• Please make checks payable to Jane Davidson Snider. There will be
a $10.00 charge for any returned checks. Thank you for your cooperation
in being prompt.
• If you desire to conclude your music lessons 4 weeks notice is required, so I can fill the space in my schedule.
• Music lessons are like a triangle. It takes three sides to make a
successful musical experience. The student, the parent, and the teacher
must all work together.
• The Student
• The student
must realize that practice is essential for success. It is best to set
aside a regular time (or times) and follow that schedule.
Parental support is a must for the student's musical growth. Show an
interest and enthusiasm for their music accomplishments. For piano, make
sure that the student has a good instrument that is kept in tune, good
lighting, good seating (with a stool for their feet if they cannot touch
the floor), and uninterrupted practice time. Young students especially
need your help practicing. Sit in on some or all of the lessons to see
and hear what you can do to help them.
• Be sure to read all
communication from the teacher so as not to miss deadlines, recitals,
special events, or changes in any schedules.
• The teacher
will always be available to discuss the lessons with you. Each student
is an individual with separate needs and goals. We set these goals, both
short term and long range. You are welcome to set up a time to discuss
your student's progress. You are also welcome to sit in on a lesson any
time you wish. Please call or email me, and if I am unavailable, leave a
message and I will return your call.
• Music is meant to be
shared! I encourage playing for each other at all ages and at all stages
of development. I do a lot of duet and ensemble playing and perform for
each other in theory groups. I will have several mini recitals, as well
as various festivals and auditions. You will receive a list of all
events that are available. Support these endeavors. Encourage them to
play for you often. Listen to them and enjoy their excitement!
• There will be no make up lessons without 24 hours notice, and the
student/parent must pay the full amount of the lesson for the time, as
one must be cognizant that this is my livelihood . If a student must
miss a lesson for a legitimate* reason, it is the responsibility of the
parents to reschedule the lesson in a timely fashion.
Legitimate excuses include illness, weather conditions (if schools are
closed), family emergencies, and required school performances such as
choir, band, or orchestra events. There will be no make up times for any
other reasons. If you need to switch times because of sports events, it
is the parents' responsibility to do so in advance.