Fees and method of payment
Music lessons fees are at a rate of $21 per half hour unless a group rate has been agreed upon. A discounted rate is offered for $35 per hour or otherwise negotiated. Post dated cheques is the prefered method of payment or up front lump sum payment.
Teacher’s Expectations and Responsibilities
Provide each student with the personal attention and respect necessary to develop his/her individual talents. Guide each student to a greater understanding and enjoyment of music. Guide each student towards an awareness of his/her capabilities – clearly communicating short-term and long-term goals. This may be verbal or written communication. Encourage a feeling of success at each student’s individual rate of learning. Guide each student towards Musical Independence and Initiative through a balanced program of theory, technique and repertoire.
Theory: Studying the foundations of music.
Technique: The physical mechanics of playing the instrument.
Repertoire: A list of pieces to be learned.
Report the progress of the student to the parent, listen to any concerns and answer any questions that the parent and student may have.
Student Expectations and Responsibilities
Schedule 15-30 minutes of practice each day for at least five days per week. Two of those days must include the day of and following the lesson. Remember: playing is not practicing! Complete all assignments the teacher has written down in the student’s lesson notebook. Practice steps are included verbally in the lesson, along with being written in the lesson notebook. Review carefully any suggestions or instructions given in the previous lesson. Arrive promptly at your lesson time or two minutes early and bring all relevant music books and note books. If you arrive five minutes late, your lesson is five minutes shorter. You reserve the time slot, not the number of minutes. If questions arise, be sure to ask your teacher questions during lesson.
Parent Expectations and Responsibilities
Support the fulfillment of your child’s responsibilities. Consistency and is the key to learning a musical instrument. Encourage progress. Many small steps throughout the year yield big results! Remind your son/daughter of daily practice and help them to schedule this practice time in their daily routine. Practice good time management. If you know that your child’s school projects is coming up prepare early so that practice time is not compromised. Provide a practice environment that is free from interruptions (family, friends, TV, computer or phone). Be financially responsible and pay lessons on time. Communicate with the teacher about any questions or concerns you have regarding the student, music, practicing, festivals, recitals or lesson content.
Cancellation of lesson by instructor
A lesson canceled by the instructor will be made up. If not the lesson fee will be credited back you.By default, there are no lessons on most Holidays such as Christmas and New Years. Please refer to the schedule for details.Please make no assumption that if school is canceled due to ill weather that music lessons are also canceled.
Cancellation of lesson By Student/Parent
Teachers are not required to make up a lesson missed by the student for any reason except in extenuating circumstances an exception can be made.
Method of Communication
You may communicate with me by phone, email and text.