Studio Policy

"Don't practice until you get it right.

Practice until you can't get it wrong."

Practice Time

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.

Cancellations/Missed Lessons

- 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 to reschedule. 

- If notice is given less than 24 hours the lesson will be considered missed and the lesson fee will still be charged with no refund. Last minute non-emergency cancellations will not be rescheduled.

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 a few months before each recital.

 

 

Pictures and Videos

of my students may be posted on my studio website or included in studio publications with no names attached.

Lessons are scheduled year round

with the exception of Christmas week.

I believe lessons are equally important through the summer but I also believe summer is time for fun and relaxation. Therefore, the summer months are a little more flexible given vacations, camps and other activities that may be planned.

"I'd far rather hear a student  make music  with mistakes than hear a perfect rendition of notes on a page."

       - Robin Steinweg

I often say to my students......

"Awesome work, you learned all the correct notes.

Now let's turn it into music!"

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