STUDIO POLICY
  September 2018 - August 2019

PRACTICE HABITS
Each student is prompted to practice 30 minutes each day 5 days a week, unless otherwise arranged. Parents play an important role in encouragement of daily practice. I reserve the right to dismiss a student because of lack of practice, frequent absences, frequent tardiness, or failure to abide by studio policy. 

PAYMENT
Please set up automated bank payment to arrive by the 10th. If paying by check, make check out to Valerie Alfonso. Payments arriving after the 10th will be assessed a $20 late fee. If leaving a check under the mat, please send a text to notify me.

MONTHLY TUITION
1 Student (30 min.) - $130
2 Students - $256

MONTHLY TUITION with automated bank payment:
1 Student - $128
2 Students - $254

YEARLY TUITION
1 Student (30 min.) $1536
2 Students - $3048
There is a yearly tuition increase, effective in September of each year.


MISSED LESSONS 
The student is responsible for arriving on time for his or her lesson. The time missed will not be made up. If you are unable for any reason to attend your lesson time, you may forfeit the lesson or contact another student to see if they will switch lesson times with you for that week.

SCHEDULE 
Your tuition guarantees that I will be prepared and present to teach 45 lessons (or performance classes) for September 2018—August 2019. At the start of the year, I will give out a calendar of scheduled vacations. If I need to use one of my 3 Flex Weeks (unscheduled time off), you will be notified by text and/or email.

BOOK FUND 
The teacher will select and procure any music that the student uses in lessons. An initial book deposit of $80 will be collected prior to the start of lessons and further funds will be collected as needed. These purchases will be listed for your records when collecting additional funds. The balance of the book fund is refundable by mail upon termination of lessons. 

PERFORMING 
Performing for family and friends is to be encouraged at all times. Participation in all studio recitals throughout the year is requested for growth as a musician and as a person. Opportunity to participate in annual Certificate of Merit evaluations is also available.