Cancellation Policy
  • 24-hour cancellation must be provided or the lesson fee will not be refunded or made up. This policy is strictly enforced. If you are unable to have a lesson, you must provide 24-hour notice. Without this notice, the lesson is lost. It is your responsibility to let me know if you cannot attend your lesson as I have reserved that time in my schedule for you.
  • If you fail to provide the 24-hour notice and do not call or show to your lesson, you will be charged a $25 no-show fee in addition to the cost of your regular missed lesson.
Make-Up Lesson Policy
  • As your tuition reserves your spot in lessons each week, it is your responsibility to make it a priority to attend all of your lessons.
  • If you miss a lesson and cannot make it up on the make-up day, you will lose the lesson. No make-up lessons for missed make-ups will be provided.
  • If, however, I cannot teach a lesson due to illness or professional conflict, I will schedule an additional make-up day. Make-up lessons will be offered with any remaining time in the schedule on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the busy schedule, Mr. Anglin cannot offer additional make-up lessons if the ones offered do not work with your schedule. Make-up lessons that are missed will not be made up.
  • I will contact students individually if cancelling due to inclement weather is necessary and make-up days will be added into the calendar to accommodate this.
Payment Policies
  • Tuition may be paid monthly or in installments per term: Fall Term (October-December), Winter Term (January-March), Spring Term (April-June), and Summer Term (July-September). A 10% discount is applied to those who pay tuition per term.
  • Lessons must be paid by check, cash, or credit/debit cards in one-month installments and received at the lesson prior to the first of each month. Invoices will be emailed no later the 8th of the month to give ample notification. Receipts for monthly lesson tuition will be issued at time of payment.
  • Payments must be received on or before the due date. If payments are not received at the lesson when tuition is due, I will send an email reminder to drop off tuition or make the payment via PayPal. If the payment is not received, a $10.00 late fee will be assessed.
  • Checks that bounce will be charged a $40 fee to cover any fees incurred by my bank. If there is a problem with payment by check, all further payments must be made with cash.
Student Withdrawal
  • If, within the first month of study, you or your child is not satisfied with instruction, you may withdraw without penalty and receive a refund of any remaining unattended lessons.
  • After the first month of study, student withdrawal may be negotiated with me on a case-by-case basis.
  • I require at least 30 days notice of termination of lessons. Less than 30 days notice results in a forfeit of the last month’s tuition.
  • If a student withdraws from lessons without providing notification before the next scheduled lesson, any forfeited lessons will not be refunded.
Student Dismissal
  • In extreme situations, you or your child may be dismissed from instruction. In the case of dismissal, any remaining lessons will be forfeited and are not eligible for refund.
  • Some possible causes of dismissal include nonpayment of instruction, lack of effort, lack of preparedness, behavioral problems, destruction of personal items or property, etc. In most of the above cases, a warning will be issued before resorting to a dismissal.
  • If a student is dismissed due to nonpayment, whoever is financially responsible must make arrangements to settle his or her account. If the account remains past due, the appropriate legal actions may be taken.
Practice Expectations and Preparedness
  • If you or your child is enrolled in lessons, you are responsible for practicing the assignments (or guiding your young child’s practice) between lessons.
  • For beginning students, aim to practice between 15-20 minutes per day in the first couple of weeks (10-15 minutes for young children). Split into two short practice sessions if possible. As study continues, you or your child should aim for 30 minutes during each practice session.
  • Students with previous training should aim to practice daily at least 30 minutes per practice session.
  • Practice daily. You may log in your practice in your notebook or by logging onto the website practice log to keep yourself accountable for your practicing. See additional information for practicing tips under the section for voice and/or piano lesson practice.
  • Remember, practice is a necessary component of you or your child’s progress. A successful musician not only possesses talent but also is also diligent in doing the required work to improve. While making music is great fun it also requires self-discipline. The more you practice, the more you will progress.
  • In addition to practicing throughout the week, it is your responsibility to be prepared for your lesson. Children and adult students are expected to come to your lesson warmed up, having practiced throughout the week, and having completed any necessary homework assignments. If you have not adequately prepared for the week’s lesson, know that we will spend the majority of you (or your child’s) time going through the assignments that were to be prepared for that week. If a student is repeatedly not prepared for lessons, he or she will receive a warning. The warning is grounds for dismissal from the studio.
  • Being prepared for your lesson also includes being responsible for bringing your materials to your lesson each week. Please have all of your music hole-punched in a notebook (3-ring binder) or have a separate bag designated for methods books so all of your music is housed in one place and easy to find to bring with you each week. I understand the occasional “book-left-behind;” however, if you are not prepared for 3 lessons, you will receive a warning. The warning is grounds for dismissal from the studio.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your lesson so we may start on time. Your lesson time begins at its scheduled time. If you are 15 minutes late for your lesson (all lesson lengths), it is considered a missed lesson and you forfeit that lesson and will be charged the $25 missed lesson fee. Your lesson ends at its scheduled time. I cannot run over if you are late as that interferes with other student’s instruction.
Parental Involvement
  • For young students through age 8, I ask parents to monitor practice sessions. Even if you do not read music or sing yourself, the instructions in your child’s notebook should guide you through the basic concepts of what he or she is working on that week. Feel free to communicate with me if you are unclear on practice instructions.
  • If you are present during the lesson, please avoid interjecting with your child’s progress unless absolutely necessary—many children are self-conscious performing in front of family members.
  • If the child has separation issues or a temper tantrum in the middle of a lesson, we can work together to avert the situation. If your child acts out during a lesson, please remind him or her that lessons are fun!
  • Please avoid “bargaining” with your child, using guilt, or consistent negative consequences to get them to practice and/or behave in lessons. This reinforces the idea that lessons are not a fun and positive experience and can impede your child’s motivation and progress.
Rules Inside the Studio
  • NO CHEWING GUM is allowed.
  • Please do not bring outside snacks or beverages into the studio.
  • No texting or phone calls. For parents who attend lessons, please limit your conversation, so your child may focus.
  • Families with multiple students must be quiet while siblings are taking their lessons. Please bring a book or have homework that can be done quietly while other family members have their lessons.
  • Save conversations until lessons are finished.
  • Please be respectful of my personal belongings.
Summer Lessons
  • Learning is a continuous process. Therefore, lessons in my studio are 12 months a year. Continuous enrollment and payment are required to take lessons with me.
  • I assume students who choose to stop lessons during the summer will not return in the fall. Please arrange to use your last month’s tuition for June if you plan on stopping lessons.
  • Students who stop lessons in the summer and want to resume in the fall will be scheduled last and not guaranteed a time slot. The best way to continue lessons is by not discontinuing them.
Music
  • Purchase lesson and technique books so that you or your child may write in it and the materials at home. While I have a large collection of music available at my home studio and can occasionally provide photocopies for study, students are responsible for having their own music books or pieces with them for lessons each week.
  • If I lend materials, please make a photocopy, use a three-hole punch or clear sleeves, put it in your lesson notebook, and return the original materials at your next lesson.
  • Most lesson and technique books as well as scores can be purchased online via Amazon and Sheet Music Plus.
  • You are responsible for any music lent out from my collection. Please treat it with respect—several items in my collection are old and out of print. If materials are not returned, you are responsible for providing a replacement or the cost to replace the materials.
Notebook
  • Along with bringing your music to each lesson, each student must also bring a notebook to every lesson. A three-ring binder is perfect for this purpose, as it will hold assignments for the week, photocopied materials, as well as any additional music not in book form. The three-ring binder usually contains a pocket, perfect for storing your sharpened pencil with eraser, which students must also bring to lessons each week.
Special Materials for Vocal Students
  • Water
  • I require all vocal students to bring a digital voice recorder or some type of recording device to each lesson. Most cell phones now have some kind of voice recorder or similar app. Recording each lesson allows you or your child to review what was discussed in the previous week’s lesson and apply the techniques and help master difficult passages and helps with correcting issues with breathing, technique, and diction.
  • Advanced students of classical voice should purchase pocket dictionaries in Italian, French, and/or German for their own reference and song translation at my recommendation.
Performance Opportunities

