Tuition is to be paid the last week of the month in full payment for the next month. This is the ideal time to make any absences known. If payment is not received by the first week of the new month, there will be a $10 late fee for each week that it is late.
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Each student will be required to practice according to their minimum practice time, which shall be discussed periodically, and until the goal of each elements specified during the lesson time is achieved. This is the student and family’s responsibility to make sure the student complies with these expectations. If there is repetitive failure to achieve these standards and/or lack of interest, I reserve the right to excuse the student from taking lessons with me.
A recital will be given periodically as an opportunity for the student to be encouraged musically, express their progress, and to obtain performance opportunities. Because playing the piano is not only a personal pleasure, but also an art to be expressed, recitals are wonderful opportunities to be able to do this.
The student will be required to purchase specified method books, supplementary materials, and other music throughout the semester. Each student is required to have a full set of music flashcards which include required elements, and can be purchased during the first few weeks of lessons. Although a well-tuned functional piano is encouraged, a keyboard with an appropriate number of keys (depending on the level of the student), with working damper pedal may function as a substitute for at home practice.
Please remove shoes outside the front door, have the student wash their hands in the guest bathroom, and wait quietly in designated living room waiting area. No food or drink is allowed inside the house with the exception of water. Siblings are allowed to sit quietly and wait, but they must not be a distraction. Pick up and drop off times are to be punctually observed.
Lessons are at a fixed price per month regardless of the number weeks in that month. This allows students to miss a lesson for free because they will pay the same amount for a month with five weeks as a month with three weeks.
If the student is sick, please inform the instructor and resume lessons when the student is symptom free and not contagious for at least 24 hours. If a family member is sick, do not bring them to the studio lesson.