Sharon Parish Studio Policy
Classical /Reading music
Students who have taken
piano previously, please bring the books you have previously used to your first
Private Lessons are given
in my home studio. No group lessons available.MAKEUP LESSONS:
Makeup lessons will only
be given for missed lessons involving school events, in which the attendance at
the school event affects the student’s grade, real emergencies, sickness, or
weather-related missed lessons. Any more misses, and the lesson is
forfeited. Tuition is not refunded, reimbursed, or forwarded to the next month.
Lessons the teacher misses will be rescheduled. The makeup lesson
will be given the week of the missed lesson only. A missed makeup lesson will not be made up.
(Social events such as parties, sports events, or events with friends,
forgetting lessons, and transportation problems are NOT eligible for
makeup lessons.) Please give 24 hours notice for makeup lessons.
Swapping lesson times with another student is permissible. Please let the
teacher know. Choose your lesson time wisely to avoid missing lessons.
Piano lessons are a
commitment, and since the majority of the students cannot drive, the parent or
guardian is responsible for getting the student to the lesson and coming to get
the student. Please be on time for both occasions.
lessons are important to the parent they will be important to the child.
Your involvement is vital to the progress of the student. You are welcome
and encouraged to observe during the lesson. To instill self-discipline,
it is suggested that a regular time for practice be set. A quiet
atmosphere and a well tuned piano will insure quality practice time and
progress will be made. Assignments and daily practice are expected to
have the same priority as school homework. In order to progress, at least
five days of practice every week is necessary. Post a written daily practice
schedule on your refrigerator, allowing at least 20-30 minutes per day of
practice time. A kitchen timer is useful to keep track of practice time.
To be prepared for a piano lesson, a student should not skip practice more than
two days in any week. Siblings who are also taking lessons may quietly
sit during the lessons and wait their turn. Each student is unique,
and requires as much energy and preparation as his/her sibling. Other
friends or siblings not taking lessons must be accompanied by a parent. I
am not a baby sitter, and can only be responsible for the student who is taking
the lesson. Do not let your child attend the lessons with gum, or
other food products, and hands must be clean with fingernails cut short.
Provide as many musical
opportunities for your child as you can. Attendance at orchestra
concerts, musicals, choral, piano, vocal or instrumental recitals, as well as
listening to recorded music enhance the student’s musical awareness.TERMINATION OF LESSONS:
I require one month’s
notice of termination of lessons regardless of the reason. You will owe the
entire month’s tuition and no refunds will be given. I reserve the right to
terminate lessons with a student at my discretion. I will give one month’s
notice of my intention to do so. Reasons for termination of lessons: lack
of parental support as listed in the parent’s involvement section, persistent
absences, lack of progress due to insufficient practice or unfulfilled
requirements, consistently missing recitals, uncooperative attitude, failure to
pay tuition, or in general, disliking the lessons. Certain personalities
clash, and there is no reason to prolong a situation that is not working in a
positive way. PERFORMANCES:
Music is a PERFORMING
ART. The only way to learn how to perform is to perform. Recitals provide
this opportunity and accountability of the progress made. Attendance at
these events is required. These events are usually on a weekend.
Please reserve the dates on your calendar for piano. Prior to the
recital, the student should play the recital pieces over and over for family
and friends. If they practice regularly, and get a good night’s sleep the
night before the event, they should perform with confidence, ease, and
enjoyment.TUITION, BOOKS, and
Tuition for lessons is
due at the FIRST lesson of the month. If you forget your checkbook, you
may mail the tuition payment to my address: 14719 Sun Harbor Dr., Houston, TX
77062. Occasionally, new books will be necessary. The books used
can be obtained at a variety of stores like RBC Music, 1160 Blalock, (713)
647-0800; Music & Arts, 567 W. Bay Area Blvd., (281) 316-1724; or online
, or amazon.com
students who start lessons in the middle of the month, the lessons will be pro
rated. The typical month herein is considered to be four weeks.
Occasionally, your lesson day will have five lessons for the month.
There is no additional charge to you for the extra lesson. That day
a lesson will be provided unless you elect to take the day off for an
appointment, social event, etc. of your choosing. Otherwise, I will be
expecting you for the lesson.
Week of Spring Break
Week of Thanksgiving
Week of Christmas and
following week through New Year’s DayDuring these stated
holidays, payment for the month will be for the full monthly amount and will
not be prorated for the stated holidays. This includes the months of
November and December.
THIS POLICY SHALL REMAIN
IN FORCE AND EFFECT UNTIL AMENDED BY THE TEACHER.
Sun Harbor Dr., Houston, TX 77062
(832) 580-8501 [email protected]
AGREE and will support this studio policy for the entire time my child is
piano lessons from this
Telephone Number and