Studio Policy

Philosophy

As a music educator, I feel that it is my duty to provide a well-rounded curriculum, which provides instruction in not only the basics of music, but also exposure to a wide variety of styles of music. In addition, I try to teach students concepts, analytical techniques and the disciplines of practice that will transfer to other areas of their lives. As a musician, I hope to impart a lifelong love of music.

Tuition

Tuition is charged for the school year and will be due at the beginning of each term. Billings are sent for each term and any materials . A late fee of $20.00 per student is charged for any payment received ten days or more after the due date.

Lessons

Students receive one private lesson per week.

Missed Lessons

Lessons missed by students are not promised to be made up. If a student knows of a conflict with their lesson time, they are responsible for arranging to switch with another student and for notifying me of the change. If the teacher cancels a lesson, it will either be made up of, if that is impossible, the lesson fee will be refunded.

Observers

Try to avoid bringing relatives or friends due to the distraction factor.

Holidays

Holidays are observed for Thanksgiving week, Winter and Spring breaks.

Library

Music is lent to students throughout the year on an “as needed” basis. Return loaned material within ten days of the request for its return, or be responsible to pay for the replacement cost. Music returned damaged will be billed for its replacement cost.

No Progress Policy

Consistent practice and commitment to learning are extremely important for success. Lessons may be discontinued for any student who does not practice and/or shows no progress for 4 lessons.

Termination

If a student/legal guardian terminates lessons prior to the end of the school year, they will forfeit the term’s tuition.

Upon payment of tuition, the student/parent/guardian agree to abide by the terms of this Studio Policy.

Website

There is more general information and schedules available at my website; www.mjwrightpiano.com