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—my discretion.

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

ENROLLMENT & TUITION FEES

2018-2019

Enrollment and Materials Fee: $ 75.00
$150.00

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.

This is a non-refundable fee of $75 for 4 & 5 year olds and $150 for all other students. This is due July 1, 2018.

Cancellation Fee: $ 95.25

There are times when ending piano lessons is the option of choice. Filling the ‘empty spot’ raises significant challenges, especially when teaching in a group setting. A cancellation fee reflects one month’s lost income for Leading Note Music Studio. If, at any time, I choose to release a piano student, the cancellation fee will be refunded within fourteen (14) days. The Cancellation Fee is due with the Enrollment and Materials fee on July 1, 2018.

Tuition Fees:

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year includes:

  • 32 weeks of instruction
  • 1 or 2 Student Mini Recitals (November and/or April)
  • 1 Piano Olympics or similar event. (March 2019)
  • 2 Studio Wide Recitals

Tuition may be paid in one lump sum or divided into 9 monthly payments due the first of each month September 2018 through May 2018. Accounts overdue are subject to $20.00 late fee. E-transfer is the preferred method of payment.

Tuition Fees are as follows:

4-5 year olds: Hybrid 30 minutes private/ 60 minutes group. 9 equal payments of $66.75 $600.00
Hybrid Lessons: 30 minute private/60 minutes group. 9 equal payments of $92.50. $830.00
Piano Exam: Students preparing for Exams (all levels from 1-6) require 45 minute private. 9 equal payments of $133.25 $1,200.00

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