Miraflores Academié Lesson Policy
Master Instructor - Marcia Migét
“As a music teacher for over thirty years my process of instruction incorporates multiple intelligences and modalities concepts, as well as aspects of performance, stage presentation and biodynamics. It is my intent not only to develop musically literate individuals, but critical thinkers and conscious doers. My primary goal is to cultivate a love, joy and appreciation for music."
Music lessons vary in range according to a student's needs, talents and personality. A variety of styles are offered that include classical, jazz, improvisation, creativity-in-composition, theory ear training and technique. A variety of combinations are available with regard to Private and Group lessons. Goals vary according to age level and ability. Younger beginning students are in training as they learn to include music as a part of their daily lives and encouraged to develop a love and joy for music and my lesson plans are designed so that they learn to include music as a part of their daily life. Older, more advanced students are challenged according to their ability level and must exhibit a true desire to study and develop practice habits in order to grow as a musician.
Tuition for the school year is divided into equal monthly payments that are due at the first lesson of each month regardless of any absences or holidays. Tuition is not based upon the number of lessons in any given month, and there is no refund for missed lessons. Each student receives 33 lessons between September and May. Students may want to participate in the SWAP LIST. There are no deductions in tuition for special vacations or extra absences that occur during the school year.
Any student wishing to change their lessons can do so provided another student is willing to swap their lesson in exchange. Each student can have their name, phone number and lesson time published on the SWAP LIST. Students who are not on the swap list will not receive a copy. If a student is in a group class, they may arrange a swap with the teacher if there is a similar class available. Students who swap their lessons must notify the instructor within 24 hours of the lesson. If a student cannot attend the lesson and cannot arrange a swap, the lesson is forfeited. If the instructor is unable to attend a lesson, the teacher will make up the lesson at a later date.
There will be opportunities to perform in recitals and concerts throughout the year. Students are required to perform after they have had at least one year of lessons. To help defray the cost of recital space rental, printing programs, a fee will be charged to each student.
Parking is NOT available in the CHURCH PARKING LOT. Please park on E Street, Bryn Mar Street or the parking lot located directly north of Mission as E Street ends. You may temporarily use the church parking lot to drop/pick up your child off but please do not use any of the numbered parking spots. Thank you for your cooperation.
One month's notice is required for termination of lessons or one month of tuition is due.
TO ALL STUDENTS:
Please wait in the hall until previous lesson has been completed. Please refrain from talking during someone else's lesson. Students are required to practice daily for the length of time determined by the teacher and student. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS TO THE LESSON. Be on time for the lesson.
FLUTE STUDENTS: All students must have a music stand for daily practice. Intermediate/advanced students are required to own a metronome. If you arrive early, quietly remove your instrument from the case (in the waiting room) so you are ready to begin when it’s your scheduled time.
PIANO STUDENTS: All students must have short fingernails. Intermediate/advanced students are required to own a metronome. Parents please maintain your piano by having it tuned once a year. Beginners of piano study can use an electronic piano until they reach a level that requires an acoustic piano.
SAXOPHONE STUDENTS: All students must have a music stand for daily practice and at least three reeds available at home and at the lesson. It is important to purchase a good strap that supports the neck. Intermediate/advanced students are required to own a metronome. If you arrive early, quietly remove your instrument from the case (in the waiting room) and while waiting begin preparing your reed.
Please enter teaching studio quietly and wait in the waiting room until previous lesson has been completed. Please refrain from talking during someone else's lesson.