Please review the most common questions below. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact me anytime and I'd be happy to help.
Where do I go for lessons?
All lessons take place at Corey's private teaching studio located above Gary's Music in Rome, NY. Free parking is available directly in front of the music store, or in one of the parking lots behind the building. Please enter at the door all the way to the left of the building and proceed up the stairs.
What days and times can I schedule lessons?
Lessons can be schedule during the week from Monday to Friday, and occasionally some Saturdays. Lesson times usually occur between the hours of 12:00pm to 8:00pm.
How often are lessons?
Private lessons can be scheduled either once a week for an hour or half hour duration. In some instances, lessons can be scheduled every two weeks for an hour. If you have a scheduling concern, contact Corey to discuss your availability.
How much are lessons?
$25 per half hour
$50 for an hour
discounts are available for siblings
In the case that you can't afford the current rates, and are seriously interested, please contact me to see if we can come to a solution. 🙂
How and when do I pay?
You can pay in the form of cash, check or Paypal. Payments must be in advance at the beginning of each month.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a situation arises where you must miss your scheduled lesson, I require a 24 hour advance notice. Failure to notify me prior to 24 hours results in your payment being forfeited, and the loss of a makeup. Lessons cancelled in time will be made up according to teacher/student availability.
At my discretion, the policy of 24 hours notice of cancellation may be waived in the case of sudden, unpredictable illness, accident or emergency.
How should I contact you if I need to cancel?
As I'm in the teaching studio most days, the best way to contact me is via text message. I promise to reply as soon as I receive it.
Can parents sit in on lessons?
You are more than welcome to watch the first few lessons to ensure your child is comfortable and is making progress. After that, my experience shows that students are more comfortable without parents in the lesson room, so I would encourage you to wait outside.
Do you have a recital for your students?
Absolutely. Every year Corey Colmey Drum Instruction holds a student drum recital. The recital is not mandatory, but all students are encouraged to participate. Each student chooses a drumset song and we learn the actual drum part from the recording. Students get a chance to perform this song in front of their family and friends at the end of the year.