Private Piano Lessons - All Levels   
Music Theory Lessons and Tutoring  
Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying

 
Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:18-19

Studio Policy

Instruction

All students enrolled in the Wright Piano Studio are offered a well-rounded program of instruction with training in repertoire, theory, musicianship, ear training, technique, and music history.  


Registration

Please call 214-549-0954 or email at Laura@WrightPianoStudio.com to schedule a 30-minute no-obligation consultation. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you and your child. We can use that time to discuss any questions or concerns that you and your child may have concerning piano study, and how I can help you accomplish your goals.


If you choose to study with me, the cost of the initial consultation will be deducted from your first payment. You can reserve a place in my teaching schedule for only $30. This registration fee is payable at the time you return the registration form.  This fee also covers the cost of your piano study notebook.

Tuition and Payment

Please see the table below for tuition rates.  Students that pay the monthly rate will pay the same each month regardless of how many lessons are received.  For instance, you may receive five lessons in one month, but only three in December, when we will take a winter break.  Most months will be four lessons, depending on the calendar.  Monthly payments will guarantee that your lesson is on the same day at the same time each week. 
If you choose to pay weekly, or one lesson at a time, payment is $50.00 per lesson, due before the lesson begins, and your lesson time is not guaranteed to be the same each week. 


Lesson Length

Monthly

30-minute lesson

$90.00

45-minute lesson

$135.00

1-hour lesson

$180.00



The tuition includes the time dedicated to giving private lessons. It also includes time spent in daily preparation for lessons.  Tuition payments are expected in advance, on the first lesson day of each month. If the first lesson is missed for any reason, payment for that month should be mailed to the studio.  Tuition payment received after the 10th day of the month is subject to a $15 late payment fee. The returned check fee is $25.  Tuition is not refunded.  Payments may be made in cash or by check only.


Tuition does not include music, study materials and supplies, or audition fees. Appropriate materials are chosen by the teacher to fit the needs of each individual student.  I am happy to purchase materials on your behalf (with prior approval from you) to be reimbursed immediately or when the next tuition payment is due.  Or you may purchase them yourself and I can provide a list of local music stores.  Parents who wish for their children to participate in festivals and/or auditions are expected to pay all fees and related expenses associated with these events.


Attendance

Please make sure that your child arrives punctually with music, assignment book, and any other relevant materials. I am unable to extend the lesson times of students who arrive late.


Kindly drop off and pick up on time please. Anything more than 5 minutes early is too much unless there is a special need, as it is very distracting for students whose lesson is in progress.



1. Missed Lessons. Your lesson time is reserved exclusively for your student.  Makeup or rescheduled lessons are not available.

2. Studio Closure. When the studio is closed, no make up lessons are given.  At certain times of the year (Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break) lessons will not be given but monthly tuition will still be due.  Again, students that pay the monthly rate will pay the same each month regardless of how many lessons are received.  For instance, you may receive five lessons in one month, but only three in December, when we will take a winter break.  Other months may be four lessons, depending on the calendar.

The student-parent-teacher team

It is very important to create and maintain a "one team one dream" attitude in order for our piano lessons to be successful, to guarantee a superior result, and great return to your investment. Our practice starts with forming three members team of student, parent, and teacher where each player knows its role and responsibilities and equally contributes to the success of the team. The combined efforts of student-parent-teacher team always produces great results.


Teacher’s Responsibilities

  1. Develop in students an enthusiasm, respect, and genuine love for music.
  2. Provide high quality, well prepared lessons and a positive learning environment.
  3. Discover the uniqueness of each student and respecting differences of musical taste and personality.
  4. Help students know how to practice.
  5. Encourage and motivate students to practice.
  6. Demonstrate a love of music.
  7. Respect students’ opinions and value their creativity.
  8. Create a studio atmosphere where students are free to feel comfortable and confident, able to recognize both the seriousness and fun of study.
  9. Encourage communication between student/parent and teacher, answer any questions, help to solve problems.


Student’s Responsibilities

  1. Arrive at each lesson with the week's assignment completed.
  2. Bring assignment notebooks, theory binders, and music books to each lesson.
  3. Practice a minimum of five days a week for the length of time necessary to meet the goal.
  4. Follow directions in class and at home.
  5. Ask questions when you don’t understand.
  6. Keep a positive attitude.
  7. Respond cheerfully to parents’ reminders; remember they are helping you to be successful!
  8. Arrive at lessons on time with all materials in hand. Late time is lost time.
  9. Set aside the same time each day to practice and stick with it.
  10. Relax and have fun learning a new skill and a new expression!


Parent’s Responsibilities

  1. Provide a tuned instrument in a well-lighted area as free from distractions as possible.
  2. Pay for lessons the first lesson of each month unless other arrangements have been made.
  3. Encourage good practice habits. Provide daily praise and encouragement. A set time each day works well. Younger students should have daily practicing supervised if possible.
  4. Remind students to practice 5 days per week.
  5. You are welcome to visit lessons occasionally if the student does not object, but please do not bring other children along.
  6. Check to see that instructions are being followed and assignments completed.
  7. Let the teacher know how things are going at home, relay concerns, and ask any questions needed.
  8. Talk to me about any questions you or your child may have. Communication is important to a good learning relationship!


Referral Bonus

Personal referrals are the best compliment a student can give a teacher. I appreciate your referrals, and will credit your account $25 for each student who registers based on your referral.


Summer Study

I offer summer study because I feel that continuous study offers the most benefit to your child. The summer months offer more time for practice without the worry of homework and other school activities. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to continue lessons during the summer.


Dismissals

Regrettably, I will have to dismiss a student if any of these circumstances occur:

  1. Failure to pay tuition on time.
  2. Persistent absences.
  3. Uncooperative attitude.
  4. Lack of progress due to insufficient practice or unfulfilled requirements .


Enjoy!

Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to teach your child in my studio! I look forward to sharing the joy of music.


Please call 214-549-0954 or email at Laura@WrightPianoStudio.com to schedule a 30-minute FREE no-obligation consultation or to learn more about anything you find here.