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GUEST,Fullerton Private music teachers - your policies? (35) RE: Private music teachers - your policies? 05 Nov 05

My pupils pay a month in advance, at the first lesson of each calendar month.

Cancelled lessons:

Less than 24 hrs notice - full charge.

More than 24 hrs notice - 50% charge credited from the FOLLOWING months fees.

Holidays - I allow 1 week "holiday" at xmas and 2 weeks in the summer.

Not only does this make a difference to my income - it also improves attendance dramatically. Getting pupils to pay in advance means that YOU decide your terms.

I don't let children wait outside my house after a lesson - parents appreciate this kind of concern.

I allow parents and dogs into lessons - but not other children!! I like dogs!

When Parent and/or pupil arrive for their first lesson, I give them a printed flyer with all these details so that they know and understand my terms from the outset.

Good lesson excuses:

"I lost my shoe."

"My freind was sick." ( A common one when teaching in schools.)

I also have had pupils miss lessons because they were in police custody. I charged them - so did the police!!

Good Luck.

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