Lessons with Hayes

Are you looking to take your guitar or mandolin playing to the next level? I have been teaching students of all skill levels and backgrounds for over a decade now and would love to help you achieve your musical goals! I custom tailor a curriculum for each student, balancing studies in technique, repertoire, music theory, and improvisation to help you become the player you have always dreamt of becoming. 

I currently offer both online lessons (Skype) or private lessons in Grand Rapids, MI.  My rates are as follows: 

Single Lesson Rates: $35 per half hour lesson – $50 per hour lesson 

Lesson Package Rates: $130 for 4 half hour lessons – $175 for 4 hour lessons 

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a lesson, please let me know as soon as possible. If you give me 24 hours’ notice, you will not be charged and we can reschedule our lesson as schedules allow. However, if you happen to not show up, forget, or otherwise not notify me at all, I will not reschedule and you will be charged for that lesson. If I have to cancel, you will have that lesson credit available for a future time. 

Payment: Lesson packages can be purchased via the the links on this page (see below) or via PayPal to office@btlmusicnotes.com 

For our lessons, you will be responsible for bringing your own gear (instrument, case, picks, new strings, tuner, computer, Skype account, etc). PDF and audio recordings of our lesson materials are always included as part of your lesson fees.

Custom Transcriptions and Arrangements

In music, the term transcription typically refers to a piece of music that has been written down in standard notation or tablature. Learning music from transcriptions is the most immediate way to play like your favorite musicians and should be an essential part of any serious musicians practice routine. Hayes currently runs a transcription service and publishing company, Built to Last Music Notes, LLC, which  produces transcriptions designed to your exact specifications that clearly capture and represent what was played on your favorite records. 

Services offered include: 

  • custom music transcription 
  • accompaniment audio tracks (mp3/WAV) 
  • video lessons 
  • scoring and charting of original songs 
  • composing and arranging 

For more information on placing an order for your transcription, please head on over to www.btlmusicnotes.com and fill out the Quick Quote Form on the homepage.