Lessons and Scheduling
Students may enroll for lessons at any time, and, after the second lesson, are expected to remain enrolled for the entire academic year. Lessons will take place at the teacher's studio or at a predetermined location.
Lessons will be held weekly for the fall semester (August through December) and the spring semester (January through May). Summer lessons are required while both the student and teacher are in town, but with flexible scheduling.
Tuition and Payment
Tuition reserves the student's weekly time slot in the teacher's schedule throughout the year and is required regardless of attendance.
60 min. lesson = $40
45 min. lesson = $30
30 min. lesson = $20
Scholarships are available on a case by case basis.
Tuition is paid monthly and is calculated by multiplying the lesson rate by 4 weeks (3 or 5 weeks for certain months). Additional lessons are allowed based on the teacher's availability.
Tuition is to be paid in advance at the last lesson of each month (or first lesson for new students). Tuition is payable by cash or check. Checks are to be made out to "Danny Ibarra".
Tardiness and Rescheduling
The student will contact the teacher by phone/text if they expect to be late for a scheduled lesson.
If a student arrives after their scheduled lesson time has begun, the teacher will complete the lesson in the remaining portion of the time slot. Additional time for student tardiness is not guaranteed.
If the teacher arrives after a scheduled lesson has begun, the teacher will give additional time past the time slot to compensate for their tardiness with mutual acceptance of the student's schedule.
Students needing to reschedule a lesson should let the teacher know at least one week in advance to ensure a time slot.
Students must cancel lessons by phone or email with at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations are considered excused for illness, family emergency, or severe weather (public school closures). Excused cancellations with sufficient notification will be given a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month. No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification will not be given make-up lessons or lesson credits.
The teacher may need to reschedule or cancel a lesson due to illness, family emergency, or performance engagements. In this case, the teacher will provide a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month.
Excused cancellations will be given make-up lessons within the month or as soon as possible. If a student cannot attend a scheduled make-up lesson, the lesson will be considered forfeited. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. If a make-up lesson is not possible, an extra lesson will be given the following month.
Students are expected to bring all necessary materials to their lessons. This includes their instrument, shoulder rest, rosin, cleaning cloth, assigned music, lesson notebook, and a pencil. Music is not included in tuition and will need to be purchased as needed.