Music Well, LLC Policies, Updated 8/17/2023
If sick, in person lessons will be canceled, rescheduled, or changed to online lessons
Mask is optional for indoor lessons/classes
Stay home when sick and self-report signs or symptoms, online lessons are available
Mask is optional for indoor lessons/classes
Hands washed before and after the lesson; hand sanitizer available for frequent use
No eating or drinking during lessons
Cleaned and sanitized daily and between student lessons, including piano keys, commonly touched areas
Air flow & Air quality: We have installed double UV Lights into our furnace/air system along with the MERV13 filter to improve air quality and kill mold, bacteria, germs & viruses of various sizes (July 31, 2020) Also installed is an iWave-R Residential Air Cleaner, air purification system (March 2021).
- For indoor lessons & classes, only the student will stay inside for lessons (parents & siblings may drop students at the door)
If a child becomes sick while at the lesson, the parent will be notified and the child will go home
Come back to in person piano lessons when you’re healthy, online lessons are available
Absence and Make-Up Lessons
If parent reports child illness or symptoms, on-line lessons are an option for same day/time. No separate in person make-up lesson will be planned.
No make-up lessons are given for missed lessons due to vacations, forgetting, or other unplanned absences
Planned absences can take advantage of a lesson swap with another student within the same week
If Verona Area public school is closed due to bad weather, we may also be closed. Parents will be notified by 8:30 am for morning classes. Parents will be notified by noon for afternoon lessons. No make-up lessons will be given, however, families have the option to attend lesson virtually on the same day. If public school is operating on a delayed schedule, we will be open and classes will run on their regular schedule.
For outdoor classes - inclement weather, class will be moved indoor and a virtual class experience will also be offered.
Piano Lesson Content
- Family/student materials will be used for lessons & at home
Both student & teacher will have a copy of all music and piano books
Lessons may include:
Rhythms & patterns, steady beat activities
Tones & patterns, vocalizing solo and as a group
Playing the piano; assigned lesson materials & improvisations
Listening activities, listening & responding to music
Student input, feedback, and creativity
Creating & collaborating
Private, Partner & Group Pre-Piano and Piano:
Siblings in piano lessons, private or group, receive 10% tuition credit
CANCELLATIONS, MISSED LESSONS, WEATHER:
There is not a reimbursement for missed lessons. If you know that you will be gone, please try to make arrangements to trade lesson times with a fellow student. Contact me for names & numbers. If I (teacher) need to cancel lessons/classes for any reason, make-up lessons will be offered or credit given for missed lesson/class.
If the Verona School District has weather cancellation, piano lessons may be canceled with no make-up, however, a virtual lesson may be arranged for same day and time.
If there is a delay of school, lessons will follow the regular schedule.
I understand that sport schedules cause changes throughout the year. We'll need to make adjustments as needed.
COMMITMENTS & PRACTICE ROUTINE:
Classes for Children Under 4
Siblings receive 10% class/lesson tuition discount for enrollment in the same class of similar age grouping. Contact Beth for pricing of sibling "tag alongs."
Please try to be one time. Being present during the "greeting" song affirms your child as a person; you won't want to miss that opportunity.
Dress for “moving and dancing!”
Outdoor classes - please bring a blanket for your family, family pods spaced apart at the discretion of each family. Masks are optional.
Indoor classes will occur when the weather is inclemental and masks are optional. Virtual class will remain an option during inclement weather.
Food, toys or other "distractions" often cause problems rather than provide comfort when brought into music class. Since another child might want your child’s drink or stuffed animal, it is often easier to leave those things at home or in the car.
Purchase Family Materials which come with an instrument pack. Special instruments like drums or other percussion instruments will be supplied for one time use and returned to an instrument tub for cleaning.
Understand that all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Some children will be quiet in class, others will be active. Some children will do everything perfectly at home, but not in class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so check your comparisons at the door and let the music work it's magic!
NON-REFUNDABLE Cancelation Policy
By registering for lessons or classes, you are enrolling your child for a full program. Classes are by sessions or semesters. These are paid in full per semester or per class session at the beginning of the program (due date will be listed). Piano lessons are full school year. For piano, payments can be made monthly, by semester or by the full lesson year.