Sharon's Piano Studio
Sharon's Piano Studio
Sharon's Piano Studio
Sharon's Piano Studio

Piano Policy

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.

 

        Student

  • 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.

     

    Parent

  • 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.

     

    Teacher

  • 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, 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.

  • In the event of inclement weather, lessons will be held at the regular lesson time through phone and/or email.
  • Tuition pays for a consistent weekly time-slot rather than flexible lessons.

Piano Tuition

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.