Studio membership includes a weekly lesson time, as well as performances in recitals and concerts.
You will be required to sign contracts at the first lesson to become a member and show willingness to abide by the regulations found in the studio policy.
Recitals and Evaluation Programs
Participation in the fall and spring recitals are required for students under 18 years of age.
If a student can absolutely not attend a recital, arrangements must be made to have a performance at the studio in the place of the recital outside of lesson time.
The Evaluation Program will take place during the springtime and is also required.
Investment + Payment
Tuition is flat rate and is charged monthly on the 1st of each month.
Invoices are sent on the 15th and second to last day of the month for those whose account is not at $0.
Late fees are added on the last day of each month if the account is not at $0 by 8 PM.
Lesson books are not included and should be purchased either on your own based upon teacher recommendation, or reimbursed from the teacher.
All tuition accrued by the end of the session is to be paid in full by the last lesson. Students owing tuition the day after the end of the current session may not re-enroll until the remaining balance is paid.
Methods of Payment:
Studio website link (PayPal)
Cash is not an accepted form of payment
Cancellations + No-Shows
Fees are not reversed if a student is unable to come to lessons. A makeup lesson may be available at the teacher’s discretion. No-shows and last minute cancellations will equal a forfeited lesson.
If the teacher cancels lessons, you will receive a credit for that lesson.
If a student is late, the lesson will end at normal time without a tuition deduction because lessons are scheduled back to back.
The studio frowns upon no-shows. The teacher spends a great deal of time preparing for the student’s lesson, and it is unfortunate when a student misses a lesson without prior communication. If three no-shows occur within a session, the student will be asked to terminate lessons until attendance can be improved.
If Dwight Township schools close, we will not have lessons or classes. When weather related closings occur, a credit will be applied to the student’s account.
Summer lessons are required for students to stay an active member of Perfect Blend Music Studio.
Students who take lessons throughout the summer have a much higher rate of success and retention than students who do take summer off.
Summer lesson scheduling is much more relaxed and flexible than standard scheduling. Multiple options are available to tailor to each family’s summer schedule.
Sickness & Hygiene
Students should not come if they have any visible signs of sickness, are contagious, or do not feel well.
Prior to the lesson time, the student should use the restroom and wash their hands to minimize germs. Fingernails should also be clipped at a shorter length to accommodate a proper hand position.
Practice time is expected during the week in between lessons. Generally, 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day works much better than cramming 30 minutes in right before lessons. If you’d like help navigating practice time, feel free to ask the teacher.
Parental Involvement & Communication
Parents and siblings are welcome to observe lessons if desired and all electronics must be silenced.
If there are any issues regarding student progress, general concerns, or a situation, please inform the teacher via call, text, or email. A meeting can also be scheduled if needed.
Information regarding recitals, contests, and evaluations will be sent via email.
Feel free to contact the teacher at any time via text, call, or email.
Please leave a voicemail if the teacher does not answer the call.
It is recommended that a student have a working, acoustic piano. An acoustic piano should be tuned at LEAST once a year, and kept in working order. Fall is generally a great time to tune, as the humidity levels balance. If a student has a keyboard, it is recommended that it has 88 weighted, touch sensitive keys and a working pedal. If you need help deciding what brand/type of piano to purchase, please contact your teacher for ideas and assistance.
Please bring your guitar with you to every lesson. Students should follow the recommendations from the teacher regarding which kind of strings to purchase and any other necessary equipment. If you are looking to upgrade your guitar, please contact your teacher for ideas and assistance.
Photos, video, and audio recordings of students and/or performances may be posted via public media for promotional materials, marketing, or general studio news. Identifying information will be excluded or limited to first names only. Parents wishing to exempt their students from any published media may do so by providing a written request for each student.
General Behavior Guidelines
Lessons are a privilege to each student and must be treated as such.
Students should be respectful to the teacher, other students, themselves, and property in the studio.
Running is not allowed, and talking should be done in a modest manner.
Profanity and inappropriate behavior by any person is not tolerated.
Last Updated: 09/09/2020