Studio Policy

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Tuition Schedule & Policy

Debbie Lee Piano Studio

​Weekly Lesson      Monthly Tuition 
30 min.(Intro to Piano)  $130
45 min.                         $195
60 min.                         $260
90 min.                         $380

PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTOR  &  COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
LOCATED IN CAMAS, WA

Debbie Lee Piano Studio

The monthly tuition is based on 42 lessons per year (approximately 36 lessons during the school year and 6 lessons in the summer). It remains fixed regardless of the number of lessons taught during the month, including summer months. The tuition includes weekly private lessons, annual registration fee, annual adjudications fee, recital fee, workshops, and the lending library fee. 


The tuition payment is due in advance by the first of each month. There will be a $25 late fee for tuition not paid by the 10th of the month (No exceptions).  

OTHER FEES  
Students are responsible for their primary books, fees for festivals, masterclasses, summer institutes, and other events alike.

NEW STUDENTS AND PARENTS 
All new students and parents are welcomed for consultations and observations before the registration. All new students and the parents must attend the orientation meeting before the first lesson (a $75/hr fee is required for the teacher's time).  


PARENT PARTICIPATIONS 
As “home teachers,” parents are an essential part of the learning triangle (teacher -parent-student). Please attend lessons with the student regularly and supervise daily home practices. Taking notes and video/audio recordings during lessons are permitted and recommended to help both student and parent recall the previous week’s lesson and the records of progress. To equip the parents to be the best home teachers, I’ll offer parent discussion meetings throughout the year.


WEEKLY LESSONS

The weekly lessons are given in thirty (30), forty-five (45), sixty (60), ninety (90) minute increments depending on the student's level. Thirty-minute lessons are designed for students with no prior piano studies, and the curriculum may last 3 to 6 months.  The students with previous piano lesson experiences receive forty-five minutes or longer lessons to cover all materials adequately.


ATTENDANCE & MISSED LESSONS
Please be on time for your lesson, and tardiness to the lesson is a loss of instruction time. Cancellations by the student must be notified to the teacher at least 24 hours before the lesson by a text/phone call at (971)263-7263 or email at 

DebbieLeePianoStudio@gmail.com. Students are charged for all lessons they register,  including those missed by the student. Missed lessons without proper advance notice, including sickness, emergencies, and inclement weather, will not be made-up, nor tuition refunded. All teacher absences or cancellations due to professional obligations, the teacher's illness, or emergencies will be made up. Rescheduled lessons are arranged at a mutually convenient time for the student and the teacher. 


ILLNESS POLICY 
Please do not bring sick children to their lessons. When illness occurs, call the teacher to inform the situation. Without 24-hour advance notice, missed lessons due to illness will not be made up nor credited.

STUDIO HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day
Spring Break (1 week)

Memorial Day
Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Break (Wed.-Fri.)
Winter Break (2 weeks)
Teacher Personal Time Off (TBA)
Teacher training (TBA)


STUDIO WITHDRAWAL POLICY
When a student needs to withdraw from the studio due to relocation or any other reasons, 30-day advance notice is required so the teacher can make an arrangement to fill the opening.