studio policy

Welcome!

I look forward to beginning lessons with you/your child. I offer weekly 30, 45, & 60 minute lessons. As a traveling music teacher, I provide the convenience of teaching my students in their homes.

Teaching Philosophy

Every student is unique. Every student responds differently to music. And every student deserves a positive music education experience that blends their learning method and musical style. As your teacher, I will come alongside you in your musical journey and help cultivate a love for music. In addition, I aim to teach life lessons in professionalism, responsibility, work ethic, and integrity – all while mastering your instrument!

My teaching style combines classical technique with modern methods. I believe that music lessons should be fun, and I make sure that my students learn in an environment that is uplifting and motivating.

 

What can you expect from me?

  • Specially tailored lesson plans that promote a successful pace for each student
  • Positive, constructive teaching style
  • An encouraging learning environment
  • Honest feedback on student progress

What do I expect from my students?

  • A respectful, positive learning attitude
  • Dedication to practice
  • Well-prepared music and completed assignments for each lesson
  • Open communication with me about progress and expectations

Tuition Information

Tuition must be paid in full at the first lesson of each month.

Payment options: Venmo/Zelle, Check (payable to: Badie Khaleghian) or Cash.

What does my tuition pay for?

  • Lesson time
  • Travel
  • Preparation for each lesson
  • Printed materials

(Please Note: book fees and recital fees are not included in the tuition)

Tuition Rates

My studio runs 48 weeks out of the year (one week off at Thanksgiving, one week off at Christmas, and 2 weeks off to be used at my discretion). Tuition is as follows:

  • 30 minute lesson:  $160 per month
  • 45 minute lesson:  $240 per month
  • 60 minute lesson:  $300 per month

Tuition calculation: lesson rate x 48 weeks ÷ 12 months

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
All lessons will be paid for, regardless of attendance. No make-up lessons, refunds, or discounts will be provided for students who miss lessons. The tuition paid reserves an exclusive weekly time for the student. Unlike certain other professions, the teacher cannot resell that time nor can the teacher create extra teaching time in which to give lessons. Parents and students are therefore requested to choose a lesson day/time which works consistently with their schedule.

Any lesson that the teacher has to cancel will be made up.

Students who are ill should not come to lessons. The teacher reserves the right to send a student home if they arrive ill and/or are contagious to others.

Missed lesson time may be made up in other ways beneficial to the student (see below):

Studio Class: These classes are held periodically throughout the school year. Besides serving as a valuable group experience for the students to perform and interact with their peers in a fun musical atmosphere, studio classes may also serve as make-up lesson time. These classes are “free of charge” (not included in the tuition).

Lesson Swap:  in the occasion of an unavoidable missed lesson, students may choose to swap lesson times with another student for that week. Lesson swap rules are below to ensure an easy process:

  1. The teacher must be informed prior to and after arranging a swap (text or email notification is fine).
  2. Should 2 people arrive at once, the student whose lesson is normally at that time receives the lesson.
  3. No make-up lessons will be given if any confusion arises.
  4. The lesson must take place during the same week as the student’s normal lesson day/time, not during a later week.

FaceTime or Skype lesson is another viable option for the week if the roads are impassible due to inclement weather, or if a student is ill but feels well enough to play.


TERMINATION OF LESSONS:  
It is expected that students will commit to lessons for the entire year. However, if for any reason the parent/student decides to terminate lessons, one (1) month’s advance notice of lesson termination is requested; this way proper arrangements can be made for appropriate conclusion of the student’s piano study.

The teacher reserves the right to terminate lessons if there is unpaid tuition, an excessive amount of student absences, or if the student demonstrates the inability to practice consistently and/or continually shows up to lessons unprepared.

SUMMER SESSION: 
Summer Session (exact dates TBA) is separate from the academic year and will be billed separately. Students are guaranteed a spot in the studio for the upcoming year if they enroll in a minimum of five (5) summer lessons. More information regarding Summer Session will be provided during the Spring semester.

PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS:
Students must have an instrument at home to practice on. A piano is necessary for proper technical and musical progress.

DAILY PRACTICE is expected and required for consistent progress. Parents should help their child include piano practice in their daily routine, and will receive guidance on how to support their child’s practice at home.

Parents and students are encouraged to contact me during the week if there are any questions regarding assignments or regarding practice.  It is always better to get a question answered before the next lesson, rather than waiting until the lesson! Texts, emails, and video clips are always welcome.

Badie Khaleghian

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Teaching Philosophy