Payment is tuition-based (not pay-per-lesson), meaning that there is no obligation on the part of the instructor to refund or make up lessons that a student must miss. Think of it this way: if you pay tuition for private school or college and you miss a regularly-scheduled class or lesson (for whatever reason), the school is not obligated to refund your tuition for the missed class/lesson, nor is the instructor expected to meet with you at an alternate time. That said, I do want to be understanding of extenuating circumstances, and as my teaching/recording schedule allows, I try to be flexible and reasonably accommodating. If a student can’t make it to their scheduled lesson during a week but would still like to have a lesson, I will make my best effort to schedule an alternate time during that same week if advance notice is given.
The tuition rate is based on 48 offered lessons per year* which I will teach according our prearranged set schedule. In the case of illness/unforeseen circumstances on my part where I am not available for your scheduled lesson, the lesson will be refunded or rescheduled for a mutually-agreed-upon time.
Tuition is paid monthly at or before the first lesson of each month via electronic payment, check, credit/debit card, or cash. Current tuition rates are as follows:
Modest tuition increases may occur annually in September
Lessons are not canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. If you choose not to attend lessons due to weather conditions we may still do the lesson via Skype/FaceTime/Hangouts/Facebook Video, etc. If you anticipate weather preventing you from attending your lesson, email or text me in advance to inform me that you won’t be coming and/or to set up an online lesson during your regularly-scheduled lesson time.
Please park as far as you can either to the left or the right, leaving two middle spaces open as needed for the residence and allowing plenty of room for you to turn around if desired.
Please remember that
Students are asked to enter/leave the studio no more than five minutes before/after their lesson is scheduled to begin/end
Students requesting to take time off from lessons risk losing their enrollment status to students on the waiting list
Students who choose to discontinue lessons are asked to give a minimum 15-days notice
*With 52 weeks in a year, there will be four weeks per year where we won’t meet. I will give as much notice as possible when we will not have a lesson due to holidays/instructor vacation. The only holidays where you can expect not to have a lesson are New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas week.
**Since there are 53 Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2020 (thanks, leap year!), those with Wednesday/Thursday lessons will not have a lesson on January 1st or 2nd and will still have ample opportunity for all 48 scheduled lessons with four other Wednesdays/Thursdays “off”
***For students who take summers off, tuition is based on 36 offered lessons per year, meaning that I will schedule three lessons “off” during the annual cycle.