I stumbled upon this studio policy by a local teacher from a few decades back. I’m struck by the generosity, which overrides an attempt to keep some sense of studio management.
This is an inspiration. Perhaps some of us have gone too far the other direction. Too strict about the no make-up policy. Too unforgiving of the stuff of life that sometimes gets in the way. A little kindness and generosity feels good all around.
“Registration is made for the school year. The term, which will extend from September to June inclusive, will comprise a minimum of 36 weekly lessons…
Students may, if they wish, stop at the termination of 36 lessons… Students wishing to continue after the 36 lessons until the end of June may do so with no extra charge. Senior students are encouraged to do so as a three month break is too long for a serious student.
There is no charge for extra lessons needed at Exam, Festival or Recital time.
Wherever possible, 24 hours’ notice would be appreciated if the student is to miss a lesson… I will be happy to try and change the occasional lesson with another student, for any reason, at a time convenient to both, but sufficient notice, if possible would be appreciated.
A student’s musical growth and happiness are my greatest concern. Students should be encouraged to enjoy their accomplishments by playing for family, friends, school and church functions. Accompanying singers, choirs, and instrumentalists is of invaluable help to the student. Please inform and consult me so that I may advise and possibly give extra time.”