*You must read, understand and accept these terms and conditions scheduling your next lesson. These terms are constantly changing and because of this, please refer back to this document if any changes occur. I will inform every member, by email, if any terms or conditions change at any time.
** IF YOU FAIL TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE YOUR LESSON 12 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR LESSON, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF THE COST OF THE MISSED LESSON BEFORE THE NEXT LESSON BEGINS. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. NO EXCEPTIONS!
DETAILS (please read carefully):
No one under 18 years of age is able to book lessons. You are able to cancel/reschedule a lesson up to 12 hours before your scheduled lesson time. Lessons that are not cancelled/rescheduled at least 12 hours before will be considered "missed". Three "missed" appointments within 3 months is grounds for being required to prepay before booking any future lesson. If the student has not paid in advance and has cancelled within the 12 hour period prior to your scheduled lesson, you will be charged half the cost of the missed lesson before your next lesson begins when the prior to the next service being rendered. If you have prepaid for your lesson, the "missed lesson fee" will be assessed and the balance will be charged at the end of the next lesson. Payment must be made for missed lesson prior to the next session beginning unless the "missed" lesson was paid for in advance.
Jannis Music Lessons (John M. Jannis) is not responsible for any reasonable bodily injuries during your lesson nor for any personal belongings that may be broken while in your home.
The student and parent understand and agree that lessons must run on schedule in order to not interrupt the flow of other lessons scheduled.
Consistency is important in learning, especially in music study. Regular practice assures rapid improvement of musicianship and skills. Students are enrolled with the understanding that they have access to a piano or an appropriate electronic keyboard in their home for practice. The practice environment at home should be quiet and free from the sounds of a TV or any other distracting sounds.
Students usually make the most of their practice if it is scheduled ahead of time, and is at the same time each day. The most efficient practice time is usually in the morning. Try to schedule your practice sessions for before school hours. Ten minutes spent at the keyboard in the morning are equivalent to 30 or more minutes spent in the evening or afternoon hours. Make practice your daily routine and concentrate on completing your homework according to the instructor’s suggestions written in the student’s notebook.
Parent's role in developing good practice habits cannot be overestimated. It is often the parents who keep their children motivated and focused on the task. Parents are strongly recommended to monitor student’s homework completion on a weekly basis.
One-to-one education is very concentrated, and the bond between teacher and student can grow quite strong.
Jannis Music Lessons (John M. Jannis) reserves the right to terminate any student's lessons for any reason including BUT NOT LIMITED TO the following infractions:
- Inappropriate behavior toward me on the part of the student. This includes violent out-lashings, swearing, defamation of character, unacceptable advances or any other displays which fall outside the realm of common respect and decency.
- Inappropriate behavior toward me on the part of a student's parent(s). This includes all of the above.
- Attendance at lessons in any type of intoxicated state.
- Failure to pay lessons in full.
All children/students need help with discipline. Expect to have to remind and
encourage your children to practice. Students and parents both need to be
accountable for consistent, quality practice. Never hesitate to call or email me if there is something that your child does not understand.
*NOTE: Some services are required to be paid in advance
Any questions regarding this policy can be directed to John M. Jannis directly at 508-415-4435 or at