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Private Lesson Agreement

A version of this agreement will be sent to you upon scheduling.

During each lesson...


  • The student is expected to arrive on time.

  • The student is expected to bring all necessary materials (notebook, folder, lesson books, etc.) to each lesson.

  • The student is expected to practice regularly as is appropriate based on the age and ability of the student. This will be discussed with me, the teacher.

  • The student is expected to ask questions and let me know when additional clarification is needed.

Scheduling and payment

  • Students/parents will arrange their own lesson times on the day/time that suits them within my scheduling parameters.

  • Students are expected to arrive to their lesson on time. If a student arrives late, the lesson will be extended only if my schedule can accommodate.

  • Students/parents will agree to obtain all recommended materials by the first lesson.  Books can be purchased from Garrison Music for a fee, or obtained separately. 

  • Payment is expected before the lesson takes place. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash or check (in person), or payment through the Square scheduling app. Any outstanding balance will be billed at the end of the month.

  • If a lesson will be missed, or needs to be rescheduled, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance, or be charged for the lesson.

  • There will be a $30 fee for all returned checks.

Virtual Lessons

  • Students/parents will follow scheduling and payment procedures as outlined above, but schedule as a virtual lesson.

  • Virtual lessons will be conducted via Zoom.  In the event there are connectivity issues, lessons may be conducted in another format to be determined by both parties (ex. include, but not limited to FaceTime).

  • Students are expected to connect to their lesson on time. If a student connects late, the lesson will be extended only if my schedule can accommodate

  • For younger students: parents will provide a lesson space for students that includes an open door, and provide that they or a trusted adult be on the premises at the time of the lesson.

  • Students are expected to dress and behave appropriately during a lesson, and I reserve the right to suspend the lesson in the event that the student is not in compliance.

Social Media

  • Students/parents will indicate their wishes regarding the use of images/video.


  • Teacher/students/parents will not attend if there are any symptoms in the last 48 hours, including fever/cough/chills/congestion/extreme fatigue.

  • Teacher/students will arrive to lessons with freshly washed hands.  Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used before the beginning of the lesson.

  • Reeds/mouthpieces will not be shared.

  • By attending in-person lessons, students/parents voluntarily assume the risk that they may be exposed to COVID-19.  Students/parents voluntarily agree to assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for illness and any expenses and consequences that may be associated.

  • Students/parents will release Garrison Music from the Claims, including all liabilities, actions, damages, costs, or any expenses of any kind.

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