Welcome to my piano studio! During the coming years, I look forward to working with
you as together we share God’s gift of music. Policies for my students are as follows:

♫ Students will be charged $___ per month for weekly half-hour lessons. Payment is due
the first lesson of the month unless other arrangements are made. There is no extra charge
for months that have five lessons.

♫ Students must continue studying over the summer months in order to have a time
reserved for them during the school year. I have found that being away from the piano for
three months seriously hinders the student’s progress and desire to continue lessons. I take
a two-week vacation at Christmas, one week during spring break and one week in the
summer or fall which, along with your own family vacations, should give the student plenty
of time off.

♫ Books and music may be purchased from me at cover price or at any music store.
Whenever possible, I try to use any music the student may already own. A book bag or
plastic grocery sack helps to keep music together and dry during bad weather.

♫ If a student must miss a lesson (illness, death in the family, etc.), please call me as soon
as possible. I will attempt to re-schedule the lesson, but I will not be able to give refunds
for lessons not taken, except under extraordinary circumstances. I must reserve time for
the student’s lesson whether the student comes or not, in much the same way as a tenant
pays rent on a house whether he is at home or on vacation that week.  

♫ The student, the parents, and the teacher must work together in order to ensure musical
growth. This is particularly true in such areas as careful daily practice. The student is
expected to practice a minimum of four to five hours weekly, and more as he or she
advances. A timer is a good piece of equipment to place on your piano. Most students find
it helpful to practice at the same time every day; before school works well for many
children. Parents are asked to sign the practice record in the assignment book; this provides
necessary accountability for young students, as well as encouragement in the day-to-day
work of music study. Also, I sometimes write notes in the assignment book for the parent.
Even if a student has not completed all of his practice for the week, he should still come for
his lesson; there are many things we can still work on during the lesson such as theory,
sight-reading, and music history. I can also give him some guided practice time!

♫ Your piano needs regular maintenance to protect your investment. Two tunings each
year are recommended; October and May are good months in cold climates because the
furnace has just been turned on or off for the season. If possible, place your piano on an
inside wall away from heat registers.

♫ A floor or piano lamp protects your student’s vision. If the child’s feet don’t reach to the
floor, a box or footstool is helpful.

♫ Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in recitals and other
performance opportunities. I do not charge any extra fee for these events.

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters. Please feel free to call me with any
questions or suggestions. I look forward to our musical adventure together!

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