Lesson Policy


Private Voice Instruction


The purpose of my teaching is to magnify and perfect the talent of my students with individual care and attention. My mission is to instruct with the same superiority and motivation as was given to me, and to share joyfully and passionately the gift of musical ability and appreciation.

–Caroline Hinton

Please Note The General Policy Guidelines:

Students lock in at whatever the current tuition rate is, and will never have a rate increase. However, if a student takes a break and re-enters at a later time that student loses their rate and is subject to whatever the new rate is (if there has been a rate increase). For organizational purposes tuition shall be paid at the first lesson of every month. There is a $10.00 late fee for tuition received after the 10th of the month. The bounced check fee is also $10.00 and will require future payments to be in cash.

As a courtesy, please give as much notification as possible if you will be stopping or taking a break (like a summer break, for example). Lessons are year-round. Please note that students who take a break may lose their regular time slot, and may have to wait for the next available slot upon returning.

If a student misses a lesson, that lesson is still charged as a reserved spot (unless there is an emergency or a doctor’s note), because I have to be present for these appointments regardless, and cannot fill one random opening with other business. There are no lessons on the following dates: New Year’s Day (but not January 2nd), Valentine’s Day, Spring Brake, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Election Day (on election years), Thanksgiving, December 23, 24, 25, 26, and the 31st.

Make-ups can be difficult due to the high volume of students, and are at the teacher’s discretion. However, if you notify me in advance that you will be missing a lesson, and someone else also cancels an appointment or there are other gaps in the schedule, I will let you come in that time-slot if you can make that time instead.

Students who are late for their lesson will receive the remainder of their lesson time. Lessons that were simply forgotten by the student will not be made-up. If the instructor is not present for a lesson, that lesson shall be credited back to the student towards the next month.

Students will be advised about music selection, if so requested. Each student is responsible for acquiring his/her own accompaniment CD’s, bringing their MP3’s or sheet music if applicable.

For your vocal health, please remember to bring a room temperature water-bottle.

I work primarily on a referral basis; if you refer a future student to me I will give you a free session to show my appreciation!

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