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Studio Policy

Student Responsibilities

  • Daily practice is required.

  • Practicing must be quality in nature.

  • If a student consistently shows up unprepared for lessons, there is no guarantee of continuing lessons.

  • Always try your best and keep a positive attitude.

  • Use the restroom, wash your hands, get a drink, eat a snack, and trim your fingernails before entering your lesson.

  • Bring your instrument, music, practice notebook, and any other needed supplies to all lessons.

  • Take care of your instrument. Make sure your hands are clean when you practice. After practicing, wipe your cello down with a soft cloth and remember to loosen your bow. If you notice damage to your instrument let me or your parents know. 


Parent Responsibilities

  • Be on time with monthly payments.

  • Make sure your student is prompt to all lessons, and that you are on time for pick up after lessons. If you are late for the lesson, there is no guarantee that we can still have a full lesson. If you are consistently late picking up your student, there is no guarantee of continuing lessons.

  • Please use me as a resource for information if you notice your cello needs repair, or if you are considering buying a new instrument.

  • Feel free to come to me with your questions or concerns regarding lessons. Open communication is important for providing productive lessons.


Teacher Responsibilities

  • Always do my best and keep a positive attitude.

  • Be specific with assignments and expectations for the week.

  • Give detailed practicing ideas and techniques in order to support quality practice.

  • Answer any questions that the student or parents may have.  Keep communication open.

  • Be prompt to all lessons

  • Keep current with resources concerning sheet music, instrument repair, and instrument supplies.

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