Piano Lessons will be scheduled weekly for 30,45, or 60 minutes. My fees are as follows: $25.00/30 minute lesson; $37.50/45 minute lesson, or $50.00/60 minute lesson. You will be charged for canceled or missed lessons unless your child is ill. A make up lesson will be offered on a Saturday morning towards the end of each month. If your child is late to his/her lesson, their lesson will be shorter so that the next student may begin on time.
During the year, should the need arise to take a break from piano lessons due to sports, band, etc. I will be glad to try and find an alternate time. If that is not possible, and 2 or more consecutive weeks will be missed, I will fill that spot with a student on a waiting list. When your activity is over, I will be glad to have your child back if I have an opening. Otherwise, they will be placed on a waiting list for the next available spot.
Billing is done in advance. A bill will be sent home with your child the last week of the month for the next month or the first week of the month. Please send a check back with your child the following week. If payment is not received within 2 weeks of being sent home, a $5.00 late fee will be added to the next month’s bill. A decorated envelope will be provided to help with easy recognition of the bill. You will also receive a notice that bills have been sent out. At the end of each month I will also charge for music distributed the previous month.
A $25.00 charge will be added to any check that is returned by the bank.
Students need to come to lessons with their assignment books, all their music, and their theory pages completed. I will use lesson time to complete theory assignments if necessary, as I feel this is an important part of their music education.
Playing the piano is great fun, but it also involves work. My instructions in their assignment books are more than just page numbers, and their practice sessions should be as specific as possible. Parents can help by having your child read and explain what I’ve written to make sure they are practicing accurately. Their nails should be well trimmed!
Although practice instructions generally involve achieving goals rather than spending set amounts of time, you can roughly figure 15 - 30 minutes of daily practice at the beginner levels (first six to twenty-four months) and 30 - 60 minutes at intermediate and advanced levels. This is not like ballet, soccer, or gymnastics. If finding practice time is a problem, rethink taking lessons.