FLPM Studio Policy

TUITION

I consider 45 min. lessons to be best suited for children who are beginners, this is the most recommended lesson.  For 6 + children 40 min. lessons could be a start for one year or less.  50, 55, 60 min. lessons would be suitable for intermediate and late advanced children and teens. For adults I strongly recommend 60 minute lessons.  Please refer to the FLPM Tuition in the side menu for variety of lesson plans.
When  students enroll in my program, they and their parents must know that they will be paying for a spot in my schedule. 
If a student chooses a certain day, for example Friday - then a tuition would be calculated by multiplying the number of Fridays in a given month by the lesson rate.  Let say, there are four (4) Fridays in February, the rate is $30.00 per lesson, the tuition would be calculated -  $30.00 x 4 = $120.00.
Monthly payment is due a week before a given month.

The cost of tuition is calculated regardless of any missed lessons.


MISSED LESSONS

I allow six validly missed lessons during the course of an academic year starting September 1st.
A missed lesson may be made up one time only on the following Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 - 6:00, or on a week day if my schedule allows. 
The preferred option would be to reschedule a lesson ahead of time.

There would be no further rescheduling of a missed  make - up lesson.

What are valid reasons?  Vacations, major holidays, serious sickness, emergencies, anything other than that is considered to be invalid reason.

Lessons missed due to invalid reasons will be forfeited unless prior arrangements are made at Natalya's discretion.

Once enrolled in my program, students will continue their lessons year around ( more details  will be discussed at a fist meeting).   On enrollment, my students would benefit from locking into their lesson rates, a break for more than four (4) weeks will dismiss a student from the program and it's  locked rate.


CANCELLATION

The studio has a "No cancellation policy," which means that if a student/parent decides to terminate his/her lessons after the tuition has been paid there won't be any refund.  Making up lesson is available on request if my schedule allows.

STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY

1. Each student is responsible for acquisition of music books or sheet music. Students/parents also have an option to purchase books at the studio.

2. All students should have access to a piano. An acoustic piano is most encouraged as a superior instrument compared to any electric piano or keyboard.  Under limited circumstances an electric piano or keyboard could be used as a temporary solution.  I would recommend the  acquisition of an acoustic piano in the future.

3. Regular and quality practice is required for all students (30 minutes per day is a minimum time for beginners only, 45-60 minutes per day is the average time). Please read an article Musical Talent, Nature Versus Nurture, and the 10,000 Hours Rule (it can be found in the Useful Links to the Music Videos side panel).  Sufficient practice will guarantee a smooth and pleasant learning process. Parental interest, support and encouragement in student's practicing are very beneficial for a student!

HOLIDAYS

The studio will be closed on the major holidays and all the lessons which happen to be on these days will be rescheduled.  
The Studio schedule is different from the New York school calendar. During the fall, winter, spring and summer breaks the lessons will continue.


Dr. Natalya Hennings reserves the right to change/ update her policy at any time without notice.


 


 

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