A Boston grand piano with lesson books ready to play

  . . . fairness for all is the goal

Below are my policies regarding lesson schedules, payment, and cancellations. These have worked out very well for my students over the years.

Lesson Schedule

To keep things simple and predictable for everyone, the school calendar in the student’s public school district will be followed. All days when the schools are in session are scheduled lesson days. Days when the schools are closed are available for lessons, if desired. This makes it very easy for families that wish to take vacations when schools are closed.


Payments may be made on a weekly or monthly basis. If monthly, payment is due at the first lesson of each month for the total number of scheduled lessons in that month.


Because your scheduled lesson time has been reserved for you and you alone, throughout the year, I depend upon your commitment to that time. The policies below help to ensure that you will not be paying for lesson time you haven’t received, and that I am not losing income from time that's already been committed to you.

  1. All cancellations for lessons scheduled on days when the public schools are open will be paid for in full and the lesson will be rescheduled if the instructor has been notified at least 24 hours before the originally scheduled lesson. If payments are being made on a weekly basis, payment will be accepted on the next lesson date.
  2. Rescheduled lesson time may be made up all at once with an additional lesson or, if scheduling cannot be worked out for an additional lesson, the missed lesson time may be spread out over several lessons by adding additional lesson time, as my schedule allows.
  3. For lessons optionally scheduled on days when school is not in session, payment is not required for cancellations as long as I have been notified of the cancellation 24 hours before the scheduled lesson.
  4. I try to keep a certain amount of flexibility in my schedule to allow rescheduling of lessons when necessary.

Thanks for your cooperation. I take great pride in the progress of my students. I look forward to working with you and/or your child toward mastery of these beautiful and versatile instruments.