Hello Lovely Parents and Students,
It’s that time of year when I must ask you all what your intentions are regarding piano lessons for the summer and upcoming school year in September 2018. There are three options –
finish up lessons at the end of June,
take a break for July and August and resume in September, or
book summer lessons with a somewhat relaxed schedule i.e. just for July, every second week, around our vacation schedules, etc.
If you want to take the summer off, I ask for a non-refundable deposit in the amount one month (4 weeks) of lessons to be paid at the last lesson in June. A postdated cheque for September or e-transfer is fine. I apply the deposit to September lessons , but if you change your mind about continuing lessons this deposit is non-refundable.
If you have a young child taking introductory lessons (less than 45 minutes) who is going into grade two in September, it is time to transition them to a full lesson of 45 minutes. Hopefully I can see these students a few times over the summer to implement this transition.
Also, I must tell you that I am not sure of my teaching availability for this coming September. My studies at SFU have progressed to the point where I can no longer organize my classes around my teaching days. My remaining classes are required core courses for my diploma and I will need to schedule teaching around those courses. At this point I know I will have to be in school 2 days a week, either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. I am hoping to teach at least three days a week on days I’m not in school. Of course I will let all of you know what days those will be as soon as possible.
Thank you all for another great year of music study. I have learned so much from you and your children, really. About teaching, about listening, and about life. And thank you for a great and wonderful Spring Concert! I hope to see you all again in September and during the summer too if possible.