Consistent diligent practicing is essential to musical development. Suggested practicing length and frequency will be based on the level and individual needs of each student. Practicing goals and strategies will be discussed during the lesson and recorded on the student’s Practice Journal sheet at the front of their notebook. Parental support and encouragement are a tremendous help especially for young students. It may be beneficial to set aside a specific time each day for practicing so that it develops into a routine. My goal is to make practicing a positive experience for students by assigning activities and pieces that they enjoy. Additionally, students will earn prizes and awards throughout the year based on practicing and lesson preparation. To promote accountability, students will record their practicing on the Practice Calendar in their notebook.
Tuition and Payment Schedule
Private lesson tuition is $24 per 30-minute lesson, $36 per 45-minute lesson, and $48 per 60-minute lesson. Tuition for group classes is $10. The total tuition for the year (fall through spring) is calculated and then divided into nine equal monthly payments. Each family will receive a sheet that shows the breakdown of their monthly tuition based on the number of scheduled lessons for the year. Payment is due at the first lesson of each month, September through May. Tuition statements are emailed each month that show the monthly tuition and any additional fees for new books or lesson materials.
If a student needs to miss a lesson for any reason, notification should be given at least 24 hours in advance when possible. Missed lessons will not be reimbursed. I will reschedule one missed lesson each semester if advance notice was provided and there was a valid reason for the absence (sickness, family emergency, etc.). After this one lesson, I will make up additional missed lessons only as I am able. There will be a make-up lesson period at the end of each semester, and make-up lessons may also be scheduled throughout the semester as time is available.
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