We love adult students at Lee Piano Studio! Is learning to play the piano something you have always dreamed of? Did you have lessons as a child and you want a refresher? Are you interested in learning with other adults in a relaxed environment?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the perfect place for you to get started on reaching your music goals. Adults who can attend lessons during the day between 9 a. m and 2 p. m., enjoy a relaxed studio policy, and flexible schedule.
I have the most wonderful adult students and I look forward to having more join the studio family.
Please contact me for more information. Call 203-482-9132. Or email me.
Lee Piano Studio Policies for Adult Students August 2017– August 2018
The policy is strictly enforced and applies to all adult students studying piano at Lee Piano Studio.
Tuition and Payment:
Tuition reserves a lesson time specifically for a student and is not refundable. Tuition is paid in 10 equal monthly payments the 15th of each month starting in August 15 through May 15. Payment received after the 15th of the month incurs a $15 late fee. Tuition that is mailed to the studio at, 26 Reynolds Farm Rd. New Milford, CT 06776, must arrive by the 15th of the month. Tuition will be raised periodically as the cost of living increases. Monthly tuition fees: Private Lessons: 60-minutes: $260.00 45-minutes: $195
A registration/materials fee of $50 reserves a student’s time in the teaching schedule. The registration/materials fee will be refunded if the student cannot be placed in the teaching schedule for the 2017-18 school year. Student events that are sponsored by organizations outside the studio are not included in this fee. Checks should be made payable to Roxane Lee. There is a $25 fee charged for returned checks.
The summer session is usually held in June and July. The summer policy is flexible, and students can pay for the number of lessons they wish to take at the first lesson of the summer.
Schedule Changes/Swap List
A student’s lesson time cannot be changed after the first week of lessons. Registration reserves a specific lesson time for that student, which that student keeps for the remainder of the school year. If a student needs to change his lesson time for one week due to a schedule conflict, it is the responsibility of the student to reschedule the lesson by contacting another student on the Swap List and to notify the studio of the change 24 hours in advance. The lesson times that are swapped must the same length. Tuition will be forfeited if a swap cannot be arranged with 24 hours’ notice.
Cancellations/Studio Closings/Skype Lessons
Rescheduled lessons due to teacher cancellation will be given if an alternate time is available. No rescheduled lessons are given for cancellations made by students.
Studio closings are listed in the studio calendar found at leepianostudio.com. The calendar, which is subject to change, includes 3 weeks of unscheduled closings.
Lessons via Skype may be offered in the case of inclement weather and will count as a regular lesson.
Informal performances (group class) and/or community concerts are open to all students and memorization of pieces is not required. Participation events sponsored by other music organizations is at the teacher’s discretion. The teacher reserves the right to withdraw a student from an event if the student is not sufficiently prepared.
It is expected that the audience at the recitals will act in a respectful and courteous manner and give the performers their full attention. Cell phone and electronic devices are prohibited during the concert.
Astudent taking piano lessons should practice on an acoustic piano, tuned twice a year. Practicing on a piano that is out of tune or in poor condition will prevent a student from making progress. If a student only has access to a digital instrument, it is recommended that a student use it for no more than the first year of lessons. Beyond the first year of lessons, a student who practices only on a digital instrument will not receive the full benefit of piano lessons, as it is not possible to fully or effectively develop technique or musicality unless an acoustic piano is used for practice.
Students should have an adjustable bench, a working metronome and a pedal extender, if they are unable to reach the pedals of the piano. The teacher may be contacted for recommended models and sources.
A student’s practice should be focused on achieving specific goals. Daily practice equal or longer than the student’s lesson time produces the best results. This means a student who takes a 45-minute lesson should practice at least 45-minutes a day. Students who practice less than the recommended amount can expect slower progress. It is the student’s responsibility to practice daily and effectively. Effective practice should include practice at a slow tempo with careful attention to detail, active listening and self-assessment.
Teacher and Student Communication
Studio communication is sent by email. Students are encouraged to contact the teacher if any questions arise during the week.
Students should arrive and depart from their lessons promptly. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled lesson time. Your lesson time begins and ends at the scheduled time. If you are late, the lesson will still end at the scheduled time.
Studio Environment and Personal Hygiene
Please remove your shoes and place them on the shoe tray on the inside of the door. No food or beverages are allowed inside the studio, including gum or candy. Please do not wear strongly scented perfume or cologne, as the teacher is allergic.
A student’s hands should be clean and nails should be trimmed short. It is not possible to play with good technique with long nails. Nails may be trimmed at the lesson if they are too long to make it possible to play with the correct hand position. The hand sanitizer should be used before touching the piano.
The teacher can dismiss a student for reasons including but not limited to: excessive absence, absence from studio events without explanation or notice, repeated failure to pay tuition promptly, lack of progress due to lack of practice, disrespect to the teacher or other students, and abuse of studio property. Once dismissed, a student may not continue studying piano at Lee Piano Studio.
Termination of Lessons/Liability Waiver One month of paid notice is required if a student wishes to discontinue lessons. The notice must be made in writing and signed by the parent if the student is a minor. Lee Piano Studio and Roxane Lee are released from any liabilities or injuries that result from the enrolled student participating in piano lessons, piano recitals, group classes, and piano events within and outside of the studio.
Dedicated, Professional Piano Instruction
Roxane Lee, M. S., Nationally Certified Teacher of Music