Meether Piano Studio Lesson Policy & Information
I teach students ages 5-85! Young students ages 5 & 6 will require parent attendance at lessons.
Piano lessons are weekdays M-F.
The studio has a year to year learning commitment. Students can start lessons any time and complete the rest of the 2019-August 2020 year. Summer has a minimum of 6 lessons.
How much time is required for practice?
All students need daily practice, the amount of time per day isn’t as important as the habit of playing daily & mastering each weeks assignments.
What is the parent’s role?
Your role as a parent will be one of cheerleader and supporter in making and achieving goals for your child. You will need to read the weekly assignments in your child’s assignment book to make sure they are on task. For most lessons I write in depth tips on practice as well as progress notes. For students participating in recitals your help will be needed in having family “recitals” and practicing fun recital prep drills with them.
Are there recitals or other performance opportunities?
You have the option to perform in my teacher’s association’s Marvelous Musicales, holiday recitals, as well as the studio Soiree Nights! The Soiree Nights are a relaxed atmosphere setting to build ones performance confidence.
How are lessons structured?
Lessons will have lesson pieces reviewed & started, theory, technique (correct body stance at the piano, healthy hand and arm technique), & conducting the music to feel the phrase and find the right emotion (dynamics) for your expression work. Young students and some beginners will have more music theory games in the piano lessons.
Recital prep/Group Class prep/Materials Fee: $22 per semester
All students can opt for 30, 35, 40, 45, or 60 minute lessons. Lessons are weekly for children ages 5-18. Adults may commit to weekly or twice monthly lessons.
Tuition: Tuition is either paid monthly or by semester. Monthly payments are due the last week prior to a new month. A late fee of $15 will apply if received after the first of the month. Payment by check, cash, PayPal. Monthly tuition remains the same amount as holidays & vacations have already been accounted for.
Absence of Lessons: No refunds can be made for absences since studio expenses continue whether or not the student is in attendance and tuition also covers for teacher lesson planning outside the lesson time. Long term illnesses will be given personal consideration.
Lessons Cancelled: Lessons cancelled for teacher illness will be rescheduled or refunded. Snow days will only be rescheduled or you can opt for a Phone Session Lesson (the only circumstance a phone lesson is used).
Summers: All students are required to attend a minimum of 6 piano lessons during the summer to retain their learning & hold their fall lesson time slot.
Your Home Instrument: All students need an acoustic piano or an 88 weighted key keyboard.
If you have other questions about the policy please get in touch via: Brenda@MeetherPianoStudio.com or (303) 665-0714