Tuition is divided into 10 equal payments to be paid by the first of the month from September through June. (Lessons are held year around.) Families paying for the entire year at enrollment will receive a 5% discount. Missed lessons are non-refundable.
Tuition includes some but not all materials, a subscription to Piano Explorer, and recital fees but does not include Simply Music materials or the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Festival fees.
Cancellations and Makeups
Cancellations should be made a least 48 hours in advance to receive a makeup lesson. Makeup lessons are available at times that other students are absent. Please schedule makeup lessons through the online calendar . No shows and late cancellations are not eligible for makeup lessons or refunds. Students who forget their lessons will be contacted twice, but three no shows with no cancellations or contact will result in dismissal from the studio.
Notification of Cancellations/Scheduling Makeups
Notification of cancellations and scheduling of makeups should be made on the calendar at janetdavis.mymusicstaff.com. You will be sent login information by email. Your username is your email address on record. Any notification of cancellation not made on the calendar should be made in writing.
Most progress is made during practice at home. Students should play most days.
Recitals, the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs' Festival, performance classes, and other opportunities will be offered throughout the year.
In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified in the afternoon before lessons if lessons will be cancelled. Even if school is cancelled for snow, the roads are clear by lesson time most of the time. If roads are not clear, lessons by Zoom or rockoutloud.live are offered. Do not cancel based on a forecast because forecasts often change.
Discontinuation of Lessons
Please give at least 30 days notice of discontinuation of lessons. Students are responsible for their last month's tuition whether they attend lessons or not. All unused makeup lessons will be forfeited at the time of discontinuation of lessons. No refunds will be given for unused lessons. When returning to lessons after a break, lesson fees will be those in effect at the time of return.
No lessons are scheduled on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, part of Thanksgiving Week, two weeks around Christmas and New Year's, possibly one or two weeks around the end of the school year, and possibly one or two weeks around the end of summer/beginning of school. These days are on the online calendar.
The studio operates year around and does not close for summer. I am happy to offer makeup lessons, but please cancel and reschedule in advance. If you choose to take off for the summer, your lesson time or a place in the studio cannot be guaranteed without paying a deposit to reserve your time in the September.
Students should arrive on time with all their lesson materials.
Students should use the restroom and wash their hands before their lesson.
Please wait in the waiting area until you are called to your lesson.
Please knock and enter the front door so I do not have to interrupt the previous student's lesson to let you in.
Please do not park in the bend of the driveway in front of the house because other cars cannot get in or out.
The waiting room in my home studio is the dining room. Please do not stand at the studio door and watch. This makes many students nervous.
Areas other than the dining room, restroom, and studio are off limits.
Please wait for parents inside or on the front porch.
Dismissal from Studio
Students may be dismissed from the studio for:
- lack of payment or habitual late payment
- lack of progress due to lack of practice
- too many cancellations and reschedules
- three no shows
- uncooperative attitude or behavioral issues