Attendance and Scheduling

Weekly lessons are an important part of the student’s musical development. Each student will receive a regular weekly private lesson time based on mutual availability. The duration of the weekly lesson will be agreed upon by the teacher, student, and parent. Regular attendance and consistent preparation are expected. Daily practice reinforces material assigned at each lesson, and is vital to the student’s development. One consistent parent is required to attend each lesson, take notes, and practice with their child. Regular attendance at group classes is expected, both for students and parents.

The teacher may need to reschedule lessons due to professional performing engagements or other personal scheduling needs. Notice for such scheduling differences will be given with as much advance notice as possible.

Absences and Cancellations

The student or parent must notify the teacher by email or phone at least 24 hours in advance of a cancellation. In the case of sudden illness or emergency, the student or parent will call with as much advance notice as possible. Payment represents a reservation of the teacher’s time; in the event that the student misses a scheduled lesson, no make-up lessons or refunds are offered, regardless of notice given. Do not come to a lesson or bring your child to a lesson ill. Lateness is disruptive; time lost from lessons due to a student’s late arrival will not be made up. If lessons are cancelled due to extreme weather, one makeup will be offered per semester, or Skype lessons will be arranged. If a conflict arises one week, students may swap lessons if mutually beneficial; please notify Lisa if this is the case. A contact list will be distributed to parents early in the fall.

If the teacher needs to make an unexpected cancellation, she will provide at least 24 hours notice to the student or parent, except in case of sudden illness or emergency, in which case she will provide as much advance notice as possible. If the teacher misses or cancels a lesson, a make-up lesson will be offered. In the event a make-up lesson for a teacher absence is impossible or impractical, that lesson will not count towards the student’s lesson total for the semester.

Attendance at group classes is expected and important. No refunds or make-ups will be offered for student absences from group class.

Tuition and Payment – 2018-2019 Season

Tuition covers 16 private lessons, 8 group lessons, a recital, and piano accompaniment between January 30, 2019 and June 20, 2019. Payment is due by the first lesson of the semester. The late fee is $25. Payment may be made by check or online. 

30-minute private + group = $814 credit (check $790)

45-minute private + group = $1071 credit (check $1040)

60-minute private + group = $1329 credit (check $1290)

Payment plan available upon request.