Studio Policies


Fees and Payments

Tuition is monthly: $100 for half-hour lessons, $150 for 50 minute lessons.  We offer a discount of $15 for AM lessons, as well as a $15 sibling discount. There is a one-time registration fee of $35 that covers all initial books and supplies.  Later materials will be billed accordingly. For your convenience, we send out email invoices on the 1st of the month which can be paid online or in person. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted.  All payments are due on the 1st of the month, or at the first lesson thereafter; a late fee of $15 will be charged after the 10th, and student will be dropped from the roster after a month of delinquency.  Please contact me if unique circumstances apply.  


Lesson Cancellations and Makeups

Lessons are weekly at the pre-arranged time.  Please arrive on time or a few minutes early.  Lessons will not be extended for late arrival – if you are more than 15 minutes late, lesson will be cancelled.  Please do NOT bring sick children to lessons!  Please notify me of any absences; if you call 24 hours in advance, every effort will be made to offer a makeup lesson.  Wood Music Studio follows the RRISD school calendar for holidays. Tuition is independent of attendance, and consistent lessons are vital to student development.  Excessive absence is cause for dismissal.  Please notify me of any extended absence and we can arrange a hold on tuition.  If I need to cancel a lesson, I will contact you using the student information form, by phone and email.  Again, every effort will be made to arrange a makeup lesson.


Withdrawal Procedures

Lessons are at the agreement of student and teacher.  If either wants to cease, the contract will be void at the end of the current month.   In certain cases, teacher may cancel immediately and refund any excess tuition.  You may withdraw and re-enroll for extended absences.  No Refunds offered for services rendered.


Outside the Studio

Student enjoyment and musical development only come with a certain dedication to practice and preparedness at lessons.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend lessons and participate in student practice.  Teacher and parents will discuss what a reasonable daily expectation is, and parents are responsible for helping the student achieve that goal.  It is essential that the student has access to a piano, or a high-quality keyboard for regular practice.  


Master Classes, Performance Opportunities

As the student advances, there is great benefit from participating in group playing or performance opportunities.  Master Classes allow students the pleasure of showing what they’ve learned, watching others progress and growing friendships with their peers. Performances offer goals to work towards, and often stimulate mastery and confidence. Participation is encouraged but optional.