we’ll agree on a schedule that works for everybody.

Lessons start at $35 for a 30 minute lesson, or $50 for an hour long lesson. You’re welcome to pay by the lesson, or you can save 15% by prepaying for a month, or 20% by prepaying for three months. If you pay monthly or quarterly, that tuition is a flat fee that cannot be pro-rated if a student misses a lesson. Students make up all missed lessons on the fifth lesson day of the month as it occurs. Students are not charged extra for months with five lesson days.

During the months of December, July and August lessons will be pro-rated as necessary for vacations for the end of the year / summer holidays. If a student needs to take a break from lessons, I ask as a courtesy a one week notice before the start of the new month.

In the event of a health or family emergency, it is always my preference to schedule a make up lesson or pro-rating the monthly payment. All make up lessons or pro-rated payments are solely at my discretion. Refunds will not be given on missed lessons without at least 24 hours notice.

If I need to cancel a lesson that has already been paid for, credit in the form of a make up lesson or pro-rated payment will be made.

Questions? Let me know!