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Studio Policy

Professional private music instructors typically adhere to a studio policy of tuition payment, cancellation, and make-up lesson guidelines. These guidelines are set in place to help the studio run smoothly, so that instructors have the ability to focus on teaching, ensuring consistency and quality of study for all students. As a student with a reserved, weekly lesson, you are enrolled in the studio, much as you would be in a school or college. It is very important that you make every effort to maintain excellent attendance.


  1. Lesson tuition is billed one month in advance, and is due at the first lesson of each month. Invoices are sent by e-mail.
  2. Regular lessons are held and billed according to the published studio calendar. The calendar is posted here and in the studio newsletter, published every 2-3 months.
  3. Lessons may be suspended and late fees of 10%/mo. may be applied if payment is not received before the third lesson of the month.

Cancellations and Make-Up Lessons

  1. If a student cancels a lesson for any reason, full lesson tuition is still due, and will not be credited to the following month. The student may or may not receive a make-up lesson.
  2. If the instructor cancels a lesson, and is not able to schedule a make-up lesson, the student will receive a credit for the missed lesson.
  3. To be eligible for a make-up lesson, students must give 24hrs. notice of cancellation*, and must schedule the make-up lesson within 30 days of the canceled lesson.
  4. If a make-up lesson is not immediately available, the student will be placed on the Make-Up List, and will be offered a make-up lesson upon availability and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  5. Students may have only one make-up lesson on the Make-Up List at any given time.
  6. Make-up lessons will NOT be scheduled for canceled make-up lessons.

*At the instructor’s discretion, the policy of 24hrs. notice of cancellation may be waived in the case of sudden, unpredictable illness or accident if all other tuition and make-up lesson guidelines have been followed, the student has no other make-up lessons on the list, and an opening is available.