Summer Piano Lessons 2018
Why Summer Music Lessons?
Let’s face it. If you think about it, you learned so much this past school year! We don’t stop often enough to reflect on how far we’ve come. If you really think about the difficulty of music you were playing last fall, (or whenever you started), and the difficulty of music you can play now, you would probably be impressed with just how much you’ve improved in a few months.
Unfortunately, in music, if you do not keep practicing, your skills will start to backslide. Students who do not take lessons over the summer generally need a substantial amount of review once they return to lessons in the fall; taking lessons and practicing throughout the summer months can avoid this.
On the other hand…it is SUMMER! No school, longer days and freedom! There is swimming, vacations and time to do absolutely nothing at all! I totally get that, however I believe that we can combine the relaxation of summer AND continue to maintain and advance every student’s music abilities.
Since summer is less scheduled, there is more time to practice and advance. We can learn fun music that the students choose to work on. Kids need a bit of structure in the summer, and music lessons are a great way to do this.
Summer Music Lesson Schedule
Note: There will be a $15.00 registration/materials fee per student, added to the summer tuition, regardless of the number of lessons scheduled.
You will purchase the number of lessons that you want to take in the summer. Cost is as follows per student, per half hour:
The 8 week summer session will include the weeks of:
June 11, 18 and 25 July 9, 16 and 23 and August 6 and 13
4 Weeks of Lessons $110.00
5 Weeks of Lessons $135.00
6 Weeks of Lessons $160.00
7 Weeks of Lessons $185.00
8 Weeks of Lessons $210.00
(Please note: Summer tuition schedule is based on a shorter time frame for payment and should not be compared to the 9 month school year monthly tuition. Also, your Summer tuition pays not only for the 1/2 hour time at the lesson, but LOTS of teacher's time preparing special, fun summer music learning activities!)
Payment for the summer lesson package plus $15.00 registration should be paid in full at the first summer lesson. (Arrangements can be made to divide the payment into 2 payments. Please just ask!)
Each family should try to find a day, time and the weeks for lessons that can be reserved in your family for lesson time, and schedule those times in your "My Music Staff" student portal calendar. I understand that in the summer, events come up, and schedules can change week to week, so lessons can be re-scheduled. Summer is a flexible time of year! Changes to your schedule need to be made by you on your "My Music Staff" student portal in the calendar part. These changes must be made prior to the day of your originally scheduled lesson time!
If at the end of the 8- week summer session a student has lessons paid for that he or she did not take yet, we will schedule those lessons in the remainder of August, if I have a time that is available. Summer lessons cannot be carried over to the fall.
I’m looking forward to a great summer of musical learning! I’ve been researching new music games and cool music for students to play! How about composing?!
Don’t go all summer without music!