Spring 2019 Studio Membership – (includes recitals, practice incentives, studio parties, enrichment materials, etc.)
10% semester discount if paid in full by January 30 (5 months Jan-May)
|Lesson length ||Private lessons ||Private lesson + Group (45 min) ||Group only (space available)
|Optional Enrichment ||Monthly ||
|Music theory games with another student||$35||15 minutes added to lesson time
Tuition is due monthly; think of it as the full semester tuition split into equal monthly payments. Payment is due the first lesson of each month but no later than the 10th day of the month. Invoices are sent out one week prior to payment dates. Tuition reserves your weekly time slots and studio membership. It also covers the cost of: lesson planning and repertoire selection; recital venues and programs; professional studio memberships; incentive programs and game materials; enrichment planning; studio events; training and expertise; sole-proprietorship taxes and studio insurance.
Payments by check can be mailed to the studio, or sent with the student. I can also accept cash or credit card in person, or pay with Paypal through my website. Credit card payments are subject to Paypal fees. There is a $10.00 fee for payments not received by the 10th day of the month and a $25.00 fee for returned checks.
Spring 2019 Calendar
January 7- February 1 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons
February 7 - Group lessons only – no private lessons- All students invited
February 11 - March 15 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons
March 9 or 10 – Tentative recital weekend
March 18 - 22 – Spring Break – no private or group lessons
March 25 - May 18 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons
May 23 - Group lessons only – no private lessons – All students invited
We will still have lessons on other school and business holidays. You can refer to the calendar on the website.
Music lessons are given on a tuition basis. Accordingly, there are no credits for lessons missed and no guaranteed “make- ups.” School/sports trips and family vacations are no exception to the “missed lesson” policy. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEED MAKEUP LESSONS. Unfortunately, the schedule is too tight for that flexibility. Students who miss a lesson may attend an extra group lesson if there is space. Skype or FaceTime lessons may also be arranged in certain circumstances. Lessons missed by the instructor will be rescheduled, if possible, or you will be reimbursed. Thank you for your cooperation.
I do require a courtesy phone call or text if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late to your lesson. I do not answer the phone during lessons. If you are calling to cancel a lesson on that day, please still do so and just leave a message, or you can text me. Any messages received during lesson hours I will return either by phone or email as soon as possible. If your child did not/would not go to school, please keep them home from lessons to avoid spreading germs to the other 25 students who touch the instruments.
Termination or Suspension Lessons
If a student terminates lessons for any reason, two weeks’ advance notice prior to the last lesson, or payment for the next two lessons at full price, is required. Students returning after suspending lessons are put on the schedule on a space available basis.
Performances and extra studio events
Students will have opportunities to perform around town at places like Wildflower Court, Pioneer Home, Nugget Mall, the airport, and coffee houses. I will give advanced notice for opportunities. I also host parties at my house or around town periodically for students to meet each other and play music games.
I will use many different books and sheet music. If you already have music, please bring it in and we will try to start using it. I will try to use sheet music along with method books for variety. I will shop for books on behalf of the student to ensure the proper materials are obtained. Book payments will be due before the students take the books home. Please bring a vocal and/or piano notebook to keep notes, homework assignments, practice logs, and sheet music. Vocalists, please bring water to your lessons.
Students are encouraged to practice and complete their assignments every week. There is no “time limit” for practice sessions because I want students to perform smart practice and practice until they get their work done and meet their personal goals. It will be helpful if you schedule a practice session into your daily activities. If practicing only happens when a student has some free time or feels like it, chances are it will never happen. Please allow for a quiet environment for practicing so the student can focus on what he or she is practicing. Remember: practicing should not be a daily chore (although I understand that it sometimes can be), but rather a time for making music. Overall, students get out of lessons what they put into it. A lot of the work is done at home, as the lesson is a short time period each week. Please feel free to discuss practicing struggles or wins with me at any time.
Please have your student arrive a few minutes early. Lessons begin at their scheduled time, so please be prompt. Late students will not be granted extra time at the end of their lessons as lessons are often scheduled back to back. There is a "shoes off" policy at my Douglas studio/home; students may take their shoes off inside the entryway where they will stay warm and dry. There is no need to knock or ring the doorbell; enter quietly as there will most likely be a lesson in progress. There is a NO GUM policy for all students.
*I reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time.