Lessons are scheduled back to back, so extra time cannot be given
if you are early or late. Please take care of all questions, etc,
during your time slot to avoid cutting into the next student's
time. Due to travel/traffic, start time may vary +/- 10 min. Lesson
minutes include from when Melanie enters your home to when she
leaves. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your lesson and
do not contact Melanie, she will assume you are not attending
and may leave.
Only the teacher and student are permitted in the lesson room.
Please have a quiet room available where the student will not
Melanie cannot be responsible for supervising any children before/after
their lesson time. Another adult must be present in the home during
lessons. Parents should make sure children are prepared to sit
through an entire lesson without them and can listen and follow
directions. Parents are expected to support their child's practice
sessions at home.
Lessons are scheduled month-to-month (with exception of trial
lesson). Students schedule lessons for the upcoming month online
at least 3 days before the end of the month. (Students should
schedule their Trial Lesson at least 3 days in advance). Scheduling
preference is given to students who schedule a weekly lesson slot
for the entire upoming calendar month. Lesson slots are NOT reserved
for students until paid for.
you schedule lessons, a PayPal invoice will be emailed to you
(click View and Pay Invoice in the email). Review the invoice
carefully. If you need to make any changes, please inform Melanie
before your pay (once payment is received, you cannot change
your lesson dates or times).
To reserve lessons slots, pay your invoice by the due date. Payment
for next month's lessons is due the last day of the current month
(i.e. payment for Jan. lessons is due Dec. 31). Trial
lesson payment is due 48 hrs in advance. Until paid for, slots
are still open to other students! Pay
by credit/debit card or PayPal account
"Pay Invoice." Late
payment will result in the loss of your lesson slots. No refunds
Once payment is received, students may NOT change or reschedule
lesson dates/times (including Trial Lessons) for ANY reason. There
are no makeup lessons or refunds if you cancel or are absent.
If you need to cancel, please call/text Melanie. As a courtesy
to Melanie and her other students, please cancel your lesson if
you have a contagious illness (note: illness is not an exception
to cancellation policy).
All lessons canceled by Melanie will be rescheduled. Occasionally,
Melanie may ask a student to fill a gap in the schedule (due to
student cancellations). Your cooperation and flexibility (if any)
is appreciated! In the case of a declared snow emergency in your
city (or if local schools have canceled afternoon/evening classes),
students will be notified and have the option of rescheduling
their lessons at no charge. Otherwise, cancellation policy is
as stated above. Driveways and walkways to your house must be
cleared of snow/ice so that Melanie can get to your front door
safely (if this is not done, Melanie reserves the right to leave
and the student will not have the option of rescheduling). If
Melanie is not comfortable traveling she will reschedule lessons
Studio Holidays /Closings
For studio holidays/closings, please visit the Home
page. Please note that the studio is open during most local school
vacation weeks (and during the Summer). If you do not plan on
taking lessons during school vacation, please inform Melanie.
Parking must be available at your location, except in the case
of homes in Boston/Beacon Hill. Student is responsible for any
If you wish to discontinue lessons, notify Melanie. You will not
be refunded for any lessons you already paid for. Melanie reserves
the right to discontinue lessons at any time for any reason and
will refund the student for any untaught lessons, except in cases
where the student was dismissed from the studio due to failure
to follow any studio policies.
Agreement To Terms
By scheduling and paying for lessons, you/the student agree to
Maz Music Studio policies. Lesson policies are subject to change,
and any changes will be posted here.