LESSON POLICIES / TUITION

Instructor/Student Agreement

The instructor covenants with each student that he will

  • model professional behavior

  • value and respect each student as a person made in the image of God

  • be prepared

  • begin and end lessons on time

  • be available for consultation outside of lessons

In return, he expects each student to

  • come to lessons prepared with all materials and having practiced

  • arrive and leave lessons on time

Weather

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. In the case of illness/unforeseen circumstances on my part where I am not available for one of your 48 scheduled lessons, the lesson will be either refunded or rescheduled for a mutually-agreed-upon time - whichever is best for you.


Parking

Parking can be a little tricky. In order to allow yourself and others plenty of room to turn around if desired, please park as far forward as you can AND as far either to the left or the right as possible, leaving two middle spaces open as needed for the residence.

Other

  • 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

Tuition

Payment is tuition-based (not “pay-per-lesson”). Your tuition reserves an exclusive, weekly lesson time with me. Missed scheduled lessons are non-refundable since tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance. Similar to tuition for private school or college, if a student misses a regularly-scheduled class or lesson (for whatever reason), there is no obligation to refund tuition for the missed class/lessons, nor is the instructor expected to meet with the student at an alternate time. However, if at least one week’s notice is given for a missed lesson, I will see if there is an opening in my teaching schedule for an alternate time that same week, though there is no guarantee that the lesson can be rescheduled.

The tuition rate is based on 48 offered lessons per year* which I will teach according to our prearranged set schedule. In the case of illness/unforeseen circumstances on my part where I am not available for one of your 48 scheduled lessons, the lesson will be either refunded or rescheduled for a mutually-agreed-upon time - whichever is best for you.

Tuition is paid monthly at or before the first lesson of each month via electronic payment or check.

Tuition Rates

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Modest tuition increases may occur annually in September


*With 52 weeks in a year, there will be four weeks per year where we won’t meet for lessons. I will give as much notice as possible when we will not have a lesson. Lessons will not be held on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If one of your lessons falls on one of these days, that lesson will be rescheduled for another time that same week UNLESS it one of the four scheduled days off.

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.”