Regular attendance is essential! Please take care planning other activities to allow time for consistent practice and attendance.
Be on time. Ideally, arrive a few minutes early!
It is up to the student to make arrangements to attend as many of the scheduled lessons as possible. Payment for a term of lessons does not guarantee that all lessons will take place - only that the teacher will be available at the agreed upon lesson times.
In the event of a student cancellation for ANY reason, there is NO obligation on the teacher to provide a makeup. This includes illness and weather-related cancellations (see exceptions below).
If the student or anyone in their household is obviously ill and potentially contagious, they should stay home.
If the student feels up for it, they can have the option of doing the lesson online.
As per the general makeup policy, cancellations due to student illness are not guaranteed a makeup.
If ISD 709 (Duluth Public Schools) cancels school for inclement weather, lessons will be cancelled or online lessons will be offered. In this case a makeup/credit will be provided if necessary.
Students who know about absences well in advance are encouraged to organize a “swap” with another student for that week. Contact info and a schedule for other students will be provided.
In the event of a cancellation by the teacher for any reason, a makeup WILL be provided or a lesson “credit” applied to the next invoice.