Dear Parents and Students, welcome to our studio! Please read through our studio policy and write to us at: email@example.com if you have questions. Please note that we do review our policies periodically and may revise them if needed. You can find the latest version on our studio website.
We teach lessons in our home studio, located in 7317 Parkwood Cir, Apt B, in Dublin. If you are coming from Dougherty, take the entrance at the Wildwood Rd, and take the second entrance at the Parkwood Cir. Turn right when you reach the fork and park at an open space (No under-roof parking, please). Take the third entrance at the Wildwood Rd if you are coming from Amador Valley Blvd.
Please provide an acoustic piano for your child. It should be tuned at least twice a year and is in a good mechanical condition. The instrument should be located in a quiet place without being next to TV or surrounded by excessive family noises. A digital keyboard is not appropriate for serious study. If you have a digital keyboard, it must come with 88 weighted keys and is touch sensitive. The keyboard should be replaced with an acoustic piano after 6 months of study.
Make sure your child practices at least 6 days a week. The most important time to practice is immediately after the lessons when the memory is still fresh. Please provide encouragement, patience, but not criticisms. Avoid over-scheduling your child. If they are fully loaded, music will become nothing more than another chore to them and they will have no time or energy to practice or enjoy their music.
Please play classical music in your home daily as we cannot educate style and beautiful tone in only 30-minute lessons. Your child needs to have the sound in their ears every-day. You can play classical music from I-tunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, or KDFC on radio (FM 90.3).
Students- Plan your practice every day. Practice daily and make sure to follow the instructions given in your lessons and notes on your assignment. Listen carefully while you practice. Keep a good attitude. You won’t like every piece in the assignments, but you should see what you can learn from it. Practice everything on your assignments.
ARRIVING ON TIME
Please plan to arrive on time and avoid being late (or early) for your lesson. If you arrive early, please wait till your time is up to enter the studio. Please also avoid being late, as late comers will not have their lessons extended beyond their scheduled ending time.
We give lessons based on a recurring schedule, which allows our students to have lessons every week on a set day and time. Having a consistent schedule creates stability and incentives for students to progress. Please stick to your agreed schedule and minimize any schedule changes.
Each student is allowed two make-up per semester. We will do make-up only on the following days in December: 12/16 (Monday), 12/18 (Wednesday), and 12/22 (Sunday). You will need to reschedule a specific time with your teacher. This covers advance cancellations given 48 hours before the lesson time, absences due to sickness, or other absences due to extenuating circumstances. No shows are not eligible for make-up. Same day cancellations are not eligible for make-up. For cancellations to be eligible for make-up, they should be made at least two days in advance (i.e. 48 hours before the lesson time). Make-up times are final once they are set, as there won’t be “doing make-up for a make-up.”
If another student cancelled the lessons and opens a time slot, teachers may ask the students to do make-up that would otherwise be put at the end of the semester.
Our teachers reserve the right to dismiss a student early if they are grossly unprepared for the lesson or their behavior is disrespectful to our teachers.
Students who frequently misses classes (i.e. more than 5 times/ semester) will be dropped from the studio. Missed lessons will be refunded.
Lessons should be paid by semester. There will be 15 weeks in the fall. Beginning on 8/1/2019, our rate will $40 per half hour, $60 per 45 minutes, and $80 per hour. Please use your rate to calculate your semester tuitions. Tuitions will not be refunded once it is paid.
Full semester Tuitions
Fall Semester (15 weeks, September 1 to December 23. 2019)
30 min. lessons: $40/lesson, $600/semester
30 min. lessons for little pianist, age below 6: $43/lesson, $645/semester
45 min. lessons: $60/lesson, $900/semester
60 min. lessons: $80/lesson, $1200/semester
Fall 2019-Schedule/ Holiday
Monday students- classes go from Sep 2 to Dec 9
Wednesday students- classes go from Sep 4 to Dec 11
Thursday students- classes go from Sep 5 to Dec 19 (No class on 11/28-Thanksgiving Break)
Friday students- classes go from Sep 6 to Dec 20 (No class on 11/29-Thanksgiving Break)
Saturday students-from Sep 7 to Dec 21 (No class on 11/30-Thanksgiving Break)
Sunday students-from Sep 1 to Dec 15 (No class on 12/1-Thanksgiving Break)
While our teachers love to help students succeed in doing music exams, we will not prepare students for exams if they are significantly under-level for the level that they want to be tested at. We will advise the student to seek lessons elsewhere if parents insist on pushing the student to take exam or go for a particular level that does not match with the student’s current level. We won’t be able to take the student if the student cannot follow the time set.
LESSON TIME SET
For students who will be taking Preparatory and level 1 exam: 30 mins
For students who will be taking level 2 and 3: 45 mins
For students who will be taking level 4 and up: 60 mins or more
We encourage and welcome parents to sit-in during their child’s lessons. However, if you are taking another child with you, please keep the child’s behavior in check and keep any talking at a minimum. We will stop the lesson to address the distractions if needed.
CHILD IN STUDIO
Please make sure your child does not engage in unsafe, risky behaviors that may harm themselves. This includes standing, running, or climbing on the sofa, chair, table, the kitchen counter, the toilet, etc. Please ask your child not to run in the studio, as the studio’s wooden floor may be slippery. We are not liable to any harm that happened due to your child’s unsafe behavior. Please asked your child not to touch our teacher’s personal items.
While our teachers are happy to answer your questions, please be respectful of their time. Please use the beginning class time to ask your questions and not ask them at the end of the class, as this will always take up next student’s lesson time. If you have non-urgent questions about the last lesson, please email us or bring your questions to the next lesson. Please do not text your teacher’s phone for random questions as our teachers won’t be looking at our phones during teaching hours and will not text after finishing teaching in the evening.