Music Lessons Policies 2016-2017

 

Thank you for your interest in taking music lessons! Music is a fascinating, enjoyable field of study. While it is a commitment and can be challenging, the rewards are well worth it. Please read the policies and let me know if you have any questions.

Location

I offer in-home music lessons, which means that I will travel to the student’s place of residence. At this time, I do not offer lessons at my studio.

Course Schedule and Content

Lessons are held weekly, and the year is split up into three terms – Fall, Spring, and Summer. Essentially, this is a semester-long course. It follows, then, that tuition covers not only the guarantee of my availability for a set number of lessons, but also lesson planning, worksheet creation, repertoire research, professional development, and much more.

For the Fall and Spring, students sign up for one term at a time. To accommodate vacations during the Summer term, students are permitted to select the weeks that they desire to have lessons.

Tuition is calculated according to the then-current weekly fee.

Payments

Payments for each term may be made in a lump sum or in equal monthly installments. Either way, the monetary commitment is still for the entirety of one term. Prices will be prorated for students beginning mid-term.

Invoices for each payment will be sent 2 weeks prior to their due dates. A fee will be assessed in the case of payments made later than 7 days after the due date. Payments are non-refundable. Cash and checks are the currently-accepted forms of payment.

Missed Lessons

Students are permitted 2 missed weeks per term for which I will provide makeup lessons. In addition, there are several other options available:

·       The lesson can also be held remotely via phone or Skype.

·       Students may opt to be included on a swap list that allows them to exchange lessons times when needed.

In the event that I need to cancel on a scheduled week, I will provide a makeup lesson.

Student Responsibilities

·       Materials – Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials, which include:

o   Instrument

o   Metronome (metronome apps work fine)

o   Lesson books

o   Notebook

·       Practicing – This is where the most learning occurs, by far. A good practice session should probably start at about 30 minutes, but regularity is the key! Try to practice every day, even if only for a few minutes.