The lesson calendar runs from September through July and primarily follows the North Thurston School calendar. June and July are excellent months to take lessons as there is plenty of time to practice without the stress of homework. Lessons may serve to break up the boredom some children experience during the summer. Music is geared more toward student choice and lessons are more flexible. You may schedule your lesson earlier in the day if that suits you. The studio is closed all of August.    
                  Vacation Make- ups            

Please, let me know in advance of your vacation so we can collaborate on make up times. Summer is flexible and there are a lot  of "work arounds."


            Quitting For The Summer

If students do not come to lessons during the summer, but continue to pay tuition, their lesson timeslot is secured for September. If students quit for the summer, but do  not pay tuition, the timeslot is vacated and they must pay a re-enrollment fee upon return in the fall.
                                                               Withdrawing From The Studio
Withdrawal –A 30 day notice of withdrawal allows the studio time to fill the slot you are vacating. It is appreciated. There are no refunds for early withd Dismissal
In the event I would need to dismiss a student, it would be for one of more of the following reasons:
  • Lack of willingness to participate during lesson time.
  • Lack of diligence as to practice and lesson preparation.
  • Lack of dependability exhibited in persistent absences.
  • Lack of focus or disruptive behavior. Inability to stay seated.
  • Lack of consideration exhibited by being habitually late with tuition.