Policies

As my students grow musically, my hope is that they will discover a love for music that will give them an appreciation of the arts for the years to come. If you are interested in online or in-person lessons, please read the studio’s policies below prior to registering:

Piano Practice

Students see progress when they practice their assignments deliberately and accurately for five to seven days per week in a distraction free environment. Working on this art form takes time, energy and focus. To accomplish this, parents are encouraged to schedule out a consistent practice time and to provide incentives to help develop good practicing habits. If the student is under the age of 8, a parent is highly encouraged to practice daily with the student for maturity purposes. To assist in the practice experience, students are provided an online platform, such as Tonara, to encourage daily practice.

Basic Materials for Lessons and Practicing

  • Tuned acoustic piano* OR weighted, hammer-action keyboard with sustain pedal
  • Adjustable bench
  • 1″ Binder for sheet music
  • Music Books or Sheet Music
  • Pencil with Eraser
  • Nail clipper

*Acoustic pianos need to be tuned annually, just like a vehicle that needs maintenance.

Basic Apps to download:

Equipment for Online Lessons

If you are considering music lessons online full-time, there is equipment that you can purchase, which will enhance the experience and provide more visual and audio clarity.

 

Rescheduling

If the teacher cancels a lesson due to an unforeseen circumstance, the teacher will notify the student and the lesson will be rescheduled.

If a student is unable to attend the lesson, they may use the online scheduler to reschedule during an opening. When a situation arises where the student cannot make it to the studio for their lesson (ex. inclement weather, unable to find a ride, family vacation time has been extended or the student is not feeling well), the student should notify the teacher and have their lesson online (via Zoom or Face time). Please note that any rescheduled lessons are to be completed before the last week of the Academic Year.

If a student does not show up to the scheduled lesson (in-person or online), the lesson is forfeited. No refunds or credits will be given for missed or canceled lessons. Outside of these circumstances and emergencies (i.e. car accident, death of family member), no lessons will be rescheduled. Master Classes and performances, which are at other scheduled times than the student’s regular lesson, will be considered make-up lesson times. If a make-up lesson is not necessary, consider these extra opportunities a bonus for the student.

Registration & Scheduling

Private Piano Lessons are available in durations of 30, 45, 60 or 120 minutes throughout the year located in Coconut Creek, Florida or Online. Weekly lessons are offered during the academic year, but if that is not conducive to your schedule, you may choose to schedule intermittent lessons instead. Online registration is required annually to enroll into lessons.  Please refer to the calendar for further details.

To complete the registration process, parents will need to submit payment for the semester (click here for details) to hold their scheduled lesson time. If the payment isn’t received by the second lesson of the semester, the lesson time may be relinquished.

If a student needs to discontinue lessons, please notify the instructor via email 30 days prior to the last lesson. A refund may be provided for lessons scheduled after the 30 day notification. At any time of the year, the instructor has the freedom to drop current students or deny prospective students. In the event that the instructor needs to dismiss a student from the studio, written notification and a refund for lessons not rendered will be provided.

In-Person Lessons

In the midst of this global pandemic, there are precautions that the CDC and Broward County Authorities are requiring to ensure the safety of the people. Online lessons are available to all students; however, if in-person music lessons are preferred, please read the additional policy in place. Click the link below.


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