Stafford Music Studio Contract



  • Music lessons require long-term commitment. Students must continue lessons for a full music school year (September to June, 10 months). 

  •  Your lesson time has been reserved especially for you, it is your standing weekly appointment and must be paid for regardless of your presence.

  • You are guaranteed to 40 lessons per music school year. 

  • Summer months: a la cart lessons, invoiced per lesson per month.  

Student Cancellations: 
  • If there are no missed lessons, you will be receiving extra 3 to 4 flex lessons per music school year. These four unpaid lessons are to be used for missed lessons like conflict/ sick/ emergency/ vacation days. No make-up or rescheduling necessary. 

  • In the event that you will use more than 4 cancellations within the music school year, those that need to cancel should do so 24 hours before the lesson on the studio calendar to be issued a make-up credit. Teacher will do her best to find a time to reschedule. Make-up credits expire after 90 days.

  • Studio is closed on holidays, and has been deducted out of the 40 lessons in each music school year. 

Teacher Cancellations:

  • In the event that teacher is absent, a make-up credit will be given. The make-up lesson will be rescheduled and taken in addition to your regular lesson, at a mutually agreed time and date. It will not replace your standing appointment. 


Practicing REGULARLY out of lesson time is essential for improvement, so lesson time is spent learning something new. I will always go at the pace of my students, but practicing regularly will ensure we are being as productive as we can in lessons. The student will be taught the correct way to practice.  
 ^For those taking a Mini Musicians Pre-Piano Preschool Program, it is a no- to low-practice curriculum.


Teacher reserves the right to dismiss any student who has a difficult time complying with the studio policy at any time. Here at Stafford Music Studio, we strive to create an inclusive space for everyone. It is important to me that everyone feels safe and we treat each other with respect and kindness. Racist, sexist, and homophobic behavior will not be accepted. 


Monthly invoice is sent to your inbox 7 days before the first of the new month*.  Tuition is payable and due every first of the month. Payment is always the same flat rate regardless of student absences or holidays.  There is a $15 Late Charge for overdue invoice by the 5th of the month. Please pay by due date to avoid the fee.  

Students are expected to pay for all books and materials, unless stated otherwise.  
 *Invoice will be sent twice if you chose by semester, and sent once if annually. Those that pay by semester or by year gets a slight discount.    

Payment Methods:  

Zelle is the preferred form of payment, to avoid fees. Other options are auto-pay, Venmo, Paypal, cash, check, and online payments on the website. 

Tuition:  Please contact the studio for rates and program packages.

Stafford Music Studio Contract

Last updated: 6/1/2022