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ATTENDANCE POLICY
We expect students to attend all scheduled sessions. Although absences are sometimes unavoidable due to today's busy schedule, if a student misses a private lesson, the instructor is under no obligation to reschedule. We require 24-hour notice of a planned absence; unexpected illness; emergency. A missed lesson without sufficient notice of absence will be charged to the students' account with no make-up. Instructors will reschedule any lessons missed due to instructor illness or professional engagements.

PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS
As with most activities, appropriate equipment is essential to the success of the participant. We recommend each student have an acoustic piano to practice regularly on, however an electronic piano (full length and weighted keys with pedal) is an acceptable alternative.

Daily practice ensures continual progress. Becoming proficient at any instrument or technique will not occur by simply going to lessons. It takes daily practice during the week to put into motion the concepts covered at the lesson. Please be aware the music lessons are a large time commitment that span over many years. The more time a student devotes to their instrument, the faster and more noticeable the progress will be.

Maintaining lessons over the summer is highly recommended and is crucial to a student's overall progress. We encourage all students to continue some form of lessons over the summer months.

SUGGESTED PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
We strongly encourage parents to take an active role in the musical development of their child. This includes helping them create and maintain a practice routine, being aware of their weekly assignments and, if possible, assisting with their theory assignments. Feel free to call your child's instructor to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child's piano lessons or practice sessions.

MUSIC CONCERTS
Annual studio concerts will be held each spring. Ample preparation time will be given to ensure each student a successful performance. Performing is an integral part of a musician's life; preparation and performance in recitals help students develop as musicians and is a great way to celebrate improvement over the year and share the gift of music. There will also be informal opportunities throughout the year offering students a chance to meet, have fun and play some seasonal music.

RESOURCES for Private Studio Teachers
GPA's Eurhythmics Program is being offered to your private studio as a help and tool for piano teachers in the community. Classes may be scheduled to meet specifically with your students as an independent group or they may join an already established group.

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