POLICIES for Individual-Lesson Study with Eve Hubbard

Enrollment in the program assumes acceptance of these policies.

I) ATTENDANCETHIS PROGRAM IS YEAR-ROUND.  
This is how I make my living.  Space is made in the schedule for students who commit to enrolling all year.  Accommodations are made for summer vacation weeks.
             A) STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ENROLL ALL YEAR, INCLUDING THE SUMMER.  
                  Continuous, year-round enrollment is assumed until you tell your teacher otherwise.
                  A spot in the fall schedule will not be guaranteed for those who do not enroll for at least 4 lessons during the summer.

             B) Students are also expected to attend AT LEAST 70% of group lessons and events.

             C) New students are expected to commit to at least a year of study.

II) DISCONTUING LESSONS:  A 30-day notice is expected if you plan to stop studying with me.  If you give notice at the last lesson of a semester or at the end of summer vacation, you will still be liable for 30 more days of fees. A refund will be given for any lessons for which you have paid beyond the required 30 days notice.

If you want to change teachers, discuss the matter with me and everything will be done to facilitate the change. 

III) MAKEUP LESSONS during the school year:
Lessons missed for conflicts not covered in the policy will be forfeited unless students find another student who can switch lesson times with them.
PLEASE TALK (avoid texting) ON THE TELEPHONE TO CANCEL LESSONS. 
I don’t check email every day and sometimes computers don’t work!

              CELL:  336-580-5046. Leave messages any time.

POLICY FOR MAKEUP LESSONS:  LESSONS MISSED FOR CONFLICTS NOT COVERED IN THE POLICY WILL BE FORFEITED UNLESS STUDENTS FIND ANOTHER STUDENT WHO CAN SWITCH LESSON TIMES WITH THEM.

I have devoted a spot in the schedule to you and I devote a lot of time for group lessons and concerts that isn't tallied in your bill.  It is extremely difficult to rearrange a full schedule.  I will make-up lessons under the conditions listed below.  

Please do not ask for exceptions; such discussions put a strain on our relationship.  

1)ILLNESS OR EMERGENCY:  Do not come to lessons sick.  I have no sick-pay. To be eligible for a makeup lesson, I must be telephoned the day of the lesson, before 1:00 p.m. weekdays or 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays.  If you do not reach me in person, leave messages on my cell phone.  

2) CONFLICTS WITH REQUIRED WORK OR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, OR MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS (not social events, sports, birthdays or church picnics) If I am notified at lease one week in advance, each student may makeup a total of 2 lessons per year for such conflicts.  You know these days are coming.  Please plan ahead.

3) BAD WEATHER:  Lessons missed on the days that Guilford County Schools are cancelled for bad weather may be made up.  However, it is often possible to drive by mid-afternoon and lessons may be available to those who can get out.  I will decide if I can teach by 1:00 p.m.  If I have electrical power, I will send students an email and I will leave an announcement on the home page of my website saying whether or not I will teach.  I will also leave an outgoing message and on my cell phone, 336-580-5046, to say if lessons will be held.  Please call my cell phone and leave a voice message to say whether or not you can come.  You may also call 373-2547.  This is the number for the Education Director at The Music Center.  I will call him/her by 1:00 so that my plans will be included in the voice mail announcement.

4) TEACHER ABSENCE:  I will makeup any lessons I cancel.

5) GROUP LESSONS will not be made up.

6) If your conflict isn’t covered in the makeup policy, you may switch lesson times with someone. Notice lesson lengths & tell me about the switch. All students involved in the switch are responsible for keeping it straight. 

IV. MAKEUP LESSONS DURING THE SUMMER:

Please do not ask for exceptions to the policy; such discussions put a strain on our relationship. 

THE SUMMER MAKEUP POLICY IS MUCH MORE LENIENT THAN DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.  I will make up a lesson for any reason during the summer if I you tell me at least a week in advance.  Otherwise, please be aware that I have devoted a spot in the schedule to you.  It is extremely difficult to rearrange a full schedule.  I will make-up other lessons under the conditions listed below.

1)  ILLNESS OR EMERGENCY:  Do not come to lessons sick.  (Private teachers have no sick-pay.) You must call me on my cell phone (please avoid texting me) the day of the lesson, before 1:00 p.m.  If you do not reach me in person, leave a voice message.

2)  CONFLICTS FOR ANY OTHER REASON:  If I am notified at lease one week in advance.

3)  BAD WEATHER:  Announcements will be on my cell phone to say if lessons will be held.  If they are being held, please contact me by phone to leave a voice message saying whether or not you can come.

4) TEACHER ABSENCE:  I will makeup any lessons I cancel.

5) GROUP LESSONS will not be made up.

--Lessons missed for conflicts not covered in the policy will be forfeited.