Teaching Options & Payment Plans:
I offer private individual lessons, private lessons on a semester plan, and individual or group lessons for your organization.
  1. Individual Lessons: Lessons are offered as one hour, 45 minute, and 30 minute periods. Individual lessons will be available when I have an open time slot.
  2. Payment is due at the time of the lesson. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise the full fee will be due.
  3. Please contact me concerning your group, school, or organization lessons.
  1. Student Cancellations and make-ups:
    1. Individual lessons must be cancelled by the student at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid being charged for the lesson time.
    2. Students may make up one private lesson per semester, provided that you notify me at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. The make-up time will be scheduled for a mutually agreed-upon date and time.
  2. Teacher Absence:
    1. If I must cancel a lesson due to professional obligations, illness, or emergencies, I will attempt to make up that lesson with you at a mutually agreed-upon time.
    2. If I have any schedule conflicts at the start of the semester, your lesson fee will be prorated accordingly. The new fee and schedule will be reflected in your contract.
    3. In case of inclement weather, please call to see if I am teaching; I do not follow public school closings.
  3. Student Requirements:
    1. Practice: Aim for 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each practice session (beginner practice times may be less). As we work, you will learn a routine of warm-ups, technical exercises and repertoire study. Remember, you are programming new thoughts and muscle coordinations that require practice. Quality is more important than quantity; if your time is limited, do some focused vocal exercises for 10 minutes. Remember, the regularity and quality of your practice has everything to do with your improvement as a singer.
    2. Students should arrive on time with all their current music and a recording device, if needed. (While always useful, a recording device is not necessary if the student possesses solid keyboard skills and has a piano with which to practice.)
    3. Practice materials: Students should have access to a pitch producing instrument (preferably a piano or keyboard) for obtaining starting pitches for exercise and learning music. If necessary, a pitch pipe will suffice. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books and should come with a notebook of staff paper for recording exercises and comments.
    4. Each semester, there will be one studio recital (students only) or full recital with invited guests (usually at the end of the year). Participation is optional, although strongly encouraged!

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