Policies and Procedures

Objectives of piano study

  • To expose students to a repertoire of a wide variety of styles and cultures
  • To teach correct technique at the piano and continually work on performance skills
  • To provide frequent exposure to music theory, sight-reading, listening, and playing with others
  • To foster practical skills that can be applied outside of the studio such as self discipline, goal setting, and self confidence

General information
Weekly lessons are offered in sessions of 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on the age and ability of the student. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in the two yearly recitals in winter and spring. Older students will also be encouraged to participate in the Solo and Ensemble spring festival.

Parental involvement in the students’ piano study is highly encouraged. Young beginning students require guided practice, especially if they cannot yet read. Young beginners should practice 15-20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Older children will not need guided practice, but your interest and involvement in their musical endeavors will be appreciated and beneficial to the student. Students taking 45 minute or 60 minute lessons should practice 45 minutes to an hour for 6 days of the week.

Make-Up Policy
Kaitlyn will reschedule lessons in event of any conflicts, emergencies, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances. Please be courteous by giving 24-hour notice in the event of a conflict. If notice is not given more than an hour before the scheduled lesson time, the lesson will not be made up.

Payment is made monthly and is due the first lesson of each month. A late fee of $5 will be charged if payment is not made by the second lesson of the month. There will be an additional $5 for each subsequent week of late payment. Cash or check are both accepted. Kaitlyn also offers a discount for multiple children in the same family.

General Courtesies
Please be ready for lessons at the scheduled time. Students will not be provided extra lesson time due to tardiness. Please also ensure that students have clean hands and short fingernails for practice and weekly lessons. We want curved fingers without nails clicking on the keys!