- The student(s) will be at the lesson on time and prepared each week. This includes bringing all lesson books, assignments, instrument and at least two working reeds (where applicable), and any worksheets that may have been completed.
- For lesson cancellations due to sudden sickness or inclement weather, the student must notify the teacher no less than one hour prior to the scheduled lesson. The student may communicate with the teacher via a phone call, text message, or e-mail.
- For lesson cancellations due to family vacations, scheduling conflicts, or any other reason known about ahead of time, the student must notify the teacher no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson.
- For missed lessons with proper notification, arrangements will be made to make up the lesson at a mutually agreeable date and time. If no make-up lesson is possible, no payment will be required.
- Lessons missed without proper notification will require payment. A make-up lesson may still be scheduled if the teacher’s schedule permits. Local students who are unable to come to their lesson may be able to take an online lesson over Skype, either during their usual time or at a separate make-up time.
- The teacher may occasionally need to cancel or reschedule a lesson. Students will be notified by email and/or phone as far in advance as possible. If a lesson is canceled by the teacher and not rescheduled, no payment will be required.
- Students with variable schedules may schedule lessons on a week-by-week basis. These students will be expected to have a calendar available at each lesson so the next week’s lesson can be scheduled. The above cancellation policies apply as well.
- Tuition may be paid monthly (at the beginning of each month) or weekly. Students who are more than one lesson behind in payment will not receive another lesson until payment is received. Payments may be made online through the studio website using Paypal, or in person by cash, check or credit card.
- Online students will need to purchase their own lesson books and other lesson materials when recommended by the teacher in a timely manner. Local students may purchase their lesson books and other lessons materials from the teacher, if available. Payment must be made for these materials before they will be allowed to leave the studio.
- Fun books and other supplemental materials will be emailed to online students whenever legal and possible, and often will not need to be purchased. Local students may borrow these materials directly from the teacher. Advanced students may borrow classic literature (i.e. concertos, sonatas, standard repertoire) from the teacher if available, but students will be encouraged to purchase their own copies of this music as they build their repertoire.
- There will be studio recitals in November, February and May. All students, except adults, are required to participate in recitals. Online students and students who are unable to attend will still be required to participate in studio recitals, either by recording a video to be played at the recital, or by performing "live" over Skype during the recital.
- Students who live in or near Wisconsin and are in first grade or older have the option of performing in WMTA auditions. This is not required; however, once a student has made a commitment to perform in auditions, the student must keep that commitment.
- Woodwind students who need an accompanist for a performance are responsible for finding and paying their own accompanist (local students may ask the teacher for suggestions). Students preparing for a studio-related performance (i.e. recital or WMTA audition) must bring their accompanist to at least one lesson prior to the performance.
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