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Piano Lessons

Information and Policies

LOCATIONS:

I offer private lessons in Souderton, PA on Mondays and in Wyncote, PA on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  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 

Click here for a detailed lesson date list

Souderton (30 per year)

Length of Lesson       Monthly Payment     Yearly Payment
30 minutes                 $100                        $850 (save $50!)
45 minutes                 $150                        $1,250 (save $100!)
60 minutes                 $200                        $1,700 (save $100!)

Wyncote (36 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 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 ~ 2018-2019

For private lesson schedule detail, click here.

 

Monday, September 10          Lessons Begin

Wednesday, September 26    Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, October 1                Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, October 8               Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 24        Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, November 5            Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, November 12          Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, November 28    Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, December 3           Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, December 10         Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Monday, December 17          Studio Christmas Recital 6:30PM-8:30PM

                                           Generations Senior Center- Telford 

 

Monday, January 7                Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, January 14              Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, January 23        Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, February 4              Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, February 11             Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, February 27       Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, March 4                   Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, March 11                  Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 27           Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, April 1                    Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, April 8                    Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, April 24            Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

 

Monday, May 6                    Souderton Group I (Week 1) 6:30PM

Monday, May 13                   Souderton Groups II & III (Week 2) 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 22             Wyncote Beginner Group (Week 4) 6:00PM

Saturday, May 25                 Studio Spring Recital 6:30-8:30PM