Studio POLICIES

Tuition 

Tuition is $1,200.00 per quadrimester (4 months) which entitles the student to a weekly 1-hour lesson during the term except when the studio is closed.

Payment 

Tuition may be paid in full, or in four $300.00 monthly installments. You will receive an email with your invoice and a link to complete your payment. Monthly installments carry the same financial commitment as paying in full. They are charged/debited automatically and cannot be cancelled. Tuition is due no later than the 15th of the month preceding the beginning of the term, or no later than the 15th of the month preceding the beginning of each month for installments. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed when tuition is not received by the due date. A $25.00 fee will be assessed for payments declined for any reason.

Scheduling

The Studio operates on a quadrimester schedule and is conducted in much the same manner as study at a college, university, or school of music.  Weekly 1-hour lessons scheduled for the same day/time ensure your steady progress. 

The Studio is closed for a one-week break each quadrimester. Whenever possible the break is scheduled to coincide with those of area schools. The dates of the break will be shown on your invoice. 

Attendance

As previously stated, select your lesson time thoughtfully to avoid conflicts. Without exception,  no credit, make up, or rescheduling of any kind is given for lessons missed, or canceled by you.  Arrive for your lesson on time, and ready to work. If you are late for your lesson for any reason it will end at the normally scheduled time. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late your lesson is subject to being forfeit.

Should a bonafide emergency, or illness arise, you may request to be put on the 3-week cancellation list. If a fellow student cancels during that time period, you will be notified of the opportunity to take their time. First come, first served. No guarantee is implied, or given.

If I am unable to teach, or must cancel a normally scheduled lesson, it will be made up.

Swap List Guidelines:

For those who wish to participate and agree to the dissemination of their contact information to fellow students/parents, a Swap List is available to registered students on the secure Student Resources page. If you know you are going to miss a scheduled lesson you may try to arrange a swap with a fellow student. It is your sole responsibility to negotiate the swap and to notify me by email if you arrange a swap. All swaps must be arranged between parents if either student is a minor.