Yesterday I received an email inquiring about lessons for the "emailer's son". I put that in quotes, because it turned out to be a scam. I got a similar email a couple years ago, so I was suspicious. The red flags were:
I've since taken my email address and phone number off of my website, and now use only the contact form. And any future emails that sound like this one will be immediately marked as junk and the emailer will be blocked.
So that I don't inadvertently block someone who is a real person looking for a teacher, here are a few things to know before you contact me:
So, when you contact me about lessons, introduce yourself and/or your child, tell me a little bit about what you are looking for, your experience with music, and what you hope to get out of lessons, as well as any questions you have about me and my approach to teaching. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Quodlibet: A piece employing several well-known tunes from various sources, performed either simultaneously or in succession. (Schirmer Pocket Manual of Musical Terms)