A summary of my studio policies are listed on this page. For complete details and the registration form, please download this PDF.
SCHEDULING and ATTENDANCE
From September to June each student will average 3 lessons per month for a total of 30 lessons. Students must commit to a regular weekly lesson time. Additional lessons are available in July and August for those interested in summer lessons.
Lessons cancelled on short notice or without an acceptable reason will NOT be made up nor refunded. Lesson times can be swapped with another student, or rescheduled depending on my availability.
Lesson Swap List
Contact information for other students will be provided to enable direct communication for swapping lessons.
The student will bring their own (or their school’s) instrument to the lesson.
Expect to purchase various required print materials (sheet music) throughout the year. Photocopies are not accepted. Bring a three-ringed binder to each lesson.
Students are required to practise regularly.
Performing is encouraged as an excellent way to gain confidence, expertise, and exposure. Such optional performing opportunities include student recitals, the PEI Kiwanis Music Festival in early May, and the Young Musicians Recital Series hosted by the PEI Registered Music Teachers’ Association.
OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Attendance at live recitals/concerts of local and guest artists is highly encouraged, as is listening to high quality recordings.
Payment may be made by post-dated cheques for 10 months (September 1 to June 1), or by INTERAC e-Transfer.
Students are expected to commit to the full academic year. However, in circumstances where the student decides to discontinue lessons permanently, students must give two (2) months’ notification before discontinuing lessons. No refunds are given during that 2-month period.
Students who are not practising or applying themselves over a period of time will be given a one month probation period. If sufficient improvement has not been achieved, the student would then be asked to discontinue lessons, and the remainder of the post-dated cheques would be returned.
Arrive on time, and ensure your drive is ready to pick you up at the end of your lesson. Supervision is not available after the student’s lesson time.
Good communication helps to keep all parties in agreement on goals and expectations. Any concerns or other issues should be addressed early.
For complete studio policy details and the registration form, please download this PDF.