Studio Policy

All students and parents agree to adhere to my studio policies. Please refer to the individual studio policy for specifics regarding your piano lesson plan.

Payment

Your payment serves as a reservation of your selected time slot in the teacher’s schedule.

    Payment is due in advance.
    Monthly or Session Rates Are Available.
    No refunds or credits are given.
    Lessons may not be prorated.
    I do not offer free trial lessons.
    Payment is available by check, cash, or credit card. Check and cash payment receives a discount.

Schedule

  • The schedule is based upon all students’ availability in each of the teacher’s service areas.
  • Students are not guaranteed the same lesson time slot year round.
  • Monthly students must give 30 day notice to change their lesson or discontinue lessons.
  • Students enrolled by session are required to keep the same timeslot the entire session.

Conduct

  • Parents agree to be “silent observers” in order to facilitate a functional learning environment.
  • The teacher reserves the right to end the lesson early if a student is acting inappropriately or disrespectfully.

Environment

A piano or teacher-approved keyboard is required to participate in piano lessons.

Please keep your piano clean at all times. Miss Christina is allergic to dust!

Please keep animals and other family members out of the room during your piano lesson in order to keep the lesson distraction free! (I will happily pet and say hello to your doggies, but not during your lesson!)

Missed Lessons

If the teacher is absent on a scheduled lesson for any reason, a makeup lesson will be provided.

Missed lessons due to illness, pre-announced school trips, and extreme emergencies will be offered a makeup lesson.

Makeup lessons are not available for any other type of cancellation.

Makeup Lessons

If a lesson is missed for a legitimate reason, you will be given the option to reschedule the lesson to a different date, add time to future lessons (when possible), use the 5th lesson in a month as a makeup, or to forfeit that lesson.

Makeup lessons are not available on the weekends except in extreme circumstances.

Makeup lessons are only available during the session within the missed lesson falls. They do not roll over to the following session.

Lessons Missed by Teacher

If your teacher is sick or has a conflict with your lesson time, your lesson will be made up.

Piano lessons are not available on major holidays (New Years Eve/Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day).

If you have enrolled by session, these holidays have been factored into your payment, and will not be provided makeup lessons. If you are monthly student, it will be necessary to make up these lessons.

Please see the calendar for specific dates.

I’m sick!

Out of respect for your teacher and the other families who take piano lessons, please cancel your lesson if you or anyone in your home is ill.

Please cancel for the following reasons: fever, vomiting/digestive issues, communicable skin rashes, and excessive coughing.

Miss Christina reserves the right to cancel the lesson with no makeup if it is discovered that there is illness at your home when she arrives.


Long Beach Piano Teacher Christina Lopriore

About the Piano Teacher

Christina Lopriore holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Chapman University ('05).

She has been teaching piano, violin, viola, music theory & composition for the past 13 years in Southern California.

Christina lives in Long Beach, CA with her two rescue dogs!