(PV) In-Home Plan - Policies & FAQ
In-Home Plan - Policies & FAQs
IN HOME PLAN / POLICIES (updated 9/18)
This is the most popular package and is recommended for students (or parents of students) desiring overall musical education, growth, achievement, and maturity on their instrument (voice or piano) with lessons being conducted at the student’s home/location. This package consists of once-a-week private lessons. The consistency and regularity of the lessons help to create a rhythm of instruction that will benefit the student significantly and aid in musical growth. Personal practice outside of lesson times is highly recommended and urged.... so as to maximize lesson time impact and progress.
Flat monthly tuition fee regardless of number of lessons in the month – lessons are at a fixed, scheduled time
Personalized, private, relevant, challenging, instruction
Voice Students receive periodic access to downloadable practice aids
Voice and Piano Combination lessons are available
Children and youth usually participate in an annual recital (included)
$160/month for once-a-week, private, in-home, 30min lessons
$320/month for once-a-week, private, in-home, 60min lessons
$480/month for once-a-week, private, in-home, 90min lessons
$600/month for once-a-week, private, in-home, 120min lessons
Students enrolling in the Studio do so on a month-to-month basis, and will be charged a flat monthly fee for tuition each month (consistent each month, regardless of number of lessons in the month)
Payments are automated to be received on the 2nd day of each month.
Cancellations and Missed Lessons:
If possible, please notify your teacher ahead of time if you must cancel a lesson.
No refunds or credits will be given for lessons missed, as the In-Home Plan is a monthly tuition rather than individual lesson fees.
If a make-up lesson (for a canceled lesson) is desired, please let your teacher know as soon as possible as space for make-up lessons is limited. Make-up lessons will be done at no additional charge.
Make-up lessons will not be scheduled or given unless account is paid in full.
There will be no make-ups given for a missed lesson with no cancellation (no show) or for a lesson cancelled less than 24hrs prior
There will be no lessons the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, the first week of the New Year, and one week in the summer (TBA). Make-up lessons will not be given for these weeks, and the monthly fee remains the same.
Books and materials are to be purchased (or reimbursed) by the student.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND SCENARIOS
I’m going to be out of town for a few weeks next month. How much will I owe you that month? The fees are consistent each month… regardless of the number of lessons in the month. Therefore your lesson fee won’t change.
How does the automated payment system work? I use a very secure, encrypted online payment site. You simply enter your debit or credit card info, and your monthly payment will take place on the 2nd day of each month. There is no additional fee for you. Your personal credit card number and information aren’t seen by me, and you may cancel easily at any time with no cancellation fee.
I’m going to be away for three weeks next month. What should I do? Let us know and we’ll adjust accordingly.
I didn’t practice this week… should I still have a lesson? Yes.
Why a monthly-based plan? Why not just charge students for individual lessons? The In-Home Plan is monthly-based because the consistency and regularity of the lessons help to create a 'rhythm' of instruction that will benefit the student significantly and aid in musical growth. The regularity allows us to charge lower fees as well—encouraging consistency and regularity. This plan isn’t for everyone. Students desiring more situation-based coaching or audition-prep may rather choose the ‘Coaching Plan’. In-Home Lessons on the ‘Coaching Plan’ include drive time and are charged individually per half-hour. The current rate is $120/hour.