Studio Policy


Lessons include music theory and ear-training, along with practical piano skills and techniques. Students should be punctual and prepared for each lesson and bring all required materials. Editions of scores must be instructor approved. Lessons may be cut short if those requirements are not met.


Cancelled lessons will not be refunded or credited to the next  term.

Three cancelled lessons in Fall and Spring term and two cancelled lessons in winter term may be rescheduled. Make-up lessons can be scheduled any time during the same term.

Please give at least 3 days’ notice for conflicting activities if students wish to have a make-up lesson. Instructors are not obligated to give make-up lessons if their schedules do not permit. 

For emergencies or sudden illnesses, please notify your instructor as soon as possible. The earlier the notice, the more likely a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

Students requiring travel may be asked to come to the studio for their make-up lessons with no travel fee refund.


An extended absence may be requested, with at least a month’s notice, if a family vacation of more than two weeks is planned outside of the studio winter break.

Students may use the number of allowed cancelled lessons for that term wisely to create their own extended absences. The earlier the notice, the more allowance for make-up lessons.


We hold a studio recital at least once a year. Participation is not mandatory, but students are highly encouraged to perform and attend. Other performance opportunities include music festivals and competitions.


We are very careful with the treatment of musical exams such as the Royal Conservatory of Music. Only students who are highly motivated with a specific purpose will be approved to take them.


If a student/parent decides to withdraw from lessons, please give at least a month’s notice. In the case of immediate withdrawal, the month’s fees will not be refunded. For students paying by term, the refund will be prorated. Cancelled lessons which have not been made up upon termination will not be included in the refund.

The instructor also reserves the right to discontinue lessons should any issues arise, and will give a month’s notice as well.