Fletcher Wilson Music Studio Policy
I am very happy to be leading you on your musical journey! My goal as your teacher is to help you develop a love of learning, give you a balanced musical education, and inspire you to become passionate for music in a new way. Together we will be learning about performance, technique, music theory, and ear training. I can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!
Schedule: I teach weekly lessons on an individually scheduled basis. There are no lessons the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Spring Break. Seminole County Public School holidays will be observed. The time you choose for lessons is consistent. If you ever find your lesson time to be difficult to make, I am happy to find a time that works better for you!
Fees: My rates are as follows: $34/30 min lesson, $50/45min lesson, and $67/60 min lesson. Lesson fees will be billed monthly and are due on the first day of the month. Payments may be made via Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.
Reschedule lessons: If you will be unable to attend a lesson, it is your duty to provide a 24-hour notice. You will not be refunded for these, but you will be allowed to reschedule a missed lesson once per month. A missed lesson without notice will not be allowed to be rescheduled. Any lessons I have to reschedule will be made-up. If you do not reschedule your missed lesson by the end of the month, you will lose the lesson. If needed, I may open up a day to reschedule any missed lessons at the end of the semester.
CANCELATION POLICY: If you need to stop taking lessons for any reason, please give a cancelation notice. You will be required to continue lessons for 2 weeks from the date of cancelation notice before the cancelation is official.
Materials: Make sure you always bring your instrument, any accessories, a notebook, and music books to the lesson. Any books for lessons will be paid for by the student and will vary based on the instrument or skill level. Instruments are required at home to practice on.
Etiquette: Please arrive a bit early for your scheduled time. When you arrive try to determine if I am teaching at the moment by looking through opened windows. If I am not teaching, you may ring the doorbell and I will let you in. If I am teaching, please wait until 2 minutes before the start of your lesson to ring the doorbell, so I know you are ready and on-time. If you arrive extra early and I am teaching you may have to wait in your car for a few minutes while I finish up the lesson before you. Please be kind to my home. I have a cat and a bird, so let me know if you have any allergies! Be careful around the crystal cabinet (it is my mother-in-law’s!). Let me know if you choose to use the table, and I can provide you with a placemat or book to write on top of. You may be asked to keep your fingernails trimmed short for lessons. Parents may drop off and come back on time, watch the lesson, or wait in the car for the lesson to be finished.
Ascension Lessons: Please enter the church through the doors near the carport, walk to the end of the foyer, and turn right to go up the stairs to the choir loft.
Online Lessons: If you are taking lessons online, I will be using the video software called Zoom. I recommend you have good lighting, and an iPad or laptop set up so the camera shows the entire instrument. I will have my waiting room open about 5 minutes before the start of the lesson. Make sure to “Turn on Original Sound” in Zoom’s audio settings. Zoom meeting ID: 863 707 3082 Password: music
Recitals: Recitals are a great way to show your family and friends what you have learned and how far you have progressed in music! Performances are an essential part to music education. They will be held twice a year, in December and in May at Ascension Lutheran Church. Everyone will be encouraged to participate, if I feel they are prepared.
Practice Suggestions: My goal is for each student to have dedicated, consistent and productive practice time at home. Dedicated practice involves staying focused for the full amount of time, and intentionally working on practice assignments, as well as leaving time for already learned or more fun music. Consistent practice for beginners would be about 15-30 minutes, at least 5 times a week. For more advanced students with more assignments 30-60 minutes, 6 times a week is more helpful. Ultimately, practicing a little bit each day is much better than only a once or twice a week. Productive practice means that goals are being accomplished and assignments are being checked off. Younger students benefit more from supervised practice, where a portion of a practice session has a parent encouraging them, and helping them review what has been learned in the lessons. Help them to complete each assignment, but if it is too confusing, I’d be happy to help by replying to an email, or have parents sit in or ask questions during lessons. Students that are supported in productive practicing at home accomplish much more, quicker.
Please fill out this form if you agree with Fletcher Wilson Music’s Studio Policy.
Fletcher Wilson Music
214 Hickory Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
Check: make out to “Fletcher Wilson”
Zelle phone: 850-797-4209