Melinda's Music School

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Lesson Policies and Pricing

Private Lesson Policies

118 Urbandale Parkway Rome, NY 13440



Location and Pricing:

$20.00/1/2 hour lesson,

$30.00/45 minute lesson

$40.00/Hour Lesson

Lessons are either in my home or yours, provided a piano is available. I also teach lessons via Skype if you are a distance away. 



Train your voice to the best of its capability. I encourage my students to become more sensitive singers and musicians. Lessons will be a mixture of vocal exercises and technique, singing varied repertoire, ear training and sight reading.



Students may be asked to purchase one or more books or CDs for their lessons. They range in price from $10-30.


Practice Time:

Students who practice get better and quicker results. I ask that students practice at least 10-15 minutes a day. Practice should include warming up your voice with exercises and singing songs that have been assigned. If you need help managing your practice time, I may ask you to keep a practice log. 


Missed Lesson/Cancellation Policy:

As a courtesy, I ask that you please give 24 hours notice if you need to miss a prearranged lesson, unless it's an emergency situation. This policy applies to the teacher as well. You can contact me by email, phone, or text to cancel. If you have to miss a lesson you have paid for and do not give 24 hour notice, you forfeit the money paid. A make-up may be arranged at the teacher's discretion. If you need to stop lessons for any reason, please give two weeks advance notice of your cancellation.



I prefer payment be made monthly by check or cash for all the lessons in that month. If you prefer to pay weekly, please pay in cash, not by check at the time of the lesson.


Teacher Absences:

I am an active performer and occasionally have to miss or change lessons for an audition, rehearsal, or performance. I will let the student know of these dates at the beginning of the month so other arrangements can be made. If you have already paid for a lesson that I have to miss, I will make up the time to you.