Current Students: Listed below are the following:
1. Semester Schedule;
2. Recital Date:
3. Performance/Recital Protocol; and
4. Rules for Lessons on Federal, State and Monday Holidays.
As always, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or at 907-947-5587.
You may also check the calendar for information on recital dates, recital warm-up times, class notifications and weather-related cancellations.
MATERIALS / REGISTRATION FEE
The $25.00 non-refundable materials fee covers the cost of music and theory books, cd projects, and additional materials (music assignment books, note-reading flashcards, xeroxed hand-outs, etc). As additional materials are required, I make purchases and apply the amount to the remaining balance. If any purchase amount exceeds the materials fee, I will discuss and approve further purchases with you. (This usually happens only in the case of a student who is advancing at a rapid pace.)
I am open to using previously purchased music, provided that I feel it addresses the needs of the student. Feel free to bring in music for me to look at so that we can arrive at a solution that meets the needs of everyone involved. Students using their own music are still required to pay the materials fee each semester.
THE STUDENT CONTRACT
Please read the student contract carefully, sign and return it to me. I will sign the contract, keep the original and provide you with a copy. Please feel free to speak with me if you have questions regarding the contract.
TUITION – FALL SEMESTER 2020 -- All Students Ages 5 - 18
Lessons are scheduled to begin Monday, August 30, 2021 and will run through Wednesday, December 15, 2021, for a total of 13-14 lessons, plus one make-up week.
No refunds will be given for lessons cancelled past the fifth week of classes.
The student contract states that no lesson will be taught without payment. I try to be as flexible as possible to cover contingencies; however, the following late fees will now be assessed for any late payments:
Weekly Payments – Payments received up to one week late will be assessed a late fee of $5.00, after which a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed. Payments later than one week must be brought current before regular lessons will be resumed and may result in the loss of the scheduled lesson time slot.
Monthly Payments – Payments received after the 10th day of each month will be assessed a late fee of $15.00.
Because of my limited availability for rescheduling lessons during the regular semester, I have scheduled the week of December 13-15, 2021 as the Fall Lesson Make-up Week.
Please feel free to discuss the possibility of permanently changing a scheduled lesson time if you find it conflicts with other activities. All requests for schedule changes, weekly or permanently, are based upon my availability. No more than one lesson missed by the student, for any reason, will be made up. No lessons will be made up beyond the scheduled Make-Up week.
Full lesson payment is charged if you are away on vacation during a regularly scheduled lesson time during the semester. This payment will ensure that your lesson time is held for you.
Any lessons I must miss or reschedule will be made up. If I must cancel a lesson, arrangements will be made to reschedule the lesson during the week, or during the designated make-up week. In the event of snow days that cause the cancellation of school, I will contact everyone by telephone to confirm that lessons that day will either be taught or cancelled.
FEDERAL HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL IN-SERVICE DAYS
Lessons will be held on all Monday holidays unless otherwise noted. Lessons will be held on state holidays and school in-service days unless otherwise noted.
Any student who withdraws from the recital less than seven days in advance for anything other than a family emergency will be charged for one additional lesson at their contracted rate.
Our recitals are held in the Brooke Marston Recital Hall, in the Turnagain Arts Building. Please make every attempt to allow your child to participate in this event.
Recitals are required performances for all students unless other arrangements are made with me no later than one month in advance of the recital. I understand that time conflicts may arise; however, my advance notification of the recital date will assist you in helping a student avoid missing the recital.
Performance and respectful participation as a co-perfomer and audience member are integral components of a student’s musical experience. Well in advance of the recital, I dedicate lesson time to discussion with the student regarding music selection, performance and recital format, as well as respectful behavior during the recital. I rehearse each student during his or her weekly lessons. It is important to me to attempt to diffuse any potential nerves or performance anxiety. Recitals are meant to be celebrations, and I try to instill that outlook in my students. I also rely on parents to discuss proper behavior as an audience member with the student, as well as siblings and friends who may be attending the recital.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not have a recital for Fall, 2021.
CHANGES OF ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / E-MAIL / CREDIT CARD
Please be sure to keep me up to date regarding your current home address, your home and work telephone numbers, your e-mail address and your credit card number. This is imperative, especially during the winter months, when I will be contacting you regarding any weather-related schedule confirmations or announcements.
Please note that the Turnagain Arts Building, Turnagain Community Arts Alliance and Frozen Music Productions have instituted new rules for students and parents attending lessons in the Turnagain Arts Building. These rules have been put in place to protect students in the building before and after their lessons. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.
1) Children under the age of 15 must be attended by a parent or responsible adult at all times. Turnagain Community Arts Alliance and Frozen Music Productions cannot be responsible for children left unattended in any area of the building.
2) If at all possible, please walk your child into the lesson rather than dropping him off. We have had several occasions in the building of children arriving for lessons at the wrong time or on the wrong day. Turnagain Community Arts Alliance and Frozen Music Productions cannot be responsible for children left unattended who have no scheduled lesson.
3) If I am asked to keep a waiting child in the teaching studio while teaching another student – or if I feel it is necessary to do so -- I will do so for 10 minutes, after which I will bill according to my regular half-hourly rate.
4) The Turnagain Arts Building has rules of conduct for students while they attend lessons. It is my intention to encourage students to enjoy themselves and their music. In lessons, we are frequently loud and very active. That is part of the fun; however, all activity is directed, managed, and geared toward the musical lesson. Outside of class, students are expected to conduct themselves quietly and with appropriate behavior.
5) There are three waiting areas for students: the kitchen, and the main waiting room (down the hall from my studio), and The Brooke Marston Recital Hall (upstairs). Students are not allowed, at any time, to wait in areas of the building outside of these three areas, or to wait in the parking lot.
6) All students are required to wash their hands before their piano lesson. Please make every effort to assist your child with this task, especially following after-school/pre-lesson snacks. I have anti-bacterial soap lotion in the studio and will ask your child to wash his/her hands in the studio if this has not been done prior to the lesson.
7) The Turnagain Arts Building is a non-smoking facility. At all times, any smoking on the premises must be done at least 50 feet away from any ground floor studio window and/or building entrance.
Frozen Music Productions reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.