Leading Note Music Studio

Studio Policy 2017-2018

Welcome to the “details page.” I am extremely excited to explore the possibilities this season at the piano will unfold for all of us.

Please read this carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

Musically Yours,

Linda Poelzer


Teaching Time

Students are expected to attend each scheduled week of the teaching year. When you register for lessons, your time is reserved for you.

While there is a bit of flexibility in the studios schedule, make- up lessons are not guaranteed.

However, your time is reserved for you and we have options. Here are some of the possibilities when you “must miss” private lessons.

1. Technology allows for Skype or Face Time lessons! If you are concerned about flu bugs coming to the studio, then let’s use the time to touch base, or work out one or two musical bug using technology.

2. Family Vacations can be scheduled during the teaching year. This is great, . . . but before you run to catch that plane, please video tape your student playing one of their songs. During your reserved lesson time, I will work through the video and email my feed back for the student.

It is impossible to make up the dynamics of a group lesson. However, if you are unable to attend a group lesson, I will email a brief outline of concepts covered and practice assignments for the following week.

Inclement Weather will be treated as “ teacher missed lessons.” My first choice is to reschedule if possible.

Teacher Missed Lessons: If I am unable to teach the promised number of lessons, I will offer a make-up lesson or credit/refund your tuition.

Teaching time is valuable. Please be prompt! Arrival and departures must be timely. A waiting room/area is available for this purpose.



Enrollment and Materials Fee: $125.00

The Enrollment and Materials Fee secures your registration at Leading Note Music Studio and provides all lesson books, technique books, theory materials, quality paper and ink for printing, as well as snacks and incentives for the entire year.  Google play store or iTunes apps are not included.  This is a non-refundable fee of $125 per student and is due July 1, 2017.

Tuition Fees:

Tuition for the 2017 – 2018 school year includes 34 weeks of instruction and 2 recitals. Tuition may be paid in one lump sum or divided into 9 monthly installments due the first of each month September 2017 through May 2018..
E-transfer is the preferred method of payment, however, post dated cheques will be accepted.

Email: leadingnotemusicstudio@gmail.com
Tuition Fees are as follows:

  • Pre-School Piano  (10 classes & Material)        one time fee of $125.00
    3 sets of 10 classes per year                      $375.00
  • Hybrid Lessons: 30 minute private/60 minutes group $810.00
    9 equal payments of $90
  • Hybrid Lessons: 45 minute private/60 minute group $1,200.00
    Students at RCM Exams Level 4 – Level 6 require 45 minute lesson. 9 equal monthly payments of $133.35
  • Parent Group Class $275.00

I trust this has covered all the financial details. If anything needs to be clarified, please contact me.



The beautiful benefits of hybrid lessons require a detailed calendar, which allows for hybrid weeks to unfold. I’m not sure you realize how incredibly pumped I am to offer this teaching/learning possibility this year. Remember hybrid weeks do not apply to Little Mozarts, however recitals and studio teaching breaks do.

For consistency in our language, I will be using the term “Hybrid Week” to describe the week that falls outside your usual lesson.

SEPTEMBER 4-8 (2017) Fall Kickoff Group Music Party
SEPTEMBER 25 – 29 Hybrid Week
(No other lessons that week)
Halloween/ Fall RECITAL
NOVEMBER 20-24 Hybrid Week
DECEMBER 18 -22 Christmas Group Music Parties
DECEMBER 23- JANUARY 7 Christmas Break
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 2 Hybrid Week
FEBRUARY19 -24 Winter Break
FEBRUARY 26 March 2 Hybrid Week
MARCH 26-30 Spring Break
APRIL 23-27 Hybrid week
MAY 21-25 Hybrid week

I have attempted to work around school breaks, however, not all students experience the same calendar.

Thanks again! This is going to be great.


I would encourage all parents to read both of these articles and be amazed at everything you are offering your children through piano lessons. In fact, when practicing challenges arise, you just might want to read them again!

These articles beautifully depict both the primary and secondary benefits of music lessons. I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the benefits that piano lessons give to your child.

Click here: Piano Lessons are Good for You and Your Brain!

Click here: Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science