Lesson Tuition & Attendance
Lesson tuition is to be paid at the beginning of each month. Tuition is $180.00 per month for ½ hr. lessons once per week and $350.00 per month for 1 hour lessons once per week. I take cash, check, Zelle, Venmo, and PayPal. The tuition is the same regardless of the number of weeks in the month or which month of the year it is. Most months have 4 weeks, some have 5 weeks and in November and December sometime have 3 weeks depending upon which day of the week you lesson falls on. It averages out throughout the year.
I take time off for Easter, Thanksgiving as well as last two weeks of the year off which include Christmas and New Years. Consider the months with 5 weeks the compensation for that time.
I do not pro-rate or bank lessons which you have missed. If you’re unable to make your lesson for whatever reason, I cannot guarantee ‘make-up’ lessons. When you book your time initially that time is reserved for you. If you ask for a ‘make-up’ lesson I then need to find time in my schedule which I may or may not have then effectively using two time slots to accommodate an absence. If you pre-arrange a time in advance which you know you are not able to come on a given day and we can find a mutually convenient time within a 7-day period to reschedule then I am happy to accommodate.
If you are late for a lesson you still owe the tuition for the entire time slot.
Anyone who has taken lessons from me knows that I try my best to reschedule missed lessons but only if my schedule allows for it. I almost always am able to accommodate.
If you miss a lesson without pre-arranging the absence or don't bother to call and you then wish to have a lesson I do charge the normal lesson rate on top of your monthly tuition due at time of make-up.
TRIAL LESSON? If you would like to come in for a one-time lesson before committing to an entire month you may book the time. PLEASE NOTE: I do charge for my time and do not offer 'free' trial lessons.
If I am absent I owe you the lesson, if you are absent you owe the tuition.
SUMMERTIME VACATIONS: During the months of July and August I will hold your slot if you are gone for up to two weeks if the balance of the weeks of the month are paid for in advance. If you plan to be gone for more than two weeks I cannot hold your time slot unless you prepay for weeks missed past the initial two. September through June are set tuition rates without adjustment. The last two weeks of the year I do not teach as the calendar year will still average out so that you are still ahead two lessons even with the last two weeks factored out. No lessons on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Day.
THIRTY DAYS NOTICE PLEASE Taking a break or need to stop lessons for good...? Please give me 30 days notice so that I can adjust my books accordingly. THANKS!