Piano Studio of Diane Densmore

Studio Policies 2015-2016

Tuition is charged on an annual basis and covers registration and enrollment for the entire year (September-July). Registering your child for lessons means you agree to pay the full year's tuition. For current tuition information, please email the teacher at dianedensmore7@gmail.com

The annual tuition fee covers 40 weeks of lessons with individual piano time plus observation. Tuition also covers group classes and parties, studio recitals, book recitals and trophies, recording sessions, and parent education.

Tuition for the year is divided evenly into 4 equal payments, due quarterly on the first lesson day of each quarter.

There is no refund for missed lessons. If you are unable to make it to a lesson, it is important to give as much advance notice as possible, since other families will be planning to observe your child's lesson. Because specific times are reserved for specific students, there are no makeups given unless I am unable to teach at your scheduled lesson time. Students who are ill should not come to piano lessons. I reserve the right to send a student home if they arrive sick.

Progress, motivation, and success are dependent upon regular attendance, daily listening, and daily practice! It is the parent's responsibility—not the child's—to make sure these things happen.

Observation is part of each student's lesson. You will increase motivation and progress when you spend enough time in the studio each week to include observation of at least one other student's lesson.

Book 1 students are required to attend all Group Classes. The reading and theory skills taught in these  classes play a critical role in ensuring success in Book 2 and beyond.

Piano Club attendance is required of all students in Book 2 and above. Parents do not attend lessons on Piano Club days.

Students are expected to participate in three studio recitals per year. Performing in recitals builds confidence and provides motivation for everyone!

It is the parent's responsibility to check the message board, calendar, and table each week for announcements, reminders, reading assignments, and take-home items.

Parents should refer to the studio calendar for lesson times, Group Class and Piano Club dates, recital dates, etc.

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