Studio Policies & Lesson Information
For new and current piano and harp students of my private music studio
Private Lessons
Private lessons are held one-on-one, once per week. Most months will include 4 lessons.

I offer a FREE first lesson (currently by video) for a meet and greet so you can see my studio, get a feel for my teaching style, and I can answer any questions you may have.

If you have special circumstances that make a weekly lesson difficult (either because of scheduling or finances), please contact me and we can discuss other options.

Currently ALL lessons are being held virtually, either through Zoom or Facebook Groups. When it is considered safe to do so, I will re-open the option for in-home lessons at my home studio in Concord, CA.

Music & Supplies
Music books, sheet music, and any supplementary materials will be recommended for each student according to level and music goals.
Additional supplies needed:
  • A pencil (NOT a pen) will be needed for theory writing homework and for note taking during lessons
  • Removable tabs or flags to mark pages that are being worked on

Be sure to have all music and supplies ready for all lessons.

Practice

​Practice pays off! Remember, the more you put into your music study, the more you get out of it. Daily practice is a crucial element to learning any musical instrument.

I recommend practicing at least 5 days per week. The amount of time per day depends on age and level. Here are some suggested times.

  • For students 5-7 years of age: 10-15 minutes per day
  • For students 8-11 years of age: 20-30 minutes per day
  • For students 12 years through adult: 30-60 minutes per day
Tuition & Payment
Lesson fees are due at the beginning of the month before the first lesson.
Punctuality

Timeliness is important since I have students scheduled throughout the day, often back to back. If you are running late, please keep in mind that I will not be able to extend your lesson time.

I will also do my best to be on time! If I do happen to run behind with a previous student, I will always make up the time missed.

Cancellations and No-Shows

All lesson cancellations require 24 hours notice, except in the case of emergencies or sudden illness. Makeup lessons or credits will ​not​ be given for missed lessons without advance notice (no-shows).

If I need to cancel any lessons, I will reschedule with you accordingly and try to give you as much advance notice as possible.

If you wish to withdraw from lessons, you will need to give 30 days notice in writing. Otherwise, tuition must be paid through that 30-day period.