Studio Policies

Lesson fees and payment

Private lesson fees may be paid monthly by either cash, check, or Venmo. Please contact me regarding questions about lesson fees.

Cancellation Policy

24 hour notification is required for all missed lessons.  In the event of an emergency (if the student wakes up sick or needs to check out) notify me as soon as possible.  If you fail to give notification of absence you will still be charged for the lesson. 

If notification is given, I will attempt to make up the lesson.  If I am unable to make up the lesson, I will issue a credit to your account.

*Group lessons cannot be made up and students in group lessons will forfeit their lesson fee in the event of missed lessons

Required Materials

All students should have an instrument that is in good working order, at least 4 good reeds (Vandoren is preferred), a spiral notebook, pencil, metronome (an app is ok), and assigned lesson materials.  You should expect to spend around $25-35 per year on music books.  A music stand is highly recommended.

* Recommended materials can be found here

Practice Expectations

Students are expected to practice outside of their private lesson each week.  Practice expectations are:

  • 6th Grade                     20-30 minutes 5 days a week
  • 7th and 8th  Grade      30-45 minutes 5 days a week
  • High School                 45-60 minutes 5 days a week

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, lessons will be conducted via Skype or Facetime.  I will contact students the morning of their regularly scheduled lesson to schedule a lesson time.