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Piano Lessons

Information and Policies

LOCATIONS:

I am now interviewing for fall 2019 lessons in Wyncote, PA. Lessons will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings. For information on lessons at the Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy, click here.

 

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MISSED LESSONS: 

There are no refunds for lessons missed by the student.  Lessons missed because of an emergency or illness will be made up as the schedule allows or during make-up weeks.  Lessons missed by the teacher will be made up or refunded.  Please avail yourself of the student lesson exchange program.  This allows you the flexibility to switch lessons with another students should a conflict arise.

RECITALS, GROUP LESSONS & COMPETITIONS:

Two recitals are scheduled each year.  Group lessons are held on a monthly basis (please see calendar of events).  Opportunities for Guild and GPSA events will also be available throughout the year.

INSTRUMENT & MUSIC:

Each student must have an acoustic piano that is kept in good working order (no keyboards or digital pianos, please) and tuned a minimum of once a year.  Each family should own a metronome.  Students are expected to purchase their own music within the week it was assigned.

WITHDRAWAL:

Families enrolling in this program make a commitment to complete the studio year.  Should you need to terminate lessons for emergency reasons, please inform me as soon as possible.  Payment of all lessons up to that point, as well as for at least four lessons after that time, is required.   

PARENTAL OBSERVATION:

Parents are expected to listen attentively and take practice notes in the lessons of students under the age of thirteen.  There may be times when we ask a parent to sit in on an older student’s lesson, especially if the student needs particular help or encouragement.

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PRACTICING: 

Students are asked to bring a three-ring binder and all music to each lesson.  Weekly practice plans are provided.  It is the parent’s responsibility to write careful notes about each assignment.  It is the student’s responsibility to carefully practice each assignment.  Progress cannot be made if a student is not practicing daily- if an assignment is unclear, please contact me right away.  Practice tips are always available!

CONTACT ME:

We are always available to answer practice questions and offer tips and encouragement.  If canceling a lesson the same day, please call and leave a message.  You may notify us by e-mail if giving more than 24 hours notice. waggonermusic@gmail.com

 

Tuition & Fees 

Wyncote (35 per year)

Length of Lesson       Monthly Payment     Yearly Payment
30 minutes                 $120                        $1,030 (save $50!)
45 minutes                 $180                        $1,520 (save $100!)
60 minutes                 $240                        $2,060 (save $100!)


❖   Fall registration is $50 per student and $30 for each additional student in the family.
     This fee is non-refundable and due with the fall registration form.

 

❖    Tuition maybe paid on a monthly or yearly basis.  There is a discount for paying the year in advance.

 

❖    Please make tuition checks payable to Rebekah Waggoner.

 

❖    Monthly tuition for the coming month is due on the last day of the month.  Tuition not paid before the first of the month will be subject to a $10 a week late fee.  Please notify me in advance with questions.

 

❖   Monthly tuition has been figured based on the total number of lessons in the year and divided by the nine teaching months (September-May).  Tuition remains the same regardless of how many lessons are in the month (i.e. There are five lessons in March, but only three in December.). 

 

❖    Think of tuition as “rent” to assure your time slot in the studio.  Even if you cannot come, your slot is still being “rented”!

 

❖    There are two make-up weeks planned into the calendar year.  No make-up lessons or tuition reimbursements will be occur outside of those make-up weeks, except as allowed within the regular teaching calendar.

Private Studio Calendar ~ 2019-2020

For private lesson schedule detail, click here.

 

Monday, September 9 Fall Semester Begins

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group I

Wednesday, October 23, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group II

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00PM-7:00PM Combined Studio Group

November 25-30 Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00-7:00PM Combined Studio Group Christmas Party!

December 23-January 3 Studio Closed for Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 8, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group I

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group II

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group I

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group II

Sunday, March 8 GPSA Graduation Dress Rehearsals at Settlement Music School, Germantown

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group I

Sunday, March 15 GPSA Graduation Recitals at Settlement Music School, Germantown

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group II

Wednesday, April 8, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group I

Wednesday, April 22, 6:00PM-7:00PM Studio Group II

Wednesday, May 13, 6:00PM-7:00PM Combined Studio Group 

Saturday, May 16, 6:30PM Spring Studio Recital at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Glenside