Studio policies and expectations

PAYMENT:

Students are expected to pay their bill on time–by the first lesson of each month. Accepted payment is either by check at the lesson (or through the mail prior to the first lesson of the month) or by Paypal on this website. The cost of a 30-minute lesson is $20 ($80/month), and the cost of a 45-minute lesson is $25 ($100/month). Families with two or more students will receive a discount.

Students must also reimburse Mrs. Hunt for the cost of music–this will be included in your monthly bill when applicable.

PARTICIPATION:

Students are expected to practice 5-6 days a week. Piano students are expected to practice on an actual piano, not a keyboard. If the student does not have access to a piano, please let Mrs. Hunt know.

Students are expected to participate in both recitals each year as well as the workshops. The exception to this is adult students, although they are more than welcome to join in the fun.

ATTENDANCE AND SCHEDULING:

Regular lesson attendance to scheduled lessons, workshops, and recitals is expected. If a student cannot attend their lesson, Mrs. Hunt requires an 8-hour notice and will expect the student to make up the lesson, if possible. If there is not an 8-hour notice given (with acknowledgment from Mrs. Hunt if notification is given through email or text), the cost of the lesson will not be reimbursed. Please utilize the calendar feature of this site to reschedule lessons when necessary.

At the beginning of each summer semester (June through August), Mrs. Hunt will release her summer teaching schedule depending on her travel plans. Because summers are busy, the summer semesters are more casual and focused on maintaining and polishing skills. Students are expected to schedule at least six lessons over the course of the summer.

STUDIO SPACE GUIDELINES:

No food or drink allowed in the studio.

Due to sanitation and liability issues, Mrs. Hunt regrets that she cannot extend the use of her restroom; please use restroom facilities before arriving for your lesson (this includes hand washing).

Students are expected to respect Mrs. Hunt, her polices, her home/studio space, and her other students. If you are present for another student’s lesson, please keep quiet and wait patiently for your turn.

Parents are permitted to park in the alley while waiting for their children during lesson times; however, please make sure you leave sufficient room for other cars to pass and please be prepared to move your car if needed for service vehicles.

MISCELLANEOUS:

The best time to start music lessons for children is when they are able to read, typically ages 7-8; however, depending on the child, some can start as early as 4 or 5 and some should wait until they are 10 or 11. In the initial interview, Mrs. Hunt will help parents determine if their child is ready to begin lessons.

Students are expected to have a metronome for use at home during practice.

Students are expected to have fun! Mrs. Hunt’s goal is to foster a love for music, and she wants her students to enjoy themselves. Students are expected to feel free to experiment with new styles and explore all things music. While Mrs. Hunt teaches a classical foundation, this is intended to equip students to branch out into different genres of music as desired.

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