Course of study for private lessons:
- Enrolled students will learn at least 2 repertoire pieces per semester, and are expected to perform one memorized piece in a recital at the end of each semester (excluding summer terms).
- Alongside repertoire study, instructors will incorporate technical studies, sight-reading exercises, keyboard skills, and theory as they see appropriate, for the purpose of developing well-rounded musicians.
Cancellation and makeup lesson policy:
- If a student wishes to cancel/reschedule a lesson due to travel, school events, schedule conflicts, and other non-emergent reasons, this must be communicated to the instructor at least 24 hours in advance so that arrangements for a makeup lesson can be made. No-shows and requests made less than 24 hours in advance will not be eligible for a makeup lesson, and that lesson will be forfeited without refund.
- For the safety of all, do not bring your child to lessons if they have COVID-19 or if you suspect they have COVID-19. Communicate with your instructor as soon as possible (more than 24 hours in advance is preferable, but not required) to arrange for an online lesson or a rescheduled lesson.
- If a student arrives late to their lesson, the lesson time missed will be forfeited without refund. The instructor is not obligated to make up the missed time by going past the originally planned lesson end time.
- Makeup lessons due to student cancellation and/or rescheduling are limited to 2 per semester. (If a student finds themselves having to reschedule often, it is advisable to find another, more stable lesson time.) Occasional exceptions may be made at the instructor’s discretion. Missed group classes are not eligible for makeups.
- Regular attendance at lessons and/or classes is required and crucial for student progress. Chronic tardiness or substandard work; more than 3 lesson cancellations in a single semester; frequent, obvious lack of preparation/motivation; or unacceptable behavior/hostility toward the teacher on the part of either the student or his or her parent/guardian, are grounds for the student being placed on probation. The Director will notify the parents if a student is placed on probation. If a student on probation does not demonstrate improvement, the Director reserves the right to dismiss the student from the Young Pianists Program, with no refund of any tuition fees paid to the Young Pianists Program for that semester.
In cases of extended absence due to illness/injury where make-ups are not feasible, contact the Director. For more details on Young Pianists policies, click here for the Program Handbook.