Below is a summary of some of my most asked-about Studio Policies. This summary is not meant to replace or take precedence over the full Studio Policy Letter which is provided to all students upon Registration. I will be more than happy to help with any additional questions you may have! Just give me a call at 678-446-8738 or email us by clicking on Contact above.


LESSONS

Each student receives a weekly private lesson lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Morning, day and evening time slots are available Monday through Friday 10:00am-8:00pm. Please call 678-446-8738 for lesson rates and current schedule openings.


CALENDAR

Lessons are taught Monday through Friday through the school year, except for Labor Day, Thanksgiving Week, Winter Holiday and Spring Break weeks (Fulton County Schools schedule).   We have lessons on all Monday holidays and teacher workdays.  Summer lessons are also offered.  Students taking summer lessons get first dibs on schedule requests for the fall.


BILLING

School-year lessons are billed monthly in advance. A Registration Fee and Book Deposit are required upon registration each fall. Summer lessons are billed at the beginning of the summer for a package of 4 lessons plus any additional number of lessons desired.


MAKEUPS

There are no refunds for missed lessons, and no makeups for missed lessons except those missed for illness (with advance notice) or if the instructor cancels. Makeups are scheduled on two "Makeup Saturdays" in April.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Performing provides many wonderful benefits to students, including increased poise and confidence, and the pride of accomplishment! The following local festivals and competitions are open to my students through the year:


* Fall Festival – October/November. Noncompetitive event requiring performance for a judge, who provides written comments and a rating certificate. Selected students receive small cash awards. A great “first festival” experience! Open to all ages.  My students may participate after one year of lessons.


Celebrate With Music – Early December. Hundreds of North Fulton area students perform their favorite holiday and other music at Northpoint Mall.  This serves as our “winter recital” and is a lot of fun!


* Local Auditions – March. Competitive event open to 4th - 12th graders, requiring performance before a judge, who provides comments and a rating certificate. Performers rated “Outstanding” go on to compete at the state level in the spring.


Spring Recital – Late April or early May. This is our time to share the year’s accomplishments by performing for family and friends, and to receive well-earned trophies. The Spring Recital is required.


* Because performing in judged and competitive events can be more stressful than rewarding for certain students, my students are invited but not required to perform at these events.


STUDENT RECORDING

To increase performing confidence, I frequently record my students playing on the Yamaha Clavinova electronic keyboard in my studio. They enjoy experimenting with instrumental sounds available on the Yamaha keyboard, which sharpens their ear and creative skills.  I email their collection of recordings yearly to their parents in December. 

Piano Lessons -

        A Gift for Life!

 SUTTON PIANO STUDIO POLICIES