Welcome to the Music with Lindsey family!

It's an honor for me to teach music. I highly value my students and their families. I see the efforts you make and applaud you for those efforts. I am constantly impressed, inspired, and blessed by the good I see in you. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be part of your music education journey. It takes courage to develop a skill. I am cheering you on!

My son and I recently finished a book and liked this passage:

"Give yourself permission to fail. If you only try the things you believe you can do, you'll only accomplish the things you already knew you could do. But if you give yourself permission to fail, you're free to try the things that seem completely beyond your reach. And that's when the magic happens" (J. Scott Savage, Cove: Gears of Revolution, pg. 293-294).

I've seen this magic happen during lessons. It's among my favorite moments. Learning music has so many benefits but one of my favorites I've seen, as a mother of five children, is how the tenacity and discipline that comes from learning piano, singing, and other instruments translates beautifully into other areas of our lives. We gain a grit, ability and confidence that we can work through hard things. This, to me, in invaluable.

The WHY to all of these Policies

I know your time is valuable and hesitate posting all of these policies. I do it though in an attempt to make sure that we are all on the same page. Music Education is not merely about notes and rhythms, but also about style and fit. I hope my "style" of running a music studio fits you and and your child.

Please carefully read and complete this form. This form is a reflection of my goals to become more organized and transparent about my policies and expectations. Thank you for taking the time to read and complete it.

Warmest regards,
Lindsey Judd

Lesson Attendance Policies

Weekly Lessons: I understand that I will sign up for a lesson time that occurs weekly, unless otherwise scheduled or agreed upon with Lindsey. This lesson time is designated as my time for instruction. If I am late, Lindsey will not extend the lesson time beyond the original agreed upon time. Doing so could impinge on others' lessons.

Make-up Lessons: I understand that I am offered ONE make-up lesson per semester under the following conditions: I give Lindsey 24-hours notice of the need to cancel a lesson. If I cancel the lesson less than 24-hours of the lesson, I do not qualify for the one make-up lesson. Make-up lessons will be offered at the end of each semester (December and May, respectively) to qualified students. Students will be notified and given an opportunity to sign-up for a TBD make-up lesson time.

Trading Lesson Times: Asking Someone to Switch Times with Me (weekly or long-term): I understand that because I signed up for a set weekly lesson time and only get one make-up lesson per semester (with qualified notice), I could ask another family to switch lesson times with me if I have a conflict (whether short or long term). I understand that if no one can switch with me, I will be responsible to attend the lesson or notify Lindsey I will be unable to attend. I understand that Lindsey will provide a calendar for me to refer to with the time of the scheduled studio lessons and a contact parent's first name and phone number.

Consent to share Personal Information: I agree that Lindsey may share my first name and phone number with parent's of other students in the studio. I agree that I will not use this information for commercial gain.

Choosing Virtual Lessons: I understand that I may choose to have lessons virtually for any reason. I will notify Lindsey if I choose to have a virtual lesson so a compatible platform may be agreed upon. In kind, if Lindsey needs to offer virtual lessons at any time, she will make this request of the student in a reasonable time. I understand that lessons offered virtually are the same tuition as in-person lessons.

If sick: I understand that students who are sick are not allowed to have in-person lessons. If the student is feeling sick but still able to participate in a virtual lesson, please schedule a virtual lesson with Lindsey. In common with school policies: Sick is defined as having had in the past 24 hours, a fever over 99 degrees, having thrown-up/experienced diarrhea in 24 hours, or diagnosed with a contagious sickness. (Thank you for your honesty and courteous choices.) If Lindsey is sick, she will offer make-up lessons at a mutually agreed upon time.

Entering Lindsey's Home Studio. *UNFORTUNATELY, MASKS ARE REQUIRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* Time for the entry routine should be taken into account and is suggested to be done 5 minutes before the lesson so the student may receive maximum lesson time: I understand that students (and families coming to the studio) will: 1) enter through the front door (ringing/knocking is optional--please be aware the door handles get hot to the touch in the afternoon sun) 2) Remove and store shoes in entryway. 3) Use sanitizer/wash hands upon entering--sanitizer is provided in the entryway and basement. Additionally, two sinks are provided downstairs. If student's have recently eaten, washing hands is required so the instruments don't get sticky. 4) Students will enter the basement and stand near the double glass doors, so Lindsey is aware they have arrived. Lindsey will let the student know when it is their turn. 5) Student's families are welcome to wait in the basement studio waiting area or attend the lesson--adults only. 6) Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, students and guests are not allowed to play with the basement games, as a way to eliminate germs spreading. 6) No eating is allowed in the basement studio. 7) Students are welcome to wash/sanitize again at the end of the lesson, as desired. 8) Students will be responsible to take all their materials with them and exit. If the student needs help getting out the door, please make sure that help is provided. Unfortunately, due to Lindsey's teaching schedule, she cannot supervise students as they come and go.

Parking/Drop-off/Pick-up: I understand that I may park on the street to drop-off and pick-up my child from lessons. I understand that I should not park in Lindsey's driveway, in case Lindsey's family needs to use the driveway/garage. I understand that other families may be coming and going to lessons before, and/or after my child's lesson and I should be courteous and aware of these families/students. I understand that I have the option to drop off my child for lessons, but I also understand that I am more than welcome and encouraged to stay for lessons to see my child's progress/how I may offer support at home.

Cleaning Routine: I understand that Lindsey will keep her studio clean and sanitary. She will sanitize the piano keyboards between each student (not in the same family) and wipe the stair hand rails daily at the end of each teaching day.

Lesson Commitment/Notice to Quit: I understand that I am committing to taking lessons for 1 year. I understand that I am free to quit taking lessons at anytime and for any reason. I understand that quitting to take lessons from Lindsey will require me to give Lindsey a written notice to quit. I understand that I will be responsible for paying tuition until 30 days has expired after I have given Lindsey notice to quit. I understand that giving Lindsey 30 days notice to quit provides her adequate time to find a replacement student/income.

Lesson Attendance Policies

Weekly Lessons: I understand that I will sign up for a lesson time that occurs weekly, unless otherwise scheduled or agreed upon with Lindsey. This lesson time is designated as my time for instruction. If I am late, Lindsey will not extend the lesson time beyond the original agreed upon time. Doing so could impinge on others' lessons.

Make-up Lessons: I understand that I am offered ONE make-up lesson per semester under the following conditions: I give Lindsey 24-hours notice of the need to cancel a lesson. If I cancel the lesson less than 24-hours of the lesson, I do not qualify for the one make-up lesson. Make-up lessons will be offered at the end of each semester (December and May, respectively) to qualified students. Students will be notified and given an opportunity to sign-up for a TBD make-up lesson time.

Trading Lesson Times: Asking Someone to Switch Times with Me (weekly or long-term): I understand that because I signed up for a set weekly lesson time and only get one make-up lesson per semester (with qualified notice), I could ask another family to switch lesson times with me if I have a conflict (whether short or long term). I understand that if no one can switch with me, I will be responsible to attend the lesson or notify Lindsey I will be unable to attend. I understand that Lindsey will provide a calendar for me to refer to with the time of the scheduled studio lessons and a contact parent's first name and phone number.

Consent to share Personal Information: I agree that Lindsey may share my first name and phone number with parent's of other students in the studio. I agree that I will not use this information for commercial gain.

Choosing Virtual Lessons: I understand that I may choose to have lessons virtually for any reason. I will notify Lindsey if I choose to have a virtual lesson so a compatible platform may be agreed upon. In kind, if Lindsey needs to offer virtual lessons at any time, she will make this request of the student in a reasonable time. I understand that lessons offered virtually are the same tuition as in-person lessons.

If sick: I understand that students who are sick are not allowed to have in-person lessons. If the student is feeling sick but still able to participate in a virtual lesson, please schedule a virtual lesson with Lindsey. In common with school policies: Sick is defined as having had in the past 24 hours, a fever over 99 degrees, having thrown-up/experienced diarrhea in 24 hours, or diagnosed with a contagious sickness. (Thank you for your honesty and courteous choices.) If Lindsey is sick, she will offer make-up lessons at a mutually agreed upon time.

Entering Lindsey's Home Studio. *UNFORTUNATELