- Provide a supportive and effective work environment.
- Make recommendations on repertoire to be learned based upon the student’s individual development.
- Attend all lessons, as scheduled. If a lesson must be cancelled by the teacher, the student will be notified in a timely manner.
- Provide the student with an individualized regimen of study based upon the student’s strengths and development, not a standardized format of study.
- Not waste the student’s time or money. If the teacher feels that they are unable to help the student reach their goals, the teacher will terminate the working relationship.
- Complete all assignments as given by the teacher in the time requested.
- Learn the musical selections agreed upon by both student and teacher. Your lesson time should be used for improving your technique, not learning your music.
- Attend all lessons, as scheduled. Be on time. If you must cancel a lesson for any reason, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance.
- Be healthy. If you are ill, please cancel your lesson at least 24 hours in advance.
- Bring payment to each lesson, unless other arrangements are made in advance. Either cash or check are acceptable forms of payment.
- Leave your outside life at the door. It will be waiting for you when you leave.
- Enjoy the process. Experiment. If it doesn’t work, try something else. Take constructive criticism as an opportunity for improvement, not as a personal attack.
- Commit yourself fully! Be engaged. The benefit you receive is equal to the work you put into the process.