Policies 2019 - 2020
The essence of my policies is to answer frequently asked questions and to move on to the music we all love. If you have particular questions, please ask me.
TUITION –Lessons run 9 months, Sept.-May. Summer lessons are available, ala carte. There is a $50 non-refundable annual registration fee. Call today for current monthly fees. Middle school and older students are highly encouraged to take 45 or 60 minute lessons due to repertoire length.
PAYMENT OF FEES – Payable for the month in advance of lessons. Make checks payable to Wolf Piano. Statements are sent at the end of the month to show activity on your account. A $25.00 overdue fee will be charged to accounts not paid in full by the 15th of each month. Bounced checks result in fees per my bank.
HEALTH/ABSENCES - In following with my school district policies, I am currently teaching only students who have been vaccinated in accordance with public school rules. We share keyboards and quality time together. We will be fair to each other and be professional. If I am going to miss your lesson, I will credit your account or find a make-up time. I do not give credit or make up lessons when you are absent as a general rule. Of course, emergencies happen. Please do me the courtesy of a telephone call or email; I will worry if you’re not here.
LESSON TERMINATION – We will come to an agreement that is amenable and caring. Most times, people have courteously given at least a one month paid notice.
PRACTICE –This is the key to improvement. Practice on the days you eat. There’s no better way to say it. A set schedule that includes practice at the same time every day, perhaps after dinner, or before school is best. Some weeks there will be more to practice, other weeks will be less. When you come to lessons, you have entered “NO EXCUSE” land. Do not apologize for less than adequate practice. We will work together on the things that did get better.
PARENTS are always welcome to sit in on lessons. You have a pivotal role in your child’s improvement. Structure, encouragement and daily practice routines come from you.
RECITALS – Sharing our music is a joy when we are ready and comfortable. Contests, theory, festivals, public recitals and end of year Guild auditions are offered. Private recitals, performances at nursing homes, malls, etc. are encouraged.
MEDIA POLICY - Teacher reserves the right to use video recording or photographs of students for studio use. The studio follows online safety rules in this manner.
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY - * Nurture a positive atmosphere for learning.
* Provide varied performance opportunities.
* Set short and long-term goals for each student. I am dedicated to your piano development.
* Maintain quality instruments at the studio
* Further her teaching skills by belonging to professional organizations, attending workshops and educational programs, reading professional publications, and engaging in other activities leading to her continued growth, new ideas and high teaching standards.
* - Member - National Guild of Piano Teachers, MMTA, MTNA, Fed. Of Music Clubs, AVMTA