Inspiring excellence in every student

STUDIO POLICIES

​Trial Lessons and Student Interviews


Free trial lessons are available upon request, both for private and group lessons. We want you, your student, and our teachers to make sure it is a good fit before committing to the full semester. 


Semester and Summer Tuition Packages

Both private and group lessons are divided into three yearly packages: Fall Semester (16 lessons), Spring Semester (16 lessons), and Summer Session (8 lessons). If there is availability, students may begin mid-semester and will receive pro-rated tuition.

Tuition is to be paid at the beginning of each semester or in two equal installments on the 1st and 8th lesson of each semester. Summer tuition is due in full at the first lesson of the summer term. Payments with credit cards are assessed an additional 2.75% fee. If parents have multiple students enrolled, a monthly installment may be negotiated at the teacher’s discretion.

Please see our Tuition Agreement for package rates and more information.

Most lessons are held at our studio location, 6106 Bryant Irvin Road, but in-home lessons are available in select neighborhoods. Feel free to contact us with questions at (817) 287-8411 or jlparker@parkerpiano.com


Parent and Student Expectations

  1. Encourage daily practice. Students will not progress without extra time spent at home. Music is like a language: a child cannot learn to read proficiently if they only spend 30-minutes a week studying it. Make sure to read the assignment book with your student, and remind them to hit the bench at least 5 days a week!
  2. Be punctual!  Please make payments and bring students to lessons on time. A 30-minute lesson is barely enough time for all the material we need to cover.
  3. Communicate with your teacher. Let your teacher know if you have any concerns about practice, repertoire, recitals, etc. We want to make sure we are on the same page. Feel free to come in during the last five minutes of your child’s lesson to get a weekly report, or send questions via email!


Attendance

Because of the high volume of students each teacher is managing, no private make-up lessons are guaranteed.
If your teacher is given enough notice, she may move your lesson at her discretion. For valid absences (illness, family emergency), each student is entitled to one group make-up lesson at the end of the semester. Please see our calendar for group make-up days at http://parkerpiano.com/calendar.html. Also, feel free to trade lessons times with another student!


Recitals and Festivals

​All school-aged students are expected to participate in at least two recitals per year. Festivals, competitions, and theory testing are optional. See our
calendar for dates!


Summer

All students are required to enroll for the summer session in order to hold your spot for the following fall. Summer scheduling is extremely flexible in order to accommodate vacation, camps, etc. For example, your 8 lessons – only 4 hours – can be scheduled in hour blocks twice a week for two weeks, if you know you will be gone for most of the summer.  Should you choose not to enroll for summer lessons, your teacher's available time slots may be filled, leaving no open time slots for returning students in the fall. The student may register for fall lessons, but is not guaranteed a spot with the same teacher.