I'm giving this to all of you teachers to copy and use if you like. Have your parents sign and return it, and give them a copy for their own records. Do it!
Hello, and I hope you are all ready to enjoy a new year of learning and music-making. I’m very excited to meet with all of you this fall and can’t wait to see where our journey takes us this year. I have enclosed my updated policy for the 2005-06 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, I would love to talk personally with you about it.
Steele String Studio Policy 2005-2006
Materials: You are responsible for the purchase of any materials needed for the school year. This will include books (I will specify which), theory flash cards, staff paper, and assignment book. A metronome is a mandatory practice tool. Ask me for the best places to purchase these items, and I would love to point you in the right direction.
Practice: The foundation of any successful music program is the amount of quality time spent in practice. I will provide feedback and direction each week, and I only require that your child makes the time to practice a minimum of 100 minutes per week, monitored weekly by a signed practice log. This works best when it’s spread over the course of the entire week, not just the day before the lesson. As a parent, you can help your child succeed by creating a schedule that includes practice each day, so that it becomes a natural habit. Do this, and you guarantee progress.
Payment: This is due monthly, on the first lesson each month, and includes xx% sales tax. Make checks payable to Steele String Studio. Each 30-minute lesson is $xx.xx. If you are ever uncertain about the amount owed for the month, feel free to call or email me, and hopefully I can clear that up.
Cancellation: Since your payment secures your time slot for the year, missed lessons will not be refunded for any reason. I have included the calendar of fall lessons, so that you may plan accordingly. The Fall 2005 semester contains 12 lessons. You may also contact another family to switch lesson times if you have a conflict in schedule. I can provide you with contact information. Again, if you ave any concerns or questions, I would be glad to talk with you personally.
Termination: Should you choose to terminate lessons, you will still pay for the month in which you terminate, and I need at least two weeks notice.
I trust that in incorporating this policy, we will all be happy to see a much more fruitful year, full of dedication and motivation. I’m so glad you have chosen to invest in my studio, and I’m looking forward to enriching your child’s education.
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