Studio Policy 2020-2021

Tuition
Tuition for private music lessons covers 42 weeks of study from September 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2022 and is payable in 12 equal monthly payments. Tuition covers the following services: weekly piano lessons and communication with the teacher throughout the week via text and email. A late-payment fee of $1 will be charged per day for tuition not received by the 1st of the month. Students starting mid-semester will have their tuition prorated. I accept payments through Zelle or automatic bank transfer. Tuition will be adjusted annually at the start of September. Please contact me for tuition rates.

Books, Materials, and Activities
Students are expected to purchase the required books, materials, and activities separate from tuition.

Calendar
A yearly calendar of holidays and non-lesson weeks will be provided to the student via email. Please add these dates to your calendar. Students will be reminded of weeks off during the prior lesson.

Missed Lessons
Refunds, credits, or make-ups will not be given for lessons missed or cancelled by the student. Out of courtesy, please let the piano teacher know 24 hours in advance if you are cancelling a lesson. Four (4) flex days have been built into the schedule for use by the teacher as needed. If the flex days are not used, the student receives those lessons for free.

Lesson Expectations
Students must remember to have the following materials at their lesson:

Guidelines to facilitate effective practicing:

Proper Grooming and Proper Dress
Please keep fingernails short. Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times.

Involvement of Parents or Guardians

Discontinuing Lessons
The teacher requests one-month’s notice when discontinuing lessons. However, students may end lessons at any time. At the teacher’s discretion, students may be dismissed at any time for unpaid tuition, excessive absences, unprepared lessons, a lack of interest, or misbehavior.

A copy of this policy will be provided by email with lesson costs. It must be signed, dated, and emailed back to the teacher before lessons begin.