Summer Tuition (private lessons only)-

Monday- Thursday, June 4 – July 10 and August 1-9

With our summer pricing, you get all the flexibility and convenience you need to accommodate your busy summer schedule. Lessons do not have to be the same day every week. We can always add on lessons if your schedule changes.


When you register for a lesson on the calendar (see below), a charge at the rate of $32.50 per half hour slot will be added to your account. If you wish to take 6 or more lessons over the summer, I can send you an invoice reflecting a 10% discount.


Payments

Payments by check can be mailed to the studio, or sent with the student. I can also accept cash or credit card in person, and you can pay with Paypal through my website. Payments are due before or at the lesson.


Calendar

To claim a lesson spot, log in to your account and navigate to the calendar. Click the open lesson spots you want and it will be added to our calendars and removed from the open calendar.


Materials

I will use many different books and sheet music. If you already have music, please bring it in and we will try to start using it. I will try to use sheet music along with method books for variety. I will shop for books on behalf of the student to ensure the proper materials are obtained. Book payments will be due before the students take the books home. Please bring a vocal and/or piano notebook to keep notes, homework assignments, practice logs, and sheet music. Vocalists, please bring water to your lesson.


Lesson Schedule / Missed Lessons

If you know for than 12 hours in advance that you need to move your lesson, you may log in and navigate to the calendar to cancel your lesson and choose a new open slot. Please call or text if you have a last minute cancelation, if you will be late, or if you need to speak with me for any other reason. I do not answer the phone during lessons. If you are calling to cancel a lesson on that day, please still do so and just leave a message.


Practice

It is best if students practice regularly and complete their assignments. Aside from obvious musical benefits, practicing will help a child develop self-discipline, persistence, and devotion. It will be helpful if you schedule a practice session into your daily activities. If practicing only happens when a student has some free time or feels like it, chances are it will never happen.


Please allow for a quiet environment for practicing so the student can focus on what he or she is practicing.Remember: practicing should not be a daily chore (although I understand that it sometimes can be), but rather a time for making music. Parents of students are encouraged, but not required, to come to the last five minutes of the lessons so I can briefly explain what your child needs to practice for the week.


I understand that students go to camps and travel with their families in the summer. When you are home, I encourage you to try to maintain a normal practice schedule. Even if the amount of time is less, don’t lose the habit of practicing.


In Closing

Please have your student arrive a few minutes early. Lessons begin at their scheduled time, so please be prompt. Late students will not be granted extra time at the end of their lessons as lessons are often scheduled back to back. There is a "shoes off" policy at my Douglas studio/home; students may take their shoes off inside the entryway where they will stay warm and dry. There is no need to knock or ring the doorbell; enter quietly as there will most likely be a lesson in progress. There is a NO GUM policy for all students.


Thank you for choosing to include music in your life. Music is truly an amazing gift, and I look forward to sharing this gift with you and your family!

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Students will receive private as well as group lessons and will be given multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. The following policies explain how Impassion Music Studio runs and what is expected of students and parents. Lessons are a safe space for taking risks, being curious, self-expression, getting silly, and cultivating a love for music that lasts a lifetime.

Fall 2018 Studio Membership – (includes recitals, practice incentives, studio parties, enrichment materials, etc.)

10% semester discount if paid in full by August 31

10% Semester Discount if paid in full by August 31

Lesson lengthPrivate lessonsPrivate lesson + Group (45 min)Group only (space available)
30 min$140/month$175/month
45 min$210/month$245/month$75/month
1 hr$280/month$325/month
Optional EnrichmentMonthly
Music theory games with another student$3515 minutes added to lesson time

Payments

Tuition is due monthly; think of it as the full semester tuition split into equal monthly payments. Payment is due the first lesson of each month but no later than the 10 th day of the month. Invoices are sent out one week prior to payment dates. Tuition reserves your weekly time slots and studio membership. It also covers the cost of: lesson planning and repertoire selection; recital venues and programs; professional studio memberships; incentive programs and game materials; enrichment planning; studio events; training and expertise; sole-proprietorship taxes and studio insurance.

Payments by check can be mailed to the studio, or sent with the student. I can also accept cash or credit card in person, or pay with Paypal through my website. Credit card payments are subject to Paypal fees. There is a $10.00 fee for payments not received by the 10 th day of the month and a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Fall 2018 Calendar

August 23 – Group lessons only – No private lessons this week

August 23 – Group lessons only – no private lessons

August 27 - October 5 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons

October 11- Group lessons only – no private lessons

October 11 – Group lessons only – No private lessons this week

October 15 - November 16 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons

November 20 - Group lessons only – no private lessons

November 19 – Group lessons only – No private lessons this week

November 26 – December 21 - Weekly private lessons and weekly group lessons

We will still have lessons on other school and business holidays. You can refer to the calendar on the website.

Missed Lessons

Music lessons are given on a tuition basis. Accordingly, there are no credits for lessons missed and no guaranteed “make- ups.” If your child did not/would not go to school, please keep them home from lessons to avoid spreading germs to the other 30 students who touch the instruments. School/sports trips and family vacations are no exception to the “missed lesson” policy. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEED MAKEUP LESSONS. Unfortunately, the schedule is too tight for that flexibility. Students who miss a lesson may attend an extra group lesson if there is space. Skype or FaceTime lessons may also be arranged in certain circumstances. Lessons missed by the instructor will be rescheduled, if possible, or you will be reimbursed. Thank you for your cooperation.

I do require a courtesy phone call or text if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late to your lesson. I do not answer the phone during lessons. If you are calling to cancel a lesson on that day, please still do so and just leave a message, or you can text me. Any messages received during lesson hours I will return either by phone or email as soon as possible.

Termination or Suspension Lessons

If a student terminates lessons for any reason, two weeks’ advance notice prior to the last lesson, or payment for the next two lessons at full price, is required. Students returning after suspending lessons are put on the schedule on a space available basis.

Performances and extra studio events

Students will have opportunities to perform around town at places like Wildflower Court, Pioneer Home, Nugget Mall, the airport, and coffee houses. I will give advanced notice for opportunities. I also host parties at my house or around town periodically for students to meet each other and play music games.

Materials

I will use many different books and sheet music. If you already have music, please bring it in and we will try to start using it. I will try to use sheet music along with method books for variety. I will shop for books on behalf of the student to ensure the proper materials are obtained. Book payments will be due before the students take the books home. Please bring a vocal and/or piano notebook to keep notes, homework assignments, practice logs, and sheet music. Vocalists, please bring water to your lessons.

Practice

Students are encouraged to practice and complete their assignments every week. There is no “time limit” for practice sessions because I want students to perform smart practice and practice until they get their work done and meet their personal goals. It will be helpful if you schedule a practice session into your daily activities. If practicing only happens when a student has some free time or feels like it, chances are it will never happen. Please allow for a quiet environment for practicing so the student can focus on what he or she is practicing. Remember: practicing should not be a daily chore (although I understand that it sometimes can be), but rather a time for making music. Overall, students get out of lessons what they put into it. A lot of the work is done at home, as the lesson is a short time period each week. Please feel free to discuss practicing struggles or wins with me at any time.

In Closing

Please have your student arrive a few minutes early. Lessons begin at their scheduled time, so please be prompt. Late students will not be granted extra time at the end of their lessons as lessons are often scheduled back to back. There is a "shoes off" policy at my Douglas studio/home; students may take their shoes off inside the entryway where they will stay warm and dry. There is no need to knock or ring the doorbell; enter quietly as there will most likely be a lesson in progress. There is a NO GUM policy for all students.

Thank you for choosing to include music in your life. Music is truly an amazing gift, and I look forward to sharing this gift with you and your family!

*I reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time.



Take summer lessons on your schedule. Flexible plans available. 

Please read the summer policies for more information.

Current students: Log in and navigate to the calendar to choose your summer dates.

New students: Please register above and I will activate your account so you can choose open dates in your calendar page.

Fall lesson registration is OPEN.

Private lessons and group lessons.

Please read the fall policies for more information. (scroll down on the page)

Current and new students: Email me or use the contact form to get updated time slot openings. I'll get you set up with the rest of the details.