Studio Policy

Studio Guidelines
Lesson fees may be paid by term. Term payments are due at the first lesson of these months: September, December, and March.
Whilst term payments are preferred, I will accept 10 post-dated cheques (dated the first of each month from September to June), to be given to me in September.
Receipts can be provided upon request.
As per the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teacher Association policies, missed lessons are not rescheduled.  Payment is required for missed lessons.
If I am required to cancel a lesson, it may be rescheduled at the convenience of both parties.  If the student is not able to reschedule this before the end of June term, the lesson is forfeit.
The standard lesson year is September to June. I teach a summer term to interested students, if students and parents are interested.
If lessons are discontinued before the end of the term, payment is required for the month (4 weeks) following the given notification.


Requirements for lessons
Firstly, it is very important to have a decent instrument. It is hard to learn anything if one has an uncooperative or unplayable instrument. If you are not sure about how to choose clarinet or piano, talk to me.
It is also important to take care of one’s instrument. Just like a person, an instrument must also have checkups regularly. One’s piano should be tuned at least once a year. A clarinet, also, needs a regular check up to keep it in good playing condition.
Other materials required for lessons include:
Music/Lesson Books
A pencil
Notebook/binder for teacher’s notes
A bag or music folder to protect music from wear and tear.
Clarinettists also need appropriate reeds, reed holder, clarinet swab, and cork grease. These are all available at the local music stores are necessary items.