Studio Policy

effective September 1, 2021

Welcome to Deerland Flute and Piano Studio! As we explore music together, my goal is for you to reach your highest musical potential in a rewarding manner.

SCHEDULE: Weekly lessons are offered on Mondays in an exciting quarterly format as follows:

Fall Quarter: 15 lessons, Thanksgiving break 11/22
Recital 12/20
Sept Oct Nov Dec
Winter Break:January
Spring Quarter: 19 lessons, Easter break 4/11
Recitals 3/29, 6/20
Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Summer Break:July August

TUITION is $100 per month for 30 minute lessons, double for hour lessons. This flat fee is prorated per quarter, and full tuition is expected each month whether or not you attend all lessons. If the need arises to discontinue, 1 month’s advance notice with paid tuition is requested.

Students remit tuition by the first of each month using online automated bill pay. A $20 late fee is added when making a payment after the first of the month.

Tuition encompasses more than the time spent together during the lesson. It also covers recitals, incentives and rewards, the choosing of music specifically for you, preparation time, studio expenses, continuing education and conferences, and studio instrument maintenance.

Required materials purchased by the student include the assignment book with practice record, method book, duet book, repertoire/solo book, notebook for review pieces, metronome and tuner (flutists). Recommended aids are a daily practice alarm app and video recording capability. Students may also choose music to bring.

MISSED LESSONS: The monthly tuition payment reserves your time slot. When a student cancels or misses a lesson, no deductions will be made. If I must cancel a lesson (rare!) a makeup will be scheduled. During inclement weather lessons may be held via FaceTime or Zoom.

PRACTICING: The student needs to practice daily to develop as a musician. The expected amount of practice in Deerland Studio is:

Beginner~15 minutes daily
Intermediate~30 minutes daily
Advanced~60 minutes daily

Practicing follows the written plan written in the assignment book during the lesson. It does not include time spent on other music such as band, worship team, or improvising (unless these are part of the lesson). Students will sign a daily practice record. For those under age 13, parents are asked to supervise daily practice and co-sign. A consistent time should be set aside for practice, in agreement with the family.

Please text, call or email me if you have any questions or concerns. Teaching you is a privilege!

I agree to follow the Deerland Studio Policy and will practice ____ minutes daily, at least 5 days each week.
(Student)_________________________ (Parent)_________________________ Date ________