Congratulations! You are involved in a quality on-going educational program. Flute lesson payments are tuition based. Although fees are based upon a per lesson charge, they include much more. There are expenses involved in running any educational program: building rentals for group recitals, educational materials, an extensive musical library, musical equipment, travel to concerts and home recitals, teacher education, accompanists, copying, and time spent organizing, planning, copying, etc. There will be fall and spring tuition. Summer will be handled differently due to the amount of vacations, camps etc.
Fall Semester: August 17th – January 8th
Spring Semester: January 13th – May 16th )
*There are no lessons the week of Thanksgiving or from December 21st through January 3rd.
*There are no lessons during your spring break. Please let me know when that is.
When you sign up to take lessons, you are signing up a year at a time. However, you may pay by the semester or by the month. Tuition covers lessons, group classes, and group recital fees. Individual recitals are an additional cost. Parents are committing to a year of study once lessons begin. Tuition will not be refunded for students who do not fulfill their commitment.
Lesson lengths are in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. The length of your child’s lesson is based upon 1) level 2) need 3) parent’s ability to absorb cost, 4) time availability in the teaching schedule. Students should practice at least the length of their lesson (per day.)
*There are 17 lessons in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Semester fees are totaled and divided into 9 equal payments to be paid either in full twice a year, or in 9 equal payments with post dated checks for each semester. First semester includes September, October, November, December, and January. Second Semester includes February, March, April, and May.
You are paying for a lesson slot whether you use it or not. I will not be able to schedule make-up lessons or reschedule lessons for another day in the week. You will receive a studio schedule and roster of name/contact information. When you foresee a conflict, you may trade lessons with another student.
I will make up lessons for the following reasons:
1. Death in the family
2. Doctor excused illness
3. Inclement weather
I will make up lessons that fall on a holiday and lessons that I miss.
I highly encourage all of my students to practice every day. It should be
considered part of daily homework and become routine. Be sure to practice the length of
your lesson on a daily basis. It is always the parent’s responsibility to see that the
student practices the instrument and listens to the Suzuki recording daily.
All students are encouraged to participate in recitals. See calendar for dates.
Students will need a bag, flute, lesson notebook, pencils, metronome, tuner,
Suzuki book and Suzuki CD.
Parent involvement is an integral part of your child’s success.
Students starting lessons under the age of 10 MUST have a parent present at all lessons.
A parent is preferred at all lessons until a student has reached high school but this is
Please treat my home better than you would your own. Consider the amount of traffic that my home tolerates. Thanks!
- Please remove shoes by the front door, (bring slippers if you like), then walk into your lesson. Walk in for lessons and concerts, but otherwise, please ring.
- Parents and siblings should sit in the studio during lessons. This keeps the house a bit more private for Peter and the kids.
- Please do not come early if you are the first lesson. Also, if you are the last lesson, be sure your ride is here on time. Often times, I need to eat dinner and be somewhere else within 30 minutes. I get nervous when my schedule is upset!
- Please turn your cell phones off during lessons.
- Please park in the driveway in front of the 3rd car garage. I have a very narrow strip in front of my house to park and my neighbor has asked that his driveway not be blocked.
- Leave food, candy, and gum at home or in the car.
- You may bring water bottles to lessons, but please be aware of any surface on which you place them. (NOT ON MY PIANO! !)
- Help your child to understand the value and privilege of musical training. Be a model for your child: respect yourself, your teacher and your child. Remind them to greet their teacher and to say thank you at the end of each lesson. We will bow at the end of each lesson.
- When borrowing any of my studio materials, remember to sign them out.