Lesson Policies

Scheduling and Billing
Private lessons are arranged by semester or trial basis. The lesson fee is $35 for an ongoing 30-minute lesson. The lesson fee for a one-time, 30-minute trial lesson is $40.

Fall – 15 lessons, August 29-December 21, 2016, $525, due August 15 (or, Aug. 15 and Oct. 15 for two payments of $262.50 each)
Spring – 20 lessons, January 9-June 8, 2017, $700, due December 15 (or, Dec. 15 and Feb. 15 for two payments of $350 each)
Summer – 6 lessons, July 10-August 23, 2017, $210, due June 1 (no multiple payments)

If you start lessons past the beginning of a semester, your lessons fees will be pro-rated. You may start at any time provided there is space available. When you sign-up for a semester you are agreeing to pay for all lessons in the semester and will be held financially liable for all lessons whether paid in one or more payments.

All lessons will take place at Leechford Music, 216 East Chatham Street, Suite 101, Cary, NC 27511.

Lesson fees are non-refundable. Accepted forms of payment for lessons are credit/debit cards or cash.

Hours for 2016-1017

Monday 3-8pm
Tuesday 3-6pm
Wednesday 3-6pm
Thursdays 3-6pm (Fall/Spring only)

Holidays for 2016-2017 (no lessons)

Labor Day – September 5
Thanksgiving Week – November 21-24
Spring Break – April 10-13
Memorial Day – May 29

Make-up Lessons
Students are allowed a total of 2 make-up lessons each for both Fall and Spring semesters and 1 make-up lesson for summer semester. Missed lessons must be made up within 30 days of the absence or they will be forfeit. Make-up days will be scheduled on Fridays or Saturdays at least once a month. A make-up lesson will only be granted if prior notice of absence is given at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson time or if I miss a lesson. No exceptions. Please contact me ASAP if you will be unable to attend your scheduled lesson.

Inclement weather policy – I will follow the Wake County Public school cancellation decisions for inclement weather and make-up lessons will be granted. But, I will address each cancellation on a case by case basis. If it is possible for both student and teacher to make it to the scheduled lessons, the lesson will proceed as planned. But, you will not be obligated to attend the lesson.

Student Responsibilities

  • Practice at least 150 minutes a week on materials presented at the lesson
  • Bring required books and supplies to every lesson
  • Keep your instrument, reeds, and mouthpiece clean
  • Maintain a practice journal and bring to every lesson

Required Supplies

  • Instrument, mouthpiece, ligature, neck strap, etc.
  • At least four reeds in good condition and a reed case
  • 3-ring binder w/pockets dedicated to the lesson materials.
  • Metronome/Tuner for use at home
  • Music stand for use at home