LESSONS AND EXPECTATIONS
Teacher Commitment | The teacher is committed to providing high quality, enjoyable and productive lessons for students in a positive learning environment. Lessons are custom-tailored to the student’s individual learning styles, musical interests and personal goals. The teacher will regularly communicate and collaborate with students and parents to provide the best musical education for each student.
Student Commitment | To foster steady progress and growth, it is essential that students commit to consistently and fully participating in their weekly lessons, building practice time into their daily routine, and achieving the specific goals as discussed during each weekly lesson.
Parent Commitment | Parents play a crucial role in ensuring students commit to their lessons progress. Please enquire directly about routine practice for our weekly lessons.
Lesson Time | When a student enrolls in lessons, a weekly lesson time is reserved exclusively for that individual student. Students are expected to prioritize this weekly commitment. If, at some point, the student would like a lesson time change, it may be requested, but due to the teacher’s limited availability, changes can only be accommodated if there is an opening or another student willing to switch.
Lesson Length | Weekly private lessons are offered in 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions. For many students, 45-minute lessons are ideal to cover the range of pieces, exercises and assignments for a successful week of practice and progress. Younger beginners and those who would do better with shorter lessons are offered 30-minute lessons. Students who would benefit from longer lessons to cover a greater abundance and depth of material and those looking to progress at a faster rate are offered 60-minute lessons. The teacher will determine the best lesson length for each student during the initial trial lesson, and will reassess throughout the course of the student’s musical journey, to ensure each student has the best opportunity to thrive.
Lesson Calendar | Lessons run by the school calendar, from September to June. If school is out of session due to a holiday, vacation or inclement weather, lessons will not be held that day. Summer lessons in July & August are typically offered once or twice a month with flexible scheduling. A substitute teacher is available for any student who wishes to continue with weekly lessons during the summer months.
Missing Lessons | Students are allowed to miss/cancel up to four (4) lessons per year, at any time and for any reason. The cost of these missed lessons are covered by the annual registration fee. Any additional missed lessons must be paid for to reserve the student’s weekly time slot. Students will not be charged if the teacher must cancel a lesson.
No-shows | If the teacher arrives for a lesson and the student is not there, for any reason, the lesson is considered missed and the teacher may leave. As a courtesy, the teacher may choose to wait, with consideration to the weather and waiting conditions, for up to 15 minutes after the lesson start time.
Discontinuing Lessons | There are no refunds provided upon discontinuing lessons. The teacher requests the courtesy of one month’s prior notice, but also respects the student’s right to end lessons at any time. Ideally, this decision is made thoughtfully with plenty of discussion between the student, parent and teacher so that lessons can cease with a positive sense of closure.
While the following cases are extremely rare, students may be disenrolled from lessons, at the teacher’s discretion, if any of these issues persist: late or unpaid tuition, excessive absences or unprepared lessons, poor attitude or inappropriate behavior, continued lack of interest or effort, or other difficulties in working with the student or family.
Please review, print & sign the studio policy before registration!
I hereby agree to follow the studio policy for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Student Signature Date
Parent Signature Date