Piano Lessons Policy
Welcome! I LOVE teaching students of all ages! Seeing each student progress as musicians and people on weekly basis brings me so much joy. As a piano teacher I encourage each of my students to associate music and hard work with having fun while helping to guide them as they become more independent, more well-rounded people. In addition to learning music skills such as playing/performing and reading music, students will also learn ear training, basic music theory, composition and harmonization.
Practice - Daily practice is strongly encouraged. Although five days a week is a good starting point, the exact amount of practice required depends on the level of mastery that each student desires. Establishing a routine along with parents' help is the key to regular, successful progress. I would love for students to view piano homework just as they view school assignments. Therefore, it is a student responsibility to view the assignment book on every practice day. It is okay to have “less physical practice days” when a student is away, but, I would encourage students to double up practice as much as possible before the next lesson. Effective practice requires equal parts of mind spent as well as time spent.
Lesson attendances / cancellations - Students are expected to attend all lessons throughout the school year. There are 38 weeks in each year calendar billing monthly equally. With 48 hours notice, a lesson can be rescheduled. A maximum of 3 “reschedules” are also allowed per calendar year. Any lessons that I must cancel will be rescheduled or refunded. The school year calendar is from September to June.
When public schools are closed due to bad weather conditions, I will contact you by noon to assess the driving conditions for the afternoon. If we agree to cancel, we’ll schedule a makeup lesson or we perhaps do a lesson online.
Payment - Payment will be made monthly and is due the first lesson of each month. The amount charged depends on how many weeks of lessons in each month. There is a $50 fee per child per academic year for teaching apps and technology as well as assistance with Venue rental for recitals. Fees for method books and materials will be billed separately.
**If a student quits lessons in the middle of a month, there are no refunds. If a student chooses to withdraw from lessons, please give notice 30 days prior.
Rate increase : Tuition is subject to small increases at the beginning of each academic year. Prior notice of rate increases will be given at least one month in advance.
Performances - Live performance will be scheduled twice each year in January and June.
Summer : I encourage students to obtain piano lessons throughout summer. Due to a growing waitlist of eager students, I do my best to accommodate all schedules while also ensuring that my own schedule is adequately filled. I love teaching but also must consider that this is my primary source of income and lost income due to canceled lessons cannot be replaced. Thus, those students who choose to take off for the summer will be asked to pre-register for the following school year to guarantee the spot.
Group Classes Policy
Semester sessions: 11- weeks session per semester
Fall from September - November
Winter from December - early March
Spring Early March - May
Summer June - August
Payment: semester tuition is due in full the day of the student’s first lesson. The program is designed by semesters. Semester tuition is non-refundable.
If you have any further questions about piano lessons, piano music or just pianos in general, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to teach your children!