Spring 2020 Semester
Private Lessons are scheduled 13 weeks out of the 16 week semester. The assigned lesson time is the student's responsibility. He/she should arrive on time with the materials needed for his/her lesson. If a student comes without materials, the lesson time will be spent on the group notebook or other activities as the teacher sees fit. Elementary students receive 30 minute private lessons; secondary students receive either 30 or 45 minute lessons.
Group Lessons are held three times during each Semester. They provide the time necessary for studying theory, music history and ear training as well as the chance to get to know other members of the Studio. We work on the clues for the annual Mystery Composer Contest, snack, prepare for OMTA Theory Exams, snack some more, play "Composer Go Fish" and generally discover that all my students have at least one "problem" in common as they learn the skills necessary to play the piano.
The schedule for Group Week is very different from the Private Lesson Schedule. Due to the nature of these lessons, a missed Group Lesson will not be made up; however, if you know ahead of time you have a scheduling conflict, please notify me and we will try to place your student in another Group.
Make-up lesson Policy:
Refunds, credits, or make-ups will not be given for lessons or classes missed or canceled by the student. When the student has a school or church conflict, please notify me as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to reschedule the lesson. A minimum of two days notice is required for re-scheduling. If not, missed lessons will be forfeited.
If a student does not go to school the day of his/her lesson due to illness, he/she should NOT come to piano lessons! Parents should notify me of the student's illness; there will be two makeup days scheduled during the semester for those missed lessons.
Inclement weather: If the Norman Public School System closes due to inclement weather, the Studio will close. This policy is tied to the Studio's liability insurance policy. An email will be sent out to Studio members notifying members of closure as soon as I find out; texts will follow after 7:00 a.m.