2018 - 2019          Studio Policies & Tuition

                 Tuition covers more than my time with your pianist at the lesson.   My time spent planning including searching repertoire, organizing recitals, staying current with the latest technology, attending conferences and practicing.  My commitment to the musical advancement of the pianist sitting on my bench is a full-time effort and goes above and beyond an hourly fee.

Please read each section, sign and date at the end, and return this form.  By signing this agreement, you agree to respect and abide by the studio policies.

  •   General Information Weekly private lessons are offered in 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions, depending on the student’s age/level.  

  •   At The Studio | Students are expected to arrive for lessons in a timely manner, with all required materials and music.  Parents and siblings may wait quietly in the waiting area or run errands so long as they return to pick up their student in a timely fashion.  To discuss student progress, parents are welcome to talk with the teacher during the first five minutes of the student's lesson -- but not afterwards, in order to respect the next student's time slot.  

  •  Practice and Instrument | Private students are expected to practice a minimum of 5 days a week on a well-maintained acoustic or digital piano.  If a student comes unprepared, the lesson time will be spent to practice and review rather than teach new concepts, skills and repertoire.

  • Materials |   Music / Theory Books are not included in tuition.

                                     Binder required for handouts, and documents

                                      A book bag to carry all books, binder etc

                                     An iPad is HIGHLY recommended but not required, yet many apps are essential tools to boost                                         at home practice:  including Piano Maestro, RCM apps which I include as part of lesson                                                       practice.   I highly recommend that all students have access to an iPad during practice                                                      sessions.   

Calendar and Schedule 

  • The tuition rates are determined based on a calendar of  36  private lessons from September until the end of June.  Studio 88 does not have lessons on Statutory Holidays, Christmas break and March break.  There will be lessons on all school PA days.  Your lesson time cannot be changed once lessons commence in September

Tuition and Payment 

                                            10 equal monthly installments due on the 1st of each month.  

                                            Please provide postdated cheques for your lessons.  

                                            Additional lesson time is billed at $56.00 per hour. 

 Makeup Lessons |

Contact :   Susanne Brown      647-787-4784     email:  sbrown.studio88@gmail.com

The best way to contact me is via text, email or phone which will be promptly returned after teaching hours.   Phone calls are welcome, especially on weekdays between 9 am and 2 pm.  I always welcomes emails from students during the week if they have questions regarding their repertoire or other matters.

Due to the teacher's limited availability, makeup lessons cannot be guaranteed. There is no refund or make-up lesson for cancelled or missed lessons without a minimum of 8 hours’ notice.   However, if an absence arises due to unforeseen situations such as an accident or family emergency the teacher will make an effort to accommodate up to a maximum of  3 makeup lessons before the end of June.  There are no make up lessons for personal holiday's, dentist/doctor appointments or sporting events  scheduled during your lesson time.  Additional lesson time is billed at $56. per hour.