Studio Policy

Diana Saltanovitz Piano Studio
590 Conner Creek Drive
Fishers, Indiana 46038
317-753-1858

2017-2018  Lesson Schedule: 

 I teach piano lessons Monday through Friday.  Fall semester starts Monday, August 14 through Monday, December 18 and includes 17 lessons.  Spring semester begins Thursday, January 4 through Friday, May 18 and includes 18 lessons.  The dates of no piano lessons are: September 4 (Labor Day), November 20-24 (Thanksgiving week), Tuesday December 19-Wednesday January 3, Thursday March 29-Friday April 6, and May 21-31 .  Summer lessons (June through mid-August) will be arranged on an individual, flexible basis.  Please check the studio calendar for important dates such as the December performances and the May recital.

In addition, included as part of your tuition, there will be two one-hour studio classes (group lessons) for school-age students on Saturday mornings.  The dates for these studio classes are: November 4 and April 21.  7 days  advance written sign-up is required for these studio classes.  Studio classes will include performance opportunities in front of other piano students, cooperative music games and learning opportunities, and other music activities to interact with other piano students.  Adult students will have their own informal get-togethers/performance opportunities each semester.

Please arrive on time for your lesson, since that is the time reserved exclusively for you.  If you are late, you will have a shorter lesson with the remaining time.  It is fine to arrive a few (5) minutes early and wait quietly while I finish with another student.  Parents and family members are welcome at lessons, as long as I can still devote lesson time to the student.

If I am unable to teach due to my own illness or family emergency, I will reschedule your lesson or apply the lesson credit to your tuition the following month.

Payment: What is included in the tuition payment?
Tuition includes much more than the lesson time spent with each student.  Tuition includes time spent preparing a personal plan for each student's lesson and emailing lesson notes, finding/ordering suitable music books, making  music games, my training, continuing education at webinars, professional memberships and teacher meetings, opportunities with music software on my iPad, group lessons, and much more!

Fees may be paid by cash, check, or PayPal (credit/debit card online).  Tuition must be paid no later than at the first lesson of each month.  Monthly tuition from August through May is $85 per month for 30 minute lessons, and $127 per month for 45 minute lessons, due no later than the first lesson of each month.  The December tuition is half of that amount--$42.50 for 30 minute lessons, and $63.50 for 45 minute lessons.  Fees for music books and special events are not covered by monthly tuition and will be billed separately.  

A non-refundable yearly assessment of $30 for each pre-school through high school-age student--$60 maximum per family--will be included in the September invoice.  This fee helps cover recital concert hall rental and students awards, Piano Maestro membership, and Supersonicsplus music and membership.


Missed Lessons

What if you can't attend your lesson due to illness, school/family/vacation event, or bad weather?  Please contact me ASAP before that lesson.  You may request a FaceTime or phone lesson if you are not able to attend in person due to bad weather, vacation, transportation problems, mild illness, or other special issues.  If you are too ill to have a lesson at all, please ask me to record a YouTube lesson to watch when you get well.  If you prefer, you may record your music by phone before your scheduled lesson, and I will listen and send you comments during your regular lesson time.  Adult daytime students only: in order to make alternate arrangements, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance if you need to miss a lesson.   

 

Discontinuation of Lessons:  Lessons normally are scheduled from mid-August through the end of May.  What if you discontinue lessons part-way through the year?  Please notify me at least two weeks before your last lesson---two weeks' paid notice is required.  All students will pay a two-weeks lesson deposit for their last two lessons, for whenever that would occur. (After their four lesson trail period, new students pay a deposit which will pay for their last two lessons in the future--$50 for 30-minute lessons, $75 for 45-minute lessons.)

Questions?  If you have questions or concerns please call me (317-753-1858) or email me (saltanovitz@comcast.net) with your questions, and I will respond as soon as I can. 

References are gladly given upon request.