you can Expect
lesson, you will have my full and undivided attention. We will work
together at your own pace to unlock your musical potential. I do not
deal in sarcasm, put downs, or hidden agendas. Iím serious about my
art and hope to instill some of that dedication to my students through
consistency are important to your piano playing progress.
I expect my students to also be ready and on time. I work on a tight
schedule so your allotted lesson time starts and concludes within the
specified time you have signed up for regardless if you are not ready.
Itís not fair to extend your lesson past your scheduled time slot and
keep other students waiting.
If you must cancel your lesson for any reason, I require at least 24
hours notice if a make-up lesson is to be rescheduled. If a 24 hour
notice of cancellation is not provided, the tuition for the lesson is
forfeited. Students are allowed one make-up lesson per month. If there
is more than one absence in a calendar month, make-ups will be
arranged if time and space permit, however the teacher is not
obligated. All make-ups must be done in the same month as the absence
and there are no ďmake-upsĒ of ďmake-upsĒ. If the student misses the
make-up lesson, the tuition for the lesson is forfeited. No refunds
will be issued for studentís absences; however, a credit will be
issued for a teacher absence.
A two week written notice is required to discontinue lessons and
tuition must be paid through this two week period. Although make-up
lessons are provided (as stated above), credits or refunds are not
given for missed lessons.
I understand that emergencies do happen and try to be understanding.
If you have a last-minute emergency that prevents you from coming to
you must always notify me by telephone
email. Please DO NOT use e-mail for urgent matters.
Please note that I do not answer my mobile phone during lessons so
leave a voice mail message, I will get it upon concluding the lesson.
Acceptable excuses for missing a lesson include:
*being abducted by an alien
Unacceptable excuses include scheduling difficulties, conflicting
appointments or rehearsals, traffic delays and the like.
Payment for Missed Lessons
Please note that if you do not give me 24 hours notice, or a
reasonable excuse, you are still responsible to pay for lessons that
you cancelled or missed.
If you are ill.. please do not come to your lesson. For
your sake as well as mine. Especially if you have a cold, flu, or
other respiratory illness. If you think you are too sick, please phone
me right away. We can always reschedule. No lesson, audition,
rehearsal, or performance is more important than your own health. and
I donít want to get sick either!!
Your lessons are only
one element of your learning. Without regular practice, you will not
make progress. I will always try to be clear about your realistic
goals and give you the assistance for you reach them, but itís still
your responsibility to practice and make that happen. This is where
real improvement occurs. Try to dedicate time to practice at least 30
minutes a day!
Commitment to You
I promise to work as hard as you
do! If you show up with regularity and consistency, if you bring your
sense of adventure (and your sense of humor) to the lessons, and if
you practice on a regular basis, we will do good work together, you
will make progress, and I will truly do everything I can to help you.