Private lessons are essential in the study of Taijiquan. In a private lesson, a teacher offers personal attention and encouragement: helping you to set goals and get the most out of practice.
Taking classes is a good way to learn the basic choreography of a Form, but individualized instruction is necessary if a student wishes to advance to higher levels. A private session with a perceptive teacher is one of the best ways to accelerate your personal progress. This is particularly true for more experienced students.
As devotion to taiji deepens and desire for improvement increases, students are expected to request periodic private lessons. Weekends are usually a good time to schedule an appointment, but we will try to accommodate you at other times if we can.
Cash is preferred for private lessons, and should be placed in an envelope (customarily a red one) with your name and the date of the lesson on a separate note.
Fees for a private session with a teacher is at the teacher's home or other convenient location is $60 per hour. Any time spent over an hour will be charged at that rate (1 hour and 1/2 lesson is $90). A one hour semi private lesson (two students) at the teacher's home is $45 each. Groups larger than two should contact the teacher for pricing.
Fees for sessions at school, business, corporate, or other institutional locations vary with the standard rates paid by those groups to other professionals with comparable credentials ($100 minimum depending on number of attendees).