Policies and Procedures:
I'm sure that you will appreciate the need for me to conduct the business side of my teaching practice in an organized and professional manner. These Policies and Procedures are subject to occasional review. Please contact me if you would like further information.
It is my goal to prepare students to understand music and to skillfully play the piano, so they can enjoy music for the rest of their lives. I want my students to become proficient so they can continue to grow in their musical understanding throughout adulthood.
My lessons are year-round and do not follow any school's academic calendar, so students are expected to continue lessons throughout the year.
My schedule is currently operating and will continue to operate at full capacity and will not be able to accommodate rescheduling. Your lesson day and time is held exclusively for you.
Students who do not continue lessons during the summer are not guaranteed a spot in the fall. It could be offered to a new student or if another student wants that spot it will be given to them.
Please be prompt. Lesson times cannot be extended for students who arrive late and students should be picked up promptly at the end of their lesson time. Do not let friends attend the lesson with your child. The fewer distractions there are during the lesson, the better the lesson will be.
Please understand that my schedule operates at full capacity and will not be able to accommodate rescheduling. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.
If a lesson is missed, there will be no reduction on your bill because that specific time is reserved just for you.
I bill one flat rate of $260 a month which includes tax.
Holidays observed are: New Year's day; Easter; Fourth of July; Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Under this system, it means that whether there are four lessons in the month or five, you will just pay one flat rate. No extra charge for the fifth lesson. That means, through the year, these 5th lessons would be used as extra lessons for whatever reason. Whether the student or I missed a lesson, there would be no additional charges.
When there are circumstances that you cannot attend lessons the rate will not change. This also includes if there is a holiday in that month. Basically you are paying a tuition for piano lessons each month.