2014-2015 Studio Policies
Each student progresses differently, and it is my goal to support and help each student on her or her journey towards becoming a more developed flutist and musician through creative interaction and positive reinforcement. It is necessary however, for each student to show commitment and a willingness to learn. Practice when studying musical instrument is essential, and consistent focused work is needed in order progress. In my studio the expectation is to have five days a week of practice with 20-30 min/day for beginning students, 30-45min/day and 45-60 min. or more/day for more advanced students. Material assigned in lessons needs to be well prepared in order to continue to move forward the next week. With this said, I understand that our lives can be quite hectic! If a busy week is coming up with school or family obligations, we will plan our assignments out accordingly! I encourage students to come to lessons even if they do not feel as prepared as they would like; there are always many exercises we can explore for ear training, tone development, and sight-reading outside of the assigned lesson material. Students are expected to fill out their assignment sheet and practice log each week. It is best to do this during the practice session (and not wait until the end of the week!) in order to facilitate the most efficient use of lesson time.
WHAT TO BRING:
Email is my preferred form of communication and I check it regularly. I will always make my best effort to return your email within 24 hours. I will use this median to keep you updated with tuition bills, lesson dates and recital information. However, if you need to contact me immediately, or you are more comfortable contacting me via telephone, please feel free to call/text my cell phone at 585-704-5751. Communication between student and teacher is essential. If you find yourself frustrated with the material assigned to you during the week, feel free to contact me and we will find a solution.
Weekly attendance of all students is expected. Payment of the tuition fee reserves weekly time slot for each student each semester, regardless if he or she chooses to attend his or her lesson. This includes Skype/FaceTime lessons! Tuition will be assessed by the lesson package and will not be refunded for late cancelation.
Tuition: Tuition is due at the beginning of the semester, the first lesson of a lesson-package, or in special cases on a monthly basis. Visit my Tuition & Location page for more info on the costs of lessons.Recital Accompaniment: $50.00, covers one 30-minute rehearsal plus the performance.
Sheet Music: Per copyright laws, students may not perform from copied music. Sheet music is a necessary expense when taking lessons, and tends to increase as students become more advanced, so please factor this into your budget for lessons. If the required music is in the public domain, I will make it available for download on my website.
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8/25/14: Fall Lessons Begin