Private Lessons are given weekly in 30, 45 and 60 minute lengths. Private lessons focus primarily on technique and repertoire as well as musicianship and creative skills.
Regular home practice is essential for student success. Ideally, students should aim for at least 5 days of practice each week. Short, daily practice sessions are more effective than one or two long sessions per week. The most important time for students to practice is right after their weekly lesson, to solidify what they have just learned. Research has shown that retention of new knowledge drops to 60% after just 24 hours. It’s not a good idea to wait until the end of the week, then “cram” practice right before a student’s next lesson! Parental involvement in home practice is crucial for student success. Please help your student to establish and stick to a practice routine, and see that practice time is free of distractions. If you are the parent of an elementary age student, please plan to sit with your child for at least a portion of their daily practice time.
-Students are expected to attend each scheduled week of the semester. When you register for lessons, your time slot is reserved for you for the teaching year. Please keep in mind that the studio operates at full capacity and make-ups for missed lessons are not guaranteed unless you have informed me prior to 24 hours. No refunds will be given for missed lessons.
-In the event that your student needs to miss a lesson because of a conflict or illness, please contact me with as much advance notice as possible.
-Any lessons missed by the instructor due to illness or emergency will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
-Please be prompt – lesson times cannot be extended for students who arrive late.
-In order to ensure the lesson quality, parents shall NOT stay at the studio during lesson time. Students should be picked up promptly at the end of their lesson time. This is important because one’s lateness can interfere with other students’ lesson times.
Tuition Rates, Late Fees & Payment Schedule
Tuition is due at the first lesson of each month. If you enroll in the middle of a month, tuition will be prorated. We accept Cash, Check,
Venmo, and PayPal. ALL PERFORMANCE FEES AND TUITION WILL BE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Late fee: If the tuitions are not paid by the end of the month, the late fee of $5 will be charged for EACH week your payment is late.
Use of Photographs and Videos
The studio may take photographs of classes, lessons, recitals and events for promotional use in online and print materials. It is studio’s policy not to include the names of children in any captions. If you would like us to not use any images of yourself or a family member, please let us know in writing or by email.