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A Casa Piano Studio Policies
Updated Fall 2019

Welcome to my studio! As we begin to work together, please read and discuss my studio policies below. They are meant to serve as guidelines for your progress, as well as a request to respect my time and my family.
 Please discuss any issues or concerns as they arise so we can work them out together.

In Class:
Private lessons incorporate individual instruction on repertoire, technique, theory, sight reading, ear training and musicianship. Lessons are taught using methods that are the most effective for each student’s learning style, interests, and goals.


At Home:
Regular practice at home reinforces techniques covered in the lesson, and is imperative to improvement. In fact, most of the progress you make will happen at your own piano! Practice goals will be discussed with each individual student. Young students must keep a practice schedule with the help of a parent or other adult.

Tuition Policy:

With your commitment to regular weekly lessons, your tuition now includes:
*Notebooks, Lesson, technique, and theory books 
*Photocopies of music, games, and supplies
*Extra programs, workshops, ensembles, piano parties

The cost of all extra supplementary books will be the responsibility of the student.


No invoices will be given, unless you request a receipt for your payment.


Tuition may be paid up front at the beginning of the semester, or in 4 equal installments at the first lesson of the first 4 months.

New students are welcome at any point in the semester. Tuition will be prorated from the point of their second lesson. The first introductory lesson is always free!


No refunds or credits will be made for missed lessons. 

​As always, I never want a student to miss out on lessons due to a strain on the family budget. Please consider discussing tuition cost with me if this rate would keep you from pursuing lessons.


Make-up lessons are not guaranteed, but may be offered if there is an opening, or during School Vacations and Holidays. In the event that I need to cancel a lesson, I will do everything I can to make up that lesson within the semester.

Tuition Pricing:

Fall Semester 2019

September 2 -January 16*

30 Minute Lessons = $476 (or 4 payments of $119)
45 Minute Lessons= $646 (or 4 payments of $161.50)
60 Minute Lessons= $816 (or 4 payments of $204)

*No lessons:
    September 2nd Labor Day
    November 11 Veteran's Day
    Thanksgiving week**
    Christmas week
    New Years Week

**Due to Monday Holidays, Monday students are welcome to have a lesson during Thanksgiving week, Monday November 25th. 

​Spring Semester

January 21- May 22nd



Summer Semester
​Lessons may be scheduled on an individual basis. Please be in touch if you'd like to take any summer lessons!




Materials:
Students must bring their notebook, current method books, and any additional music to each lesson. Students are responsible for the cost of method books and other music purchases.


Performances
All students are invited and encouraged to participate in our Winter and Summer Studio Recitals! You work hard, and performing is a great way to share music and celebrate accomplishments together! I encourage students to play for their family and friends whenever possible.