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Studio Policy

Practicing Piano Notes

"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. 

- Cancelation with less than 24 hours notice, regardless of reason, 

will be considered missed and the lesson fee will still be charged with no refund or make up lesson.

Recitals & Holiday Break

Recitals

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.

 

 

Summer Policy

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. A minimum of 7 lessons need to be paid for the summer, regardless of attendance, in order to guarantee a time slot in the fall.  

Hands girl playing piano

"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!"