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S t u d i o P o l i c y
Music is a fun, rewarding, and exciting creative experience that requires time, patience, and hard work. In my studio, lessons are an interactive process - I help the student achieve their unique musical goals, and the student puts in the work and focus to help get to those goals.
P A Y M E N T
The whole month's lessons must be paid for at the beginning of the month (i.e. the first lesson of each month). Cash or check is accepted; please make checks out to Ryan Suleiman.
Books: Books purchased for the student are expected to be paid back in full.
Cancellation Policy: If student misses or cancels a lesson, the lesson fee will not be refunded, but they can reschedule the lesson for a later date within that month. Except in the case of illness or medical emergencies, a 24-hour notice of cancelation is required in order schedule a make-up lesson.
Paid lessons remaining: if study is terminated mid month, the full term lesson fee is not refunded. Students should provide one month's notice before instruction cancellation.
S T A N D A R D M O N T H L Y R A T E S
(average 4 lessons per month)
In-Studio (located off Fulton and El Camino):
Half Hour - $120 per month ($30 per lesson)
45 Minutes - $160 per month ($40 per lesson)
One Hour - $200 per month ($50 per lesson)
M I S S E D L E S S O N S
Students: If a student misses a lesson, there is a possibility to reschedule and make-up that lesson, ideally in that same week. As stated above, a 24-hour notice is required except in the case of illness or other emergencies.
Teacher: If I am not able to teach for whatever reason, I will provide more than 24-hour’s notice and reschedule students to have a make-up lesson or have lesson fees credited to the next month.
Holidays: No lessons occur during major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holiday, and Easter. In the summer, I may take a few weeks to attend music festivals or go on long trips. No lesson fees will be charged on those months. If you require a substitute teacher, please let me know.
I N S T R U C T O R E X P E C T A T I O N S / R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S
Daily practice/discipline is definitely the key to progress. I encourage and expect students to have a strong commitment to practicing or composing on a regular basis. Like learning a new language, practicing just a little bit on a daily basis goes much farther than, say, practicing for two or three hours just once or twice in a week. Parental support for younger students is very important!
I would recommend practicing or composing at least 20 to 30 minutes every day.
Practice location should allow the student total uninterrupted concentration. Parents, think of practice like doing homework; requires the same amount of concentration. Adults and older students: turn off or silence cell phones while practicing or composing!
For piano students: Each student needs to have access to an acceptable piano (or a high quality electric piano with weighted keys) with 88 keys and damper pedal.