Payment 

My calendar is closely matched to the Springfield public school calendar. Tuition is calculated by the school year and paid in 4 installment each semester. The Fall 2018 semester will have 18 weeks and begin August 22. The cost for the whole semester of private lessons is $450, $675, and $900 for 30-min, 45-min, and 60-min lessons. Any summer lessons will be calculated at a reduced rate of $40 per hour. For example, six 30-minute lessons will be $120 during the summer.

This covers private lessons, the time spent preparing for lessons, fees for renting performance venues, and other expenses associated with running a business. Cost of materials supplied by the teacher should be reimbursed at the next monthly payment.

       Vacation and holidays

There will be no lessons August 15-21, November 21-24, and December 22 through the end of 2018.

Missed lesson & cancellation policy

Refunds are not offered for missed lessons. If sufficient advance notice (24  hours) is given, the lesson may be rescheduled. If I have to cancel, I will try to reschedule or reimburse the student.

Inclement weather policy

Lessons missed due to inclement weather will be rescheduled if possible, but no refunds will be offered. One free week has been calculated into the spring semester for expected icy conditions. Obviously exact dates for this week cannot be predicted, but it will likely be early February.