Policy

Studio Policy 2016

Thank you for choosing us as your piano teacher/singing teacher! In order to ensure that you get

the most effective and creative teaching possible, I have established the following policies. 


Fees

     
  • Fees are paid advanced by the term, monthly or fortnightly and are not refundable. 
  • Lessons are conducted during school terms. Holiday lessons can be arranged and are encouraged when students are sitting exams.
  • Fees are payable by Paypal, direct account transfer or cash.
  • If paying by direct transfer, please include name and weeks paid for in description. 


Attendance 

  • If a teacher is away, a make-up lesson will be arranged at a mutually suitable time. 
  • Lateness to lessons cannot be made up. 
  • Minimum of three hours notice for make-up lessons is required. Failure to do so may result in the lesson fee being forfeited.
  • PLEASE NOTE: It is expected that students commit to a minimum of two terms. 
  • Four weeks of notice is required should students withdraw from enrolment.


Materials 

  • Students are expected to bring an exercise book and music book to all lessons.
  • It is the students responsibility to practice on a regular basis. The lack of progress is usually the result of inconsistent practice.
  • For piano students; acoustic pianos are preferable although 88 key weighted keyboards with pedals are acceptable. Quality instruments are critical in developing a students musical potential.


Exams 

  • The entering of students in exams is at the teachers discretion, as is withdrawing and deterring exams. 
  • If students are enrolled in exams, they must realise the importance of regular practice, including technical work. 


Photo and Video Release

  • Pictures and videos of my students may be posted on my studio website or included in studio publications with no names attached.