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Our Policies

Very Important Information

Based on 30 years of teaching experience, we have decided on the following guidelines.

You have the right to expect an excellent standard of teaching from our professionals, including artistic example, responsibility, punctuality, cheerfulness, patience, and energy.

Setting these guidelines allow us to do our jobs as educators and to maintain regularity in our schedule.

We reserve the right to revise our policy at any time. Any revision of the policy will be communicated to you before the changes take effect.

Packages and Payment Plans

  • We offer packages of 46 lessons (12, 24, 46 for In-Home Lessons). Lessons can be of 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. (45 minutes).
  • Payments are accepted in full by Check or Cash. Monthly instalments can be done with automatic withdraw from Credit/Debit Card.
  • One valid credit card information will be kept on file at registration for all kinds of payments.
  • Tuition includes books and supplies.
  • Tuition includes Recital, Festivals, and Competitions Fees and Trophy for In Studio Lessons and for certain In-Home Lesson packages.

The Instrument

  • The family shall provide an acoustic or digital piano of reasonable quality for the student to use in practicing.
  • An acoustic piano should be tuned every six months.
  • A digital piano should have enough resistance to provide for finger exercise and strengthening, and it should be “touch sensitive” to allow for expression and subtleties of control.
  • Depending on the level of the student, the digital piano may also require a damper pedal and the full length of an acoustic instrument (88 keys).

Practice

  • Daily practice is essential to learning any musical instrument. The family will need to establish a daily routine for the student that includes music practice.
  • At each lesson, the teacher will clearly explain the student’s practicing assignments for that week. The teacher will write the assignments in a book. The student is expected to complete the assignments by the next lesson.
  • Most methodologies come with CD or Youtube videos. Listening to the music of the instrument learned will be assigned every week as part of homework.
  • Parental help may be required if the student is too young to read.

Cancellations and Make-Ups

This business is our main source of income. That said, our cancellation policy is our very best attempt to balance fairness to the student and to our teachers. Additionally, learning a musical instrument is a valuable commitment, and having each lesson will help the students create momentum in their learning.

  • If the student is unable to have a lesson, the teacher will offer to make-up the lesson with a video lesson and material sent by text or email if she is communicated at least 24 hours prior to the appointed lesson time.
  • When an in-person lesson is impossible due to traveling or sickness of a family member (not the student), an online lesson can be done by Skype or FaceTime video call. Online lessons can be scheduled according to the teacher’s availability or at the same time the lesson is scheduled.
  • In the event of same day cancelation, no refund or make-up will be available.
  • The only acceptable reason for same-day cancellations is illness or emergency. Same-day cancellations for reasons such as social events or travel there is no refund or make-up available.
  • No more than one cancellation per month will be accepted. Additional cancellations will not be made up or refunded.
  • Excessive cancellations may be a reason for ending teaching services.
  • If the teacher must cancel the lesson, she will offer a make-up date and time that suits your family.

Parental Involvement, Presence, and Security

For In-Studio Lessons

  • We highly recommend that parents be present during lessons for students 6 to 10 years old. If circumstances or schedule do not allow we require a parent or guardian presence for the last 10 to 5 minutes of each lesson. For older students, we ask for the presence of a parent for at least once a month.

 

For  In-Home Lessons

  • The presence of a responsible adult in the house is required for every lesson. Teachers will not enter your house without the presence of an adult in it.
  • Lessons are to be giving on a quiet, free of distraction, public place of the house. Teachers are not allowed to be alone with students on their rooms or any place away from the responsible adult.
  • If a responsible adult (parents, nanny, babysitter, grandparent) is not in the house the teacher will try to contact you. If after 15 minutes into the time of the lesson there is still not a responsible adult present in the house, the teacher will not teach and a video make-up lesson will be sent later.
  • Mental Security. We reserve the right to not teach any musical piece that contains cursing, degrading language or expressions of violent behavior.

Calendar

  • We follow the Orange County Public Schools Calendar.
  • Summer Recitals are always on 2nd or 3rd Saturday of June
  • Christmas Recitals are always on 2nd or 3rd Saturday of December.
  • Florida Federation of Music Clubs Festival at UCF is always in February

Summer and Breaks

  • Summer lessons are offered and we are flexible to accommodate your family vacation schedule.
  • If a break of more than 3 lessons in a row will be necessary a not refundable fee of 2 lessons is charged to hold a spot up to 4 weeks.

Recitals, Festivals, and Competitions

  • We schedule recitals twice a year. Second or third Saturday of June and the second or third Saturday of December.
  • This is proof of the progress and a healthy way for students to share what they have learned and for all involved to encourage each other.
  • Students are not required to participate in each recital though strongly encouraged.
  • Late elementary to Advanced students may be invited to participate in Festivals or/and Competitions based on their progress and achievement throughout the year.

Lessons Discontinuity

  • We schedule recitals twice a year. Second or third Saturday of June and the second or third Saturday of December.
  • This is proof of the progress and a healthy way for students to share what they have learned and for all involved to encourage each other.
  • Students are not required to participate in each recital though strongly encouraged.
  • Late elementary to Advanced students may be invited to participate in Festivals or/and Competitions based on their progress and achievement throughout the year.
  • Discontinuity of lessons has to be communicated in person, by phone, text or email by no later than the 20th of the last month of lessons.
  • A fee of 2 lessons is charged if communicated after the established date.

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