Payment and Lesson Policies

Lessons consist of one private 30 minute lesson per week held at the same day and time each week. Arrangements can also be made for hour lessons.  Lessons are scheduled by the month with payment based on a 4 or 5 week calendar. Advance payment reserves the day and time of your lessons each month.

Lessons are paid by the month, at the first of each month. Payment is a set amount regardless of how many lessons are in the month. One month’s payment is due upon scheduling (prorated if starting mid-month). Payment is non-refundable.  Payment for lessons must be made by the last day of each month to guarantee your lesson time for the next month’s schedule.  No refunds, make-ups, or credit will be issued for missed or discontinued lessons after they are scheduled.

Payment is the same from month to month (based on 4 or 5 weeks) regardless of missed lessons, sick days, or vacations. You will not be charged however, for national holidays when Rich is not teaching.  These typically include Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

In months June-August you do have the option to use two vacation days without being charged or losing your lesson time. These vacation days must be scheduled at the time of payment. Unscheduled missed lessons may not count for this vacation day.

Because Rich is also performing for private events and concerts, he will occasionally have to cancel lessons for these performances. For canceled lessons in a 4 lesson month, you will be credited. If the cancellation falls in a 5 lesson month payment remains the same.

Students may pay by cash or check payable to Rich Bischoff.