Private Piano Lessons: Policies & Guidelines
If you are interested in signing up for private piano lessons, please contact me on my contact page.
Private piano lessons will be conducted once a week, excluding major holidays. Pricing is as follows:
One 30-minute trial: FREE
One 30-minute private lesson/week: $100/month*
One 45-minute private lesson/week: $150/month*
One hour private lesson/week: $200/month*
Single 30-minute lesson: $30
*unless otherwise specified
Payment should be made at the beginning of every month and no later than the 15th of each month. I accept cash, check (made out to Megan Lombardo), or credit card. If payment is not collected by the end of the completed month of lessons, we will not begin the next month until payment is fully collected.
If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason, please call or e-mail me and let me know. In the event of a cancellation, we will schedule a make-up lesson at another time during the week before your next lesson. **Any lesson that is missed that I am not informed of before hand will be charged for.**
Students are expected to practice at least once every day. Learning to play the piano is learning a new language. The best way to become fluent in a language is to learn to THINK in that language, therefore encouraging the automatic mental discipline to train you to perform fluently in that language. It is exactly the same with piano. You only get as much as you put in.
Ideally, a student should practice for as long or longer as his lesson time. Therefore, if a student has a 45 minute lesson, she should practice every day for 45 minutes. I understand this is not always possible and students will not be penalized for not practicing. However, please remember, as I said earlier—You only get as much as you put in. **Please keep track of your daily practice times in your notebook.**
If you have difficulty with practice techniques or consistent practicing habits, please talk to me. I have a lot of tips and words of encouragement to help you help the student become fluent in music. Just like any discipline, the student needs encouragement. Be his cheerleader! Sit and listen to her practice. Ask him to teach you what he has learned!
Piano Lesson Books
First and foremost, the student will need a 3-ring binder or folder of some sort in which she can keep all of her lesson assignment sheets and other handouts I may give her. Please bring this folder to every lesson.
At lessons, we will discuss the needed repertoire for the student. I will write down all of the details of the specific score that the student needs. Depending on the music, I will either purchase it for the student or have you purchase it directly from the music store.