CB Music Studio

Piano & Voice Lessons

Studio Policy

CB Music Studio Policy
7925 Eaker Court, Brownsburg, In 46112
317-443-5850 – cathy@cbmusicstudio.com

 

Fees
Payments are due the first week of the month. Please make checks payable to Catherine Bloemker. If you forget your payment you can drop it by the house or put it in the mail.
If for some reason you are paid ahead, please still pay on the first week of the month and just adjust your payment accordingly. I’m trying to avoid trying to collect money all month long.

Attendance
It is really important to have regular attendance. It helps with the students’ progression. Sometimes you will have schedule conflicts. What I ask is that you give a 24 hour notice so that I can use your time slot for makeup lessons. Makeup lessons will be given within eight weeks. Please, please try not to schedule doctor and dentist appointments on your lesson day. When given a 24 hour notice I will provide you with a makeup lesson. If less than a 24 hour notice you will need to pay for the lessons missed.
If your child is sick and you can’t give 24 hours notice I will try to work in a makeup lesson if possible. If not you should pay for the lesson missed.
If I make a cancellation I will try my best to provide a makeup lesson. If I can’t work out a makeup lesson you will not pay for the time I missed.
Vacations do not need to be made up.

Lesson Cancellations
If you choose to stop lessons, I ask that you give me a two week notice.

Lesson Materials
You will be responsible for paying for music books for the students. Piano students’ materials usually consist of their regular set of method books around $28.00, a Christmas book around $7.00 and sometimes a supplement solo book for around $7.00.
Vocal students will be charged a yearly charge of $25.00 a year for music supplies which is due in March or when you start lessons.

Parking
You are welcome to park in my drive way or in front of the house. On Saturdays, Sundays or after 4:30 on weekdays – please leave the left side of the drive way open. I need to leave it open for my husband to come and go.  Please use my driveway or go to the end of the street to turn around.  Neighbors don’t appreciate traffic in their driveways.

Lesson Time
I often get asked from parents if they need to stay for their child’s lesson. The answer is no, they don’t need to stay. Most of my parents choose not to stay. I do have a few parents that stay. I find that most students focus better without an audience. I do want you to feel comfortable to come in anytime and watch. If you do choose to stay, I just ask that you be an observer.

Transition Time between Lessons
If at all possible please have your child wait in the car till you see the student before your time start to come out the door. This helps to not interrupt another student’s lesson. If you think I am running late, then please have your child come on in the house. I will try my best to stay right on schedule. It is also very helpful if you can pick up your child on time. I know sometimes it can’t be helped especially with the weather conditions.
I am fine with occasionally helping out families that are having a conflict getting other siblings to events and they need to drop off early or pick up a few minutes late. Just send me a text and let me know what you need. That has never been a problem.
What I’m trying to avoid is having a child wait a long time in my entrance way getting worried about not getting picked up. And I’m also concerned about other plans that I may have scheduled after lessons.

Contact
Please feel free to phone, text or email me anytime. Sometimes the quickest way to give me a message is through a text. I have a pretty full teaching schedule so there are many hours I am not available by phone. If you send me a message, I will get back with you as quickly as I can.

Thank you so much for your help. If you have any questions just ask.

Catherine Bloemker