• Payment for lessons may be made on a monthly or weekly basis. A statement will be sent out after the first of each month with payment to be due by the 15th of each month. A 5% late fee will be added if payment is past due over 30 days from date of statement.
  • Lesson fees are $30.00 per ½-hour lesson, $35.00 per 45-minute lesson, $45.00 per 1-hour lesson. These rates effective as of January 1, 2017.
  • Students must notify instructor of a lesson cancellation a minimum of 6 hours prior to lesson time. If at least 6 hours’ notice is given, then a make-up lesson will be scheduled at the earliest possible date, or the fee will be credited to the next month’s lessons. If less than 6 hours' notice is given, students will be charged for the scheduled lesson and no make-up lesson will be given. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Generally, there are no lessons on school holidays. By arrangement between the student and instructor, lessons may continue during school holidays and summer vacation.
  • The student is responsible for bringing all materials to each lesson including a notebook for recording lesson assignments. Their instrument should be maintained to play in good working order.
  • A weekly practice time amount is not required. I do this because I know that students have full schedules, and many constraints on their time. However, I do believe that if a student has requested private lessons, then they are motivated to achieving higher standards, and therefore, committing to a regular practice routine in order to achieve the most benefit from the lessons. At each lesson the student and I will formulate a practice plan which includes warm-ups, tone studies, technical exercises, method materials or études, and solo repertoire. All practice materials will be chosen to meet the student’s specialized needs. I am extremely supportive of a student's participation in school music programs, and am willing to provide additional instruction on any school assignments they may be given. However, students participating in school music ensembles should also expect private lessons to cover material not covered in band, and should be prepared to go beyond "school demands" of the flute.