Lessons take place at Ms. Park's Cello Studio located in Redwood City, CA unless otherwise discussed.
I am an active performer as well as a teacher. Sometimes my performance commitments will require flexibility in the schedule. Scheduling conflicts will be notified in advance.
TUITION PAYMENT AND FEES
Tuition is paid monthly for the appropriate amount of lessons to be held during each month.
Students are expected to have weekly lessons when I am in town. Additional lessons are allowed based on the teacher's availability.
Payment is due at the first lesson of each month.
Tuition is payable by cash or check. Checks are to be made out to "Onew Park". Late payments will incur a $10 fee, which will be waived once a semester. There will be a $30 fee for returned checks.
I do not charge annual fees or registration fees. However, if a student will be involved in an organized recital or competition, those fees will be added on.
Music and theory books can be purchased by the parent. I am willing to purchase them as well, and the amount will be applied to the next month's tuition.
24-hour cancellation notice by phone or email is required for any lessons to qualify for a make-up lesson. I must adhere to this strictly due to higher student enrollment. If your child is sick, please notify me as soon as possible. No-shows do not qualify for a make-up lesson. Make-up for "Make-up lessons" will not be given even with prior notice.
If I must cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be scheduled or a lesson credit will be given.
No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification will not be given make-up lessons or lesson credits.
RE-SCHEDULING AND MAKE-UPS
If you need to reschedule lessons more than once in a given month, please discuss your conflicts with me as soon as you can.
"Come and Go" - where a student is absent for a month, and then comes back for lessons after that month - is not permitted. Missed lessons (with advance notice) will be made-up.
If a make-up lesson cannot be scheduled within a month of the missed lesson, the lesson will be forfeited.
Please understand that you are not just paying for lessons given, but for reserving a time slot.
Please contact the teacher by phone if they expect to be late for a scheduled lesson.
If a student arrives after their schedule lesson time, there is no guarantee for an extension of the lesson, especially if there are students after you. However, if I am late, the lesson will be held for their entire length.
Students are allowed to arrive early if needed. Please check with me if a student can stay later.
There are times when I will have to leave immediately after the lesson due to prior engagements.
If you choose to discontinue lessons with me, please notify me at least one month in advance.
I reserve the right to terminate lessons with a student if after I have notified you and provided time to correct it, the problem still persists. This may include, but not limited to:
lack of interest
frequently missing lessons
consistently missing payments