"Don't practice until you get it right.
Practice until you can't get it wrong."
Determination and practice time are very important to maintain continued progress.
Practice should be done daily. The minimum amount of practice time each day is determined on an individual basis taking into consideration the age of the student and the difficulty of repertoire. This can be discussed during lessons.
Daily practice is often more important than the length of each practice session.
- Consistency and commitment are key to developing and mastering any pursuit, including music. Therefore, students are encouraged to attend every lesson in order to advance their skills.
- If your student/s must miss a lesson please contact me a minimum of 24 hours in advance
of the lesson.
- Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice (for any reason, including sickness)
are considered a missed lesson and the lesson fee will still be charged with no lesson credit for the following month.
Recitals & Holiday Break
I hold 2 recitals each year.
The Spring recital is typically the weekend after Memorial Day and the Winter recital is typically the weekend before Christmas. The exact date and time will be determined at least 1 month before each recital. A recital fee will be due prior to each recital to cover venue rental and the cost of recital production.
Lessons continue through the summer. A lot of progress can be lost over the summer with no lessons. Even with little to no practice, the weekly lesson helps to retain progress and continue to build skills. In order to guarantee a lesson slot in the
Fall, the amount equivalent to 8 lessons will be due, whether the 8 lessons are attended or not.
"I'd far rather hear a student make music with mistakes than hear a perfect rendition of notes on a page."
- Robin Steinweg
Pictures and Videos
of my students may be posted on my studio website or included in studio publications with no names attached.
I often say to my students......
"Awesome work, you learned all the correct notes.
Now let's turn it into music!"