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30 Minute Lessons $217
60 Minute Lessons $433
Special situation partial payment
2020-2021 Lesson Term Schedule
FALL TERM 1 August 31 - October 23 Tuition DUE August 27th 8 week term Tuition: 30 minute lessons - $240 *Please note there are no lessons on September 7, Labor Day. This lesson will be reschedule for the Monday of Thanksgiving week, November 23rd FALL TERM 2 October 26 - December 18 Tuition DUE October 23rd 7 week term Tuition: 30 minute lessons - $210 *Please note there are no lessons November 24-27 because of Thanksgiving WINTER TERM January 4 - February 26 Tuition DUE December 31st 8 week term Tuition: 30 minute lessons - $240 SPRING TERM 1 March 1 - April 23 Tuition DUE February 26th 7 week term Tuition: 30 minute lessons - $210 *Please note there are no lessons March 29-April 2 because of Spring Break SPRING TERM 2 April 26 - June 11 Tuition DUE April 23rd 7 week term Tuition: 30 minute lessons - $210
Lessons: Voice lessons are once a week for 30 minutes. Lessons consist of vocal technique, music theory, ear training, sight reading, acting, performance practice, musicality and body awareness. Please choose a time that works well for your family and that you can commit to on a weekly basis. Student: The student is to arrive at the lesson punctually, well prepared and with all necessary materials (books, recording device, water bottle, etc...) The student must practice regularly, with the practice time length determined by me and the student. Parent: The parent is responsible for getting the student to the lesson on time and with all necessary materials. The parent should help the student organize his/her day to include the required practice time. Teacher: I will work with each student on goals that have been set by me and the student. These goals will vary from student to student. I will communicate at the lesson what is to be practiced. My ultimate goal is to nurture and inspire self confidence and self connection through singing. Supplies: Students may be required to purchase songbooks or single songs often available on www.musicnotes.com. Students are responsible for owning or obtaining their own music/books for contests. Tuition: Your tuition pays for your reserved lesson time. Tuition is paid per term, and is due the week before the beginning of the term. If a tuition check is returned "NSF", the payment must be replaced with cash and any fees incurred. After two returned checks, tuition must be paid for in cash. Billing: Tuition reminders will be emailed the week before tuition is due. Tuition received after the due date will be assessed a $20 late fee. Tuition due dates will be clearly posted on my website. You may deliver your tuition payment in one of three ways: You can pay me personally via personal check, cash, or credit card; you can mail your tuition payment; or you can pay via paypal on this website. Tuition should be mailed to: Dawn Riesing, N74W36090 Thomas Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Missed Lessons: Enrolling in lessons is a purchase of my instruction and time. Since the time passes whether a student uses it or not, a lesson missed is time lost. There are no make-up lessons. As a courtesy to me, please call, email or text me as soon as you know you will not be in attendance. Each student's lesson time has been set aside and reserved for the entire teaching year. This is comparable to any school tuition. There are no refunds. Exceptions: In the event of a family emergency, extended illness, family vacation, or participation in a show, if an opening becomes available during that same term, I will offer that time. Open times will be emailed at the beginning of the week or as they become available and will be filled on a first come/first serve bases. If the student is not able to make up the lesson during the term, no other times will be offered and the lesson will be forfeited. I take my own attendance seriously. If I miss a lesson a credit will be issued on the next term's tuition or a make up time will be offered. If there is a snow storm and the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music closes, lessons will be cancelled and a credit will be issued. Lesson Exchange: If you find you are unable to make your scheduled lesson, the Lesson Exchange List allows you to contact another student and exchange lesson times for that week. Participation is not required. If you would like to participate, you will receive my teaching schedule with the names and phone numbers of others who wish to participate. The family who initiates the switch should let me know when a switch has been made by leaving me a voicemail, email, or text. I need to know which student to expect. Summer Term Policy: Because of the nature of summer with vacations, etc... I am somewhat more flexible in rescheduling lessons. My no make-up lesson policy stands firm, however, I will be more proactive with the lesson exchange. Each week I will email you of any openings I have that week, so you may be proactive in rescheduling a lesson that you know you are going to miss. For this to work, I need to know about any cancellations ASAP. The most common reasons for rescheduling in summer are: family vacations, participation in shows, and participation in camps. An example of a lesson that would NOT be rescheduled would be: deciding to go to Great America because it is a nice day, forgetting your lesson because you were swimming with your friends and lost track of time, etc... I encourage you all to look over your summer schedule and participate in the lesson exchange list if you do not already do so. Lesson Termination: 30 days notice is required in the event of lesson termination by student. There are no refunds. In the event of irregular attendance, repeated failure to prepare assigned material, chronic late payment or disruptive/disrespectful behavior, the teacher may terminate lessons. Showcases, Festivals, and Contests: Participation in showcases and contests is optional. I have a studio showcase at the end of each term, dates will be posted on my website. The Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs holds the Junior Festival (Contest) every February. The Wisconsin School Music Association's Festival (contest) is usually in March or April depending on your school district. Participation in WSMA is through your school district, however, I am happy to help you prepare for it. I am also happy to assist students in preparing for Honors Choir Auditions. Accompanists: Students may need to hire an accompanist for contests throughout the year. The student/parent is responsible for paying accompanist fees for rehearsals and performances in a timely manner. The student/parent is also responsible for setting up rehearsal times with the accompanist. I am happy to have the accompanist come to a lesson, but it is not my responsibility to schedule the rehearsal.
These policies protect the integrity and structure of this business. As in any educational service the most valuable resource are the clients and the patronage they provide. In order to provide the best service, these above policies must be enforced and adhered to in order to be fair to all my clients.