an experienced singer decides to begin teaching other music lovers how to
become fearless and confident singers, it works best if both parties, teacher and
student, acknowledge that they are
involved in a business. As much as
I would love to think of myself as a respected musical artist whose only desire
is to focus on the needs of my students regardless of their account standing, I
am jerked back into reality each and every month with the cold, hard fact that
my mortgage and other bills need to be paid.
have read other music teachers’ policies, and I must admit that some of them
seem a bit severe. We all know
that life has a tendency to “get in the way” every now and then, and I think my
studio policies are quite sensible.
lesson fee is presently $65.00 for a 55-minute session. (Sorry, I do not offer half-hour
lessons!) Since many folks want to
“take a voice teacher for a test drive” as they investigate their first lesson,
I ask to be paid only for that first session as the hour comes to a close. Thereafter, once we have agreed to a
convenient day and time for your weekly voice lesson, I request that you pay me
in full for each month, usually 4 or 5 lessons, during your first session of
the month. You will be writing
fewer checks, and I will be able to pay my monthly expenses in a timely way.
A prepaid lesson that must be
cancelled for any reason becomes a
credit lesson that never
expires. Credit lessons can be
scheduled during school or work holidays, or whenever we can find a suitable
time. For those singing students
that travel a great distance, I try to set aside extra time either before or
after their scheduled lesson in order to minimize travel expenses and to keep
the number of credit lessons to a manageable number.
you arrive early, please come in without ringing the doorbell. My two Shelties, Fiona and Tavish will
happily greet you as you come through the front door! They are a very sweet pair. You are welcome to wait downstairs in the family
room and, should the weather be pleasant, you may enjoy sitting outside on the
deck or the back porch. Please be
certain that I am aware of your arrival.
look forward to hearing from you. Now is a great time to begin your rewarding journey on the
road to confident, beautiful and FEARLESS SINGING!