1) Lessons: Starting 9/2022, a 30-minute

lesson is $35.00. The cost of a 60 minute

lesson is $65.  Students are charged

for all the lessons they are

scheduled to take during the month.

Tuition is pre-paid by the month.

All payments made after the 7th of the

month will be assessed a $10 late charge.

If taking lessons at Forte Music or Pickers 

Supply, please consult their lesson 

policies for rates and schedule of late fees. 


Payments can be made by cash,

check or credit card. Credit card

payments are made via Square.

Payments can also be sent by mail.

A $35 dollar fee will be charged for

NSF checks. After the second NSF

check, only cash payments will be



If lessons payments should fall more

than 2 weeks in arrears, the student will

lose her/his time slot, and the lessons

will be terminated until the account is

brought up to date.


2) Cancellation Policy: If you

have to cancel, please call my cell phone

or email lady.bass.music@gmail.com

24 hours prior to the lesson. This

allows me to use any open times for

make-up lessons. YOU WILL STILL BE


However, if you call ahead

of time, you are entitled to a makeup

lesson. If you do not call to cancel

(barring emergencies) a makeup

will not be offered, and a lesson fee

will still be assessed. Emergencies are

handled on a case by case basis.


If the instructor cancels a lesson, the

student will be credit for that lesson the

following month, unless the student and

instructor mutually agree to try to make up

that lesson. 


3) Makeup Lessons: Makeup lessons will

be scheduled at a time that is convenient

for both the instructor and the student.

Makeups will be scheduled at a time

different than the actual lesson time.

If you abuse the makeup policy, you

may be dismissed from lessons. Abuses

of the makeup policy include:

excessively and repeatedly canceling

lessons, missing scheduled makeup

lessons, and repeatedly

missing scheduled lessons with

no phone calls or email notification.

Why is this such a big deal?

Every skipped lesson takes a half hour

out of my schedule since I am already

at the studio, and then the

makeup takes up another half hour.

Added together, every skipped lesson

equals an hour of my time for which

I only charge 1/2 hr. The practice of

repeatedly skipping lessons is abusive

to my time, ties up time that I could

be using with new students, and quickly

becomes costly to the teaching studio.

The makeup/cancellation policy

is to be used for sudden sicknesses,

accidents, vacations, and working

overtime at work...things that come up

occasionally that cannot be avoided.


I make a point to try to be

flexible to accommodate changes in

people's schedules; it is necessary when

dealing with multiple schedules and

(sometimes) multiple children. So if

you have a problem, please

call and cancel.


And then schedule a makeup lesson

ASAP so that you do not fall behind

in your progress. I am very happy

to do makeups. Just remember: the

makeup policy was designed to give

you flexibility, not to serve

as a weekly "get out of jail free" card.


3) Instructor Cancellations: Missed

lessons due to instructor absence,

instructor illness, instructor emergencies,

or studio closure due to weather are not

charged to the student's account. If you

prepay lessons, you will receive a credit

towards the following month.


Sometimes I have to cancel lessons due to

professional engagements; conc

traveling to conferences, NAMM shows,

workshops and the like. I do my best

to offer alternate lesson times to the students to

maintain continuity of instruction.

If the student is unable to attend the alternate lesson time,

then I will credit the student's account for the missed lesson (if the

lesson was prepaid).



4) Holidays: If a holiday is coming, and you are not certain if Lady Bass

Music will be open, please do not assume the studio will be closed. Please

contact me directly via phone or email, or check the studio calendar. I

follow the schedule of the local music stores. If the local stores are

open and their lesson programs are running, then my studio is open as well.

It is not acceptable to simply not show up without contacting me, and it

will result in being charged for a lesson with no opportunity for a makeup.


5) Lateness: Students arriving late for their lessons are not guaranteed 

extra lesson time to make up for being late.


6) Practice Time: Work with your child to set up a daily, uninterrupted

practice time to establish a routine. Students are encouraged to keep a

practice record, and to work toward musical goals rather than simply

counting minutes. The study of music is rewarding and enjoyable, but it

is also work! As you know, your child will only be as committed as you are.

To insure that you get your money’s worth out of the lessons, I need parents’

help to motivate and support students, and to make music

study a productive experience.



7) Parting Thoughts: Sometimes, I might feel the need to spend extra time

with your child. This can and will happen when time allows me to give a

little extra. There will be no extra charge for this.

However, if you are running on a tight schedule, please let me know when

students MUST leave lesson on time.

If you have any questions or concerns, I will be happy to discuss them with you.


If you are sick, recovering from an illness, or are contagious, please DO NOT

attend your lesson. I am a professional musician, and my livelihood does depend 

on my good health. Sick days means missed concerts, clinics, events, lessons

and lost income. Also, if a student spreads a contagious disease to myself, they 

also risk the health of ALL the other students I come into contact with during

the week at the various locations I teach at.  If you are sick, please cancel...

you will be GLADLY offered a makeup session.  THANK YOU!

Lady Bass Music reserves the right to discontinue lessons with a 

student at any time. 

Permanent cancellation of lessons by the student requires a one month 

notice.  Payment is expected for the full month after notice is given.