Excellent piano instruction begins and is best maintained with a complete triangle of responsibility. When the student, parent, and teacher each fulfill their roles, the student has the best opportunity for learning and growth, musically and personally.
Arrive at lessons ready to learn and play the piano.
Play the piano at least three to five days a week. A day’s practice/homework should equal at least the length of the lessons. Younger students may modify accordingly.
In practice and performance, use your diligence, imagination, and all of your senses to play to the best of your ability.
Memorize and share your music at recitals, adjudications, retirement homes, and with family and friends.
Keep fingernails neatly trimmed.
Take an active interest in your child’s repertoire and piano experiences.
Provide a consistent time and a quiet, calm place for thoughtful practice at a well-maintained keyboard or piano.
See that your child arrives punctually at lessons with all materials.
Read and keep the policy and semester schedule.
Prepare weekly lesson plans that take into account each student’s learning strengths, physical and musical abilities, and long and short term goals.
Evaluate teaching through video recording and adjudications.
Communicate with parents and students.
Choose and create appropriate learning materials for students.
Invest in and study beginning, intermediate, and advanced repertoire.
Practice students’ and one’s own repertoire.
Maintain professionalism through continued education, national music teacher membership, music teacher certification, and teacher conferences.
Lesson Attendance and Makeup Policy
Lessons occur weekly at a predetermined day/time.
Lessons will not be extended in order to accommodate for late arrival or lack of readiness on the part of the student.
Lessons missed due to student’s conflicting activities will not be rescheduled or reimbursed.
If a student will not make a lesson, as often as possible, please notify the teacher at least twenty-four hours in advance.
Tuition pays for a consistent weekly time-slot rather than flexible lessons.
Tuition is due at the first lesson of each semester.
Books and resources are included with a $45 application fee and form.
Payment may be made to Sharon's Piano Studio by cash, check, or Square.