2021 COVID RETURN POLICIES AND GUIDELINES:
I am incredibly excited to be able to return to IN PERSON SESSIONS BEGINNING MAY 1! I am fully vaccinated. If you are FULLY VACCINATED and past the waiting period for your vaccination, you may return IN PERSON to the studio following these guidelines.
Please understand this is my home, and it is of the utmost importance that these safety procedures be adhered to strictly while we are still living with Covid.
-FULLY VACCINATED - past the waiting period.
-Please revert to SKYPE / ZOOM if you feel any allergies, cold, flu symptoms etc.
-Please do NOT come to the studio if you are living with anyone who is currently sick with Covid or any respiratory illness.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
-Please do not come in early. I want to limit the number of people IN the house so wait until it is your lesson time to come in.
-There will be hand sanitizer available in the student bathroom downstairs. Feel free to wash your hands in the restroom, which I sanitize daily and use the hand sanitizer before we begin.
-In the room, please sing away from the piano corner, and never directly towards me at the piano.
*Don't forget now that we are back in person to BRING YOUR SHEET MUSIC BOOKS and a COPY for me!
SINGLE SESSION RATES-
One time lessons are 80. USD/ Hour. These must be PAID online via SQUARE payments BEFORE they are added to the schedule. I do not schedule sessions with new students with a cash at lesson understanding.
Regular weekly students are offered the opportunity to pay for their 4 sessions each month at a major discount of 50. dollars off of the monthly total, (270. / 4 sessions) as long as :
-Payment has been received PRIOR TO THE 1st OF EACH MONTH
-A regular time slot has been allotted each week.
-All 4 lessons have been taken or made up during the month. (I cannot “roll over” hours and offer the discount.)
This discount takes the hourly rate down to one of, if not THE most affordable in town.
I offer payment methods through SQUARE Easy invoice through email. CASH or CHECK for upcoming month accepted at final session of current month only. Never at first session of month.
-Generally cancellations are for sickness only. Though I do make exceptions, this will be based on my discretion and availability. As of April 1, 2019 I will not be able to make up any DAY OF cancellations for any reason.
-All cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to the next session (I do understand that sometimes we wake up sick same day and I will do my best to make up these sessions with you), and longer notice is preferred to fill the slot. I always do everything I can to make up missed sessions, even those without proper notice, however, understand that this is not ALWAYS possible, and that the slot you have reserved is the time I have available for your sessions. I am juggling over forty schedules, and that number is growing, so please give as much notice as possible.
-TEXTS to 919.815.0485 are the quickest, most efficient way to make sure I have a cancellation in a timely manner.
ILLNESS- (PLEASE ALSO REFER TO COVID GUIDELINES ABOVE)
Please make sure you proactively work to reschedule your session if you are sick. With the in and outflow of students, and my long teaching days, we don't want to spread the wealth, so please do not come to the studio if you are sick.
STUDIO CLOSURES for 2021.
The studio will be off MAY 31-JUNE 6. This does NOT effect regular 4 SESSION schedule as this is another overlap. *Note: Thursday students, JUNE 1 counts as lesson 4 for May, with still another 4 left in June. Thanks !