Peak Piano Studios

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- Introduction

- Summer Session 2021 Calendar

- How to Reach Us

- Attendance

- In-Person or Online Lessons

- Tuition & Payment

- Materials

- Media

- Recitals and Events

- Expectations

Termination & Transfer

Download PDFs of Summer Session 2021 Policy Documents


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Introduction

You must sign our COVID-19 Policy before commencing lessons.

You may read more about our COVID-19 policy at www.peakpiano.net/covid19.


Welcome to Peak Piano Studios! By scheduling a time slot, you are committing to music instruction for Summer Session 2021. You will receive 4, 6, or 8 individual music lessons (based on which package you select below) during the 9-week period from July 5 to September 3. Please see “Summer Session 2021 Calendar” below.


Even if you are out of town or unavailable for one of your lessons, you are still responsible for payment in full for Summer Session 2021. Makeup lessons are not offered unless Peak Piano Studios must cancel a lesson, in which case we will give you as much advance notice as possible. (Extenuating circumstances evaluated on a case-by-case basis).


Summer Session 2021 tuition is due in full on July 5, 2021. Tuition will not be retroactively adjusted for missed lessons—instead select a package appropriate for your summer schedule (see “Tuition & Payment” below).

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Summer Session 2021 Calendar

For Summer Session 2021, you may book/reschedule lessons a maximum of 90 days in advance & minimum 8 hours' notice. Use our online tool at www.peakpiano.net/calendar. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book in good faith—i.e., book for when you know you can attend—do not “reserve” extra slots for yourself.


Lessons are typically scheduled every 40 minutes (30 minutes of instructional time with a 10 minute gap in between lessons), but this may vary. Lessons are offered from 10am-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays may also be offered for online lessons only—check with us.


Tue & Wed: Spokane Studio & online

Mon: potential online—check with us




Biweekly Group classes will be offered if total summer enrollment is 8 or more families. They are included if you purchase 8 lessons by 6/30, or they can be purchased separately for $10 per class. (See “Tuition & Payment” below.) We will announce this on or before July 5.

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How to Reach Us

If you are running late or require a response the same day, please call or text 208-771-6107.

If you need to inform us of future absences, discuss student notes, or other less-urgent items, please email peakpianostudios@gmail.com.

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Attendance

Makeup lessons are not offered unless Peak Piano Studios must cancel a lesson, in which case we will give you as much advance notice as possible. (Extenuating circumstances evaluated on a case-by-case basis).

You are not penalized for missing a lesson, but we hope you will attend as much as possible. All monies received by Peak Piano Studios are non-refundable.


Illness: If you are sick (cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat, etc) do not come to your lesson. We will have our lesson online at your normal lesson time. Students who display signs of illness will be dismissed. Please see the COVID-19 Policy for more details.


TardinessIf you are late or we are unable to connect with you, we will spend the first 15 minutes of your lesson time trying to get hold of you. We will place 2 phone calls to each parent and 3 calls to you, spaced several minutes apart. Your lesson will end at the scheduled time regardless of when you arrive.


Technical Difficulties: If technical difficulties arise and we can't get connected or are disconnected from an online lesson, we will spend the first 15 minutes of your lesson time trying to get hold of you. We will place 2 phone calls to each parent and 3 calls to the online device, spaced several minutes apart.


Exceptions to these policies will be made on a case-by-case basis for instances of emergency or extreme illness.

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In-Person or Online Lessons

You have the option to attend lessons in-person at Peak Piano Studios, 1309 W 14th St Spokane, or online via the Zoom platform.


If you select in-person lessons, you must agree to the COVID-19 Policy, wear a mask at all times, wash hands before and after the lesson, avoid touching your eyes/face, and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. ALL PERSONS entering the studio, including parents and other family members, must wear a mask AT ALL TIMES. Additionally, Peak Piano Studios reserves the right to convert in-person lessons to online lessons at its discretion, including:

- failure of student/family to abide by In-Person Lesson Policy

- increase of coronavirus infection rate in Spokane/Kootenai counties

- Spokane/Kootenai counties return to an earlier Phase of the state/county coronavirus plan that prohibits in-person lessons

- federal or regional health authorities recommend against in-person meetings

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Tuition & Payment

Payment is due in full by July 5. Sibling discounts of 5% per sibling (minimum 2 siblings, maximum 15% discount) apply for all tuition charges. You may select option A, option B, or both.


A. Lesson Packs

You may purchase a lesson pack of 4, 6, or 8 lessons to be used during the 9-week period from July 5 to September 3 (see “Summer Session 2021 Calendar” above).

                                                                                                                                                                               

            

        

            

30 minute lessons

            

45 minute lessons

            

60 minute lessons

            

8-pack

            

$245.00

            

$365.00

            

$485.00

            

6-pack

            

$185.00

            

$275.00

            

         $365.00        

            

4-pack

            

$125.00

            

$185.00

            

$245.00


Biweekly Group classes will be offered if total summer enrollment is 8 or more families. They are included if you purchase 8 lessons by 6/30 (see below), or can be purchased separately for $10 per class.


B. By-The-Hour

By-the-hour or “drop-in” lessons may be purchased at the rate of $75/hour. Schedule them with our online tool at www.peakpiano.net/calendar.


Payment types: You may pay by check, Paypal, or credit card via Paypal. Online payments will not incur a transaction fee. Please send checks to:


Peak Piano Studios

P.O. Box 3074

Hayden, ID 83835


All payments received are non-refundable. Accounts overdue by more than 3 weeks will be subject to recovery by IC System.

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Materials

You will need a three-ring binder, music paper notebook, and three pencils. A bookbag or sack is also recommended. Please purchase all materials from Amend Music Center—they can order anything not currently in stock.

We can purchase materials for you. An additional 10% fee will be added to the cost of materials purchased by Peak Piano Studios. Charges must be paid within 1 week of purchase date.


Bring everything to every lesson (piano books, notebooks, music folios, printed sheets, etc).

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Media

By signing up for lessons, you hereby give your consent and authorization to Peak Piano Studios to capture and use audio/video recordings and photographic images of yourself or your child and/or your own or your child's musical performance or quoted statements in print, electronic, or online media, for educational and studio promotional purposes only and without any compensation to you or your child. You further agree to waive and release any and all claims you may have against Peak Piano Studios relating to the use of these recordings, images, or statements. This consent is binding upon heirs and future legal representatives.

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Recitals

Visit the Recital page

Summer Session 2021 does not include required recitals. Optional performance opportunities will be offered to students on an individual basis.

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Expectations

You can expect us:

- to treat you fairly, respectfully, and in good faith

- to communicate clearly and often

- to behave professionally

- to respond positively to any comments or questions you have


Davis Hill is a member of the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WMSTA), North Idaho Music Teachers Association (NIMTA), and their parent organization Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Peak Piano Studios adheres to the MTNA code of ethics, which you may view at https://www.mtna.org/mtna/explore_code_of_ethics.aspx. If you believe Peak Piano Studios has mistreated you, please contact us promptly.


We expect you:

- to be punctual

- to pay promptly

- to communicate clearly and often

- to treat us fairly, respectfully, and in good faith

- to be an active participant in the learning process, including regular at-home practice.


Practice expectations vary based on the age and level of the student. Ensure the practice area is free from distractions and is available every day. We are happy to discuss with you.

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Termination & Transfer

You may terminate lessons and forfeit your scheduled lesson times at any time, with or without cause. You will not receive any refund or adjustment.


Lessons may be terminated at the discretion of Peak Piano Studios for any reason, including lack of practice, behavioral problems, frequent absences, delinquency in payment, or failure to abide by studio policy. This policy includes parent conduct. You will not receive any refund or adjustment.


If you wish to transfer to another teacher, please inform us before starting with them. If you are coming from another teacher, you must inform them before starting lessons with us. We will contact the other teacher to confirm. This is a basic professional courtesy for private music instructors.

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I understand that tuition for Summer Session 2021 is due in full by July 5, after which a $15 late fee will be added every week until payment is received.