Lessons are scheduled back to back, so extra time cannot be given
if you are early or late. Due to travel/traffic, exact start time
may vary. 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 will leave.
Only the teacher and student are permitted in the lesson room.
Please have a quiet room, free from distractions, available.
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.
New students may schedule their first lesson at any time. Returning
students schedule lessons month-to-month. Schedule lessons online
at least 3 days before the first lesson (or the end of the month).
Scheduling preference is given to students who schedule a weekly
lesson slot for the entire upoming calendar month. Lesson slots
are not reserved until paid for.
you schedule lessons, an invoice will be emailed to you. 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). For
new students, payment is due 48 hrs before the initial lesson.
Until paid for, slots are still open to other students! Pay
by check, credit/debit card, or PayPal.
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. There are no makeup lessons or refunds if
you cancel or are absent. If you need to cancel, please call/text
Melanie. While illness is not an exception to the policy, it is
appreciated if you cancel in the event that the student has a
All lessons canceled by Melanie will be rescheduled. Occasionally,
Melanie may ask a student to fill a gap in the schedule--your
flexibility 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 and ice so that Melanie can get to your front
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 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.