The studio year consists of 40 weeks of lessons, classes, and recitals, from mid-August through mid-July.  Families enrolling in the program make a commitment to complete the full studio year.  This is important for the student as well as for the continuity of the program.  In the event that you need to discontinue mid-year, tuition payments already paid are non-refundable.

Lessons missed by the teacher will be made up.  Lessons missed by the student during the school year are not usually able to be made up. 

Parents may use the swap list to switch lessons with another family. If you cannot arrange a swap, please contact the teacher; if there is an opening that week caused by another student’s cancellation, you will be offered the other time.  If you do not receive a call, no make-up is available and you should just come to your lesson the following week.

The lesson schedule during the summer is more flexible than during the school year.  At the beginning of the summer, students notify the teacher of their vacation plans, and lessons that will be missed can typically be rescheduled to a different week.  Families who will be gone for an extended period should give advanced notice so that adequate plans can be made.  Tuition is always due for the full studio year.

Students are expected to practice daily for a length of time appropriate to their age and level.  Thirty to sixty minutes of high quality practice per day (less for beginners) is typically needed to make sufficient progress to encourage a student.

Studio Policies