For both Voice and Piano Students

While making music not only enhances brainpower, efficiency, and capacity to express emotion in children and adults, it also provides us the unique gift to share it with others! As fantastic it is to develop these musical skills, true joy can be experienced in performing in front of a live audience. I organize one formal recital every spring and at least two volunteer performances at local facilities per year (one in the summer and another in late fall). Additionally, students may be encouraged to participate in various community events and intermediate and advanced level students may be recommended to participate in adjudication festivals and competitions. In addition to recitals and adjudication festivals and competitions, I will hold additional master classes or performance classes on special topics during the year.

What to expect in your voice lesson
  • Physical warm up (yoga stretches and breathing exercises)
  • Vocal warm ups
  • Sight-reading exercises
  • Review of previous assignment with attention to technique, performance skills, diction, with guidance on how to improve piece(s)
  • Full understanding of the text
  • Pieces taught within historical context to give students broad view of music history and styles
  • Correct breathing and posture are stressed– taking voice lessons is just like taking piano or any other musical instrument: it requires practice to get results!
What to expect in your piano lesson
  • Technical exercises (scales, arpeggios, etudes, etc.)
  • Sight-reading exercises
  • Music theory exercises
  • Review of previous assignment with guidance on how to improve piece(s)
  • Performance skills taught in tandem with weekly assignment
  • Pieces taught within historical context to give students broad view of music history and styles