Studio Information and Policies
The following summarizes information from a more detailed Studio Guidelines and Policies document, which may be sent upon request.
Age and Level
New beginners should be at least 4.5, though younger children may be considered. While an early start is very effective developmentally, there are important questions to consider as to whether your child is ready for private music lessons, such as:
Does your child exhibit a curiosity about music and a desire to learn?
Is your child able to follow directions?
Is your child able to focus for an extended length of time (at least 15-20 minutes)?
Enrollment in the studio extends for the entire academic year (from Labor Day through Memorial Day). Enrollment involves commitment to a regular weekly lesson, bimonthly group lessons (for students in Books 1-4), guest clinician workshops, and biannual recitals.
A minimum number of summer lessons are also required of each student.
Student and Parent Responsibilities
Commit to attendance at lessons and group lessons.
Commit to daily practice and listening.
Take detailed notes and videos at lessons.
Participate in recitals, group concerts, workshops, and summer institutes, if available.
As your child's teacher, I commit to...
Providing high quality instruction in a supportive, nurturing environment.
Supporting you, the parent, as the home teacher.