Policy

Policy

LESSON FEES – PRIVATE LESSONS

A 30-minute private lesson is $26.00. There are 12 weeks of lessons per term. By paying for an entire term in advance, you are entitled to one free lesson. This would lower the 12 lesson cost from  $312.00  to  $286.00.  

ADDITIONAL FEES – PIANO MAESTRO

For the use of Piano Maestro, each student is charged $5.00 per month. There is an extra charge of $5.00 per session if I help a student with Piano Maestro for 15 minutes.

MISSED LESSONS – PRIVATE LESSONS

Lessons missed because of illness or emergency will be made up, depending on availability of free time in my schedule, only if I am informed in advance (generally a minimum of 24 hours). It is the student’s and parents’ responsibility to schedule the make-up time.  Please call me as early as possible (6-8 a.m.) if your child is sick. Lessons missed for sporting events, parties or other social events, forgetting a lesson, and transportation problems cannot be made up. Lessons missed by the teacher due to illness will be made up or credited to the student’s account. Missed lessons may not be deducted from the 12-week fee.

PRACTICE TIME

Assignments and practice are expected to have the same priority as homework. In order to progress satisfactorily, at least five days of practice is necessary. To help develop self-discipline and good work habits, it is suggested that a regular time for practice be set aside. A quiet atmosphere and a well tuned piano help to insure quality practice time.

EVALUATIONS

Each student will receive a progress report at the end of each 12-week term. Please read these carefully and call if you have any questions.

SUMMER SEMESTER

It is suggested that students continue lessons through the summer for a minimum of six weeks.

LESSON TERMINATION

Lessons will be terminated by the teacher in the event of repeated failure to prepare assigned material, or disruptive behavior.