Q: We don’t have a piano at home. Can I still take piano lessons?
A: Learners who wish to study piano must have daily access to an instrument. While acoustic pianos are preferred, you can learn just fine on an electric keyboard. If you do not have access to an acoustic piano, then a full-size keyboard (88 keys) with weighted keys is the next best thing.
Q: How often should I practice each week?
A: Practice length and frequency vary depending on age and skill level. In general, all learners should strive to practice 5 days a week. For pianists, practice sessions should be a minimum of 10 minutes, starting with the Primer Level books, then adding 5 minutes for every new level achieved (i.e. 15 minutes for Level 1, 20 minutes for Level 2, etc.). For singers, practice sessions should be between 15-30 minutes, depending on age and repertoire. And, just remember, even 5 minutes every day is better than cramming for a full hour on just one day a week.
Q: How often are individual lessons and for how long?
A: Lessons occur weekly for 30, 45, or 60 minutes.
Q: What are your rates?
A: For individual lessons, my rate is $50 per hour. This translates to $37.50/45-minutes and $25/30-minutes. For meetings and parent-teacher check-ins, my rate is $35 per hour. Participation in recitals is currently free of charge, and families are invited to donate $10 to help cover expenses related to venue rental and reception.
Q: What is your payment & cancellation policy?
A: PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
Payment is due in full at or prior to each lesson.
Payments received more than 48 hours after the lesson will incur a late fee of $10.
Accounts two (2) or more lessons delinquent are subject to termination. If you are unable to make a payment, an installment plan may be put into place upon request.
Notice of cancellation is required no less than 24 hours before lesson time. Make-ups will be scheduled based on my availability and during same week of cancellation.
Cancellations without 24-hour notice are not eligible for a makeup or a refund.
Teacher requested cancellations will be rescheduled, or, for prepaid lesson, credit will be applied to your account.
No lessons on major holidays (Thanksgiving, week of Christmas, Independence Day, and New Year's Day).
Q: How can I find answers to other questions not listed here?
A: I would be happy to answer other questions via email. You can reach me at: email@example.com.