Evaluations and trial lessons are payable by cash or PayPal prior to the lesson.
Weekly lessons are payable monthly by the first lesson of the month and no later than the 8th of the month by cash or check payable to Frances Kramer. If payment is not made at the first lesson of the month or by the 8th of the month, I reserve the right to refuse the lessons. Each student is assigned a weekly day/time slot in my schedule. All lessons must be paid for whether taken or missed with the exception of 2 holiday/vacation days per semester (September-January, February- June, July-August). Please understand that you are purchasing a time slot with your monthly tuition payment, which guarantees a time slot in my schedule each month.
If a scheduled lesson is cancelled by you, a make-up lesson will be arranged if possible to a limit of 3 cancelled lessons per semester. It is your responsibility to schedule your make-up lessons. Make-up lessons are offered in addition to the weekly lesson and are not offered instead of the regular lesson or on optional or vacation days. Make-up lessons expire after six months. If I am not notified of the cancellation of a scheduled lesson in advance, there is no make-up lesson provided. If a student needs to discontinue weekly lessons during a semester, there is a monthly fee of 2 lessons' tuition to hold a slot in my schedule. If a payment check is returned by the bank, there will be a $35.00 returned check fee.
Regular practice combined with the weekly lessons is the key to musical success. Students must have a regular practice schedule in order to make steady progress. Please let me know if you need assistance in this matter or have any questions about the weekly home practice/homework assignments.
Thank you for your cooperation in policies that allow me to bring you the best service!