Studio Policies, 2018

Parking Street parking is available. While there are times of the day when spaces on the block are full, there are usually parking spaces within three blocks. The driveway is for house in the back. This can be used temporarily for pick up and drop off or for short lessons if we put a note on the car that it can be moved.

Schedule Lessons are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays by appointment only. No walk-ins are available. I accept appointments that are weekly or every other week.

Lesson Length In studio lessons are 45 minutes and 30 minutes. Online lessons are 55 minutes.

Rates Lesson rates are based on when the student started lessons and length of lesson. Each year there is a rate increase of 2.5% rounded to the whole dollar.

Invoices Invoices will be distributed at the beginning of the month for the upcoming month’s lessons. For those who are able to purchase 4 or more lessons in advance, a 5% discount is offered.

Payments Payment is expected at the time of the lesson. I accept cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo. Monthly invoices are due upon receipt, and have a 30 day term before any late fees are assessed. Once an invoice is past due, lessons may be subject to suspension until account is brought up to date.

Cancellations Cancellations must be 24 hours in advance of the lesson. If less than 24 hours notice is afforded, full payment is expected. Please do not come to a lesson if you are experiencing a sore throat or fever. Students will not be charged for the lesson if I am notified 24 hours in advanced. This applies for both piano and vocal students. If a student or parent does not contact me ahead of time, the lesson will be charged for the full amount.

No Shows Two or more no shows for a weekly or every other week schedule will remove that student from the calendar.

Practicing In order to see regular improvement, regular practicing is important. I offer many tools to help students practice at home. These include recordings of voice lessons, audio files of vocal exercises, and accompaniment for songs uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox, and practice logs. While I try to upload voice lessons within 24 hours of the lessons, voice students are encouraged to record their own lessons so they have their practice materials in a timely manner. From time to time, my schedule may delay uploads.

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