The following policies are required to ensure that both the teacher and student have a proper understanding of what keeps the studio running smoothly and efficiently. These are intended to be helpful and ensure you or your child receives the best possible training I can provide.
__ Beginning January 2016: Lesson cost will be $30 per half hour lesson, $45 per 45 minute lesson and $60 per hour. Lessons must be paid for in advance at the beginning of each month. Special arrangements may be made for payment on a case by case basis. Payment may be made by check, cash, or card. Please leave payments on the desk. Card payments can be made online via your phone or computer. (Lessons are paid for in advance as a security precaution for non-scheduled missed lessons.) If you arrive late, you do not get an extended lesson.
__ Cancellation of lessons due to doctors appointments, gigs, work/school functions, rehearsals, trips, etc., need to be made AT LEAST 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Not cancelling a lesson on time, will result in a forfeit of that lesson time and cannot be made up. Missing a lesson due to scheduling error, traffic, etc., also results in a forfeit of lesson time. If you have a last minute cancellation, you may ask to trade with another student.
__ Cancellation due to sickness must be received by 10am on your lesson day. Should a sickness occur while at work or school, you must CALL and confirm I have received this information.
__Lessons scheduling must be done via email or phone call. It is too difficult to keep track of text messages and I like to have a paper trail to help keep my schedule updated.
__ You are encouraged to attend a lesson with a cold. Generally we can sing around a cold as long as the vocal cords are not affected. If healthy singing cannot occur, I can plan lessons around theory, technique, discussions, etc. Please do not come with a fever.
__Discontinuing of lessons must be made 2 WEEKS before you plan to exit.
__You must bring your own materials to class; books, binders, printed music, etc. If you bring a book or a copy, there must be TWO available, one for myself and one for you. If I let you borrow books to make copies, they must be returned within the week. It is suggested to keep a ziplock bag in your binder for straw, pencil, wine corks or any other technique developing devices.
__ DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES EARLY TO YOUR LESSON. If special circumstances need to be made, please contact me. Early arrivals distract other students and/or detract from scheduled office work time. If students are arriving without parent/guardian, they may come in and sit quietly.
__ Please bring things to occupy younger siblings and make sure to keep the area clean when you leave. Costumes, props, desk, books on the shelves, etc., are OFF LIMITS.