Policies

Welcome to voice lessons and a magical musical journey!

Welcome to voice and piano lessons. You are beginning a magical journey. My lifetime of study has allowed me to synthesize all that I have learned in performances from New York City to California. I am clear and fair in my performance studio policy. Please ask questions during the times listed below.

Tuition
Lessons are $30.00 per half hour.  This is payable at the beginning of each month for the full month.

Attendance
Regular attendance at weekly lessons is important to your musical growth and vocal progress.

Canceling a lesson
Sometimes things happen that we can't foresee. An emergency, illness or breakdown of your car can happen. If so, we will try to make up the lesson that week. If you cancel the make-up lesson that week (which is time I have allotted out of my schedule), I do not have to schedule a third time.

Organization
You should bring to your lessons a three-ring binder notebook to hold your music. I post mp3 files for practice on my website.

Practice Time
This should be a minimum of 20 minutes for new students and will grow to 30 minutes a day as your study progresses in the first years. I will be e-mailing you musical articles about motivational exercises for practice. Voice and piano study is a lonely sport. There isn't a team to rely on out on the field. I try to make this fun. If your child resists practicing, please call me on the phone during daytime hours. Feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail during phone or email during the day between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. I am teaching after those hours in the evening. I do not want to use your child's lesson time to discuss progress. I will prepare a weekly evaluation sheet to provide feedback so you and your child will be able to gauge what areas need improvement. I'll bring my sense of humor. That, along with regular practice, will make this a marvelous artistic journey.