Studio Behavior

  • At no time should pre-school and elementary aged children be left unattended in the waiting area. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  • Wash your hands before your lesson/group class.
  • You are welcome to enter the studio 5 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time/group class. If a lesson is in progress, please observe quietly.
  • If I’m alone in the studio, I will let you in when I’m ready to begin. Please don’t assume I am ready to start your lesson early. The door will be open if you are welcome to enter early.
  • Friends and family are welcome in the studio during the lesson.
    • Visitor behavior should not be distracting.
  • Children who refuse to follow directions or who cannot focus, will be sent home. No makeup/credits/refunds will be given for the partial lesson.
  • Parents are financially responsible for any damages to studio property, to my instruments or to another students instrument regardless of accidental or malicious intent.

Illness Policy

  • If you are sick, you need to stay home.  It’s impossible for me to avoid illness when children cough and sneeze in my face
  • As I rarely cancel lessons due to illness, I will consider days that I am absent as paid sick leave. No make-ups or refunds will be given for my absence.


  • Make-ups are offered for true emergencies only, and at my discretion. Make-ups are not guaranteed. 
  • IF a make-up is offered:
    • it will be held during my normal teaching hours.
    • I will notify you as soon as an opening is available, it can take a few weeks. 
    • Missed/canceled make-ups will not be rescheduled. 
  • While it’s extremely rare, I may need to cancel due to a schedule conflict. In this case, a makeup will be offered. 

Missing Lessons

  • In the event of a schedule conflict, try swapping lessons with another family. 
  • Lesson Swap List
  • Refunds/credits will not be given for:
    • missed lessons
    • lessons that can’t be swapped. 

Weather Policy 

  • If CCPS schools are closed, the studio will be closed. 
  • If schools are closing early and/or afterschool activities are canceled, the studio will be closed. 
  • If schools are opening with a delay, lessons will be held as usual. 
  • Cancellation notices will be posted on the studio website on the news page. 
  • Lessons canceled due to weather will not be made-up/refunded/ credited.