Studio Policies 

My goal is to have the student enjoy the lessons to their fullest extent.  The following is a list that will help to make this goal a reality:


Please come to all lessons prepared and on time.  Lessons can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or one hour weekly.  Lesson times will not be extended for tardiness.  Bring all books, notebooks and recital pieces to every lesson.  Students are welcome to arrive early or stay late in order to practice on the electric piano.

 

It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child’s safety until they are inside the doors of the studio.  I am unable watch your child as they enter or exit the studio.

 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch any lesson.

 

Practice at home is very important! Students are encouraged to practice 6 days a week, with their lesson counting as one of the six days. Generally, students should practice the following amount daily: Grades 1-4, 30 min; Grades 5-8, 45 min; Grades 9-12, at least 60 min a day.  Practice times are recorded on student assignment sheets and signed by a parent before the lesson time. Trophies are awarded to students who practice 6 days a week all year. A studio contest takes place to earn a large first-place trophy for the most hours practiced from September - May.

To ensure correct hand position, fingernails must be kept short.

 

Your child will learn best on a full-sized, touch-sensitive, 88-key piano with a pedal.  Acoustic pianos are strongly suggested.

 

Lessons are taught on a year-round basis. During the month of August a week-long intensive music camp will replace the private lessons for that month.

 

Tuition is based on a yearly amount, divided into 12 equal payments. Creative Keyboards observes a few holidays throughout the school year (please see studio calendar), with the tuition remaining the same during these holiday months. Music camp is required and will replace private lessons in August.


Tuition is due on or before the first lesson of every month. A $10.00 late charge will be added if the tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month.

 

Make-up lessons will be offered only if the student is ill and I receive a text or phone call as soon as you are able to notify me prior to their lesson time. Please give as much notice as possible. Family emergencies and special circumstances will be taken on an individual basis.Tuition cannot be discounted due to absences. If a student is contagiously ill but well enough to play, having a lesson via Skype or FaceTime is a viable option for that week. Please keep your lesson time a high priority in your schedule.

 

Let’s work together to ensure your child’s musical success!!  ☺  ☺