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Char's Club Piano
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Studio Policies

In its years of existence, Char's Club Piano has grown in size and success! Today, Char's Club Piano is recognized as one of the top piano studios in the valley by following this formula:

Superb Teaching + Dedicated Students + Supportive Parents = Great Results

Philosophy and Mission

Location and Parking

The studio is located at 8736 E San Victor Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (87th St and Mountain View). Please park in the single car garage space or the cul de sac, never in front of the house.

Teacher Responsibilities

Parental Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Adult Students

Adult students may register for lessons by the term and can re-evaluate enrollment at the beginning of each term. Adult students will receive 17 private lessons each term and may choose to participate in any of the activities the youth students are offered if desired. These are not required.

Commitment

When students enroll, they are reserving their placement in the studio for the entire year. All students are expected to register for a minimum of 6 summer lessons bringing the total lessons for the year to 40. The enrollment agreement is a firm commitment and guarantees your place in the studio. Tuition is charged by the term and is payment for the student's whole course of music study, payable in advance by term or in monthly installments from August through July.

Registration Fee

Each youth student will be charged a yearly registration fee of $100 in July, which includes:

Adult students will be charged a registration fee of $50 in July.

Tuition

The year is divided into three terms, August — December, January — May, and May — July. Tuition is $775 per term per student. Summer term is $310 for 6 lessons over an 8-week period.

Tuition will include 17 lessons total, fourteen 45 minute private lessons for early morning students or 40 minute private lessons for afternoon students, and three one hour group lessons per term. Summer term will only be private lessons. Tuition may be paid in a lump sum of $775 per student, at the beginning of each term (preferred), or may be divided into five equal payments of $155.00 per student due on or before the first lesson of each month starting August 17. Families opting to pay monthly must pay using automatic bill pay from their banking institution or must provide the entire terms monthly payments in post-dated checks. Tuition is non-refundable. As with University tuition, piano lesson tuition is payable whether the student attends or not.

Group lessons enhance the private lesson and are held in lieu of the private lesson on group weeks. In group lessons we discuss composition techniques, study composers and music history, have performance opportunities, practice ear training skills and play music games that reinforce music theory concepts. Group lessons are one of the highlights of the studio experience...we have such fun and learn in ways that are impossible one-on-one. See calendar for dates at www.clubpiano.com.

Tuition Rebates

Students who complete four weeks of "Full Practice" the previous month will earn a practice rebate of $10.00 given to the student in cold hard cash at the first lesson of the month. To receive credit, the parent must verify that the student has completed an honest week's practice by signing their notebook and practice chart. Students must have all assignments current to qualify, including all theory and listening assignments completed.

What Tuition Covers

Tuition covers not only the contact time spent with the student, but also the time spent in preparation for the student:

Music Lending Library

The lending library adds variety to student repertoire. The music available will be supplementary only. All students will still be required to provide their own method books. This library will give students access to a wide selection of pieces without the added expense of acquiring music for a one-time event. The library fee is included in the Registration Fee. Students may check the music out as often as necessary, but must agree not to photocopy copyrighted material. Music must be returned in good condition. Damaged music will be replaced by the student.

Awards and Incentive Programs

All students have a place to record weekly practice in their piano notebook and may earn music money for each week of practice, which can be spent on prizes available at every lesson. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Keyboard Gymnastics Program, which rewards students who excel in the following areas: theory, ear-training, sight-reading, technic, performance, ensemble and creative project. To learn more about Keyboard Gymnastics of Phoenix, visit the website at www.clubpiano.com

Cancelled Lessons and Makeup Lessons

Please understand that the tuition you pay reserves an exclusive weekly time in the schedule for your child. Unlike a doctor or a hairdresser, I cannot re-sell that time nor will I create extra teaching time in which to give lessons.

Unavoidable Conflicts and Swap List

Please use the Swap List (found in the front of each studentís piano notebook) for any unavoidable conflict; i.e. your student has a sporting event, doctor's appointment, birthday party; use the Swap List if you don't want to miss that lesson. The family that is exchanging the lesson needs to let me know the exchange information. If you do not want your phone number released on the swap list, please notify me. No credits are given for lessons the student chooses to miss.

Performance

There are several opportunities for performance during the year. All youth students are expected to perform on at least two of these dates. Out of courtesy to other performers, plan to stay for the entire recital. This teaches respect toward the efforts of all performers to listen to the achievements of others and to expand and broaden their knowledge of repertoire. Students/Families leaving early will not receive credit for having attended. Recitals will not exceed one hour in duration.

Practicing

Terminating Lessons

The teacher may terminate lessons due to negative behavior, failure to practice, or failure to comply with studio etiquette.† Terminating lessons†before the end of the year (September through July) must be by mutual agreement between the teacher and parent.† Any termination†initiated by the parent or student requires 1 month WRITTEN†and PAID TUITION notice.

Video Recordings

During private/group lessons and performances, the teacher reserves the right to use video recording or take photographs of students for use in lesson demonstration, advertising materials, and studio-owned websites. Photos taken by the teacher or that are shared with the teacher by other parents or students become the property of the studio and can be used at the discretion of the teacher in regards to the studio. The studio follows online safety rules in this matter.

Studio Facebook Page

The studio has a closed group on Facebook to share video performances and activities. Please join to see what weíre doing! https://www.facebook.com/groups/434587376654683/#_=_

STUDENT/PARENT/TEACHER AGREEMENT

We have read and agree to adhere to these policies. We recognize that failing to follow these policies will limit our success and could end our association with the studio of Char's Club Piano.

 

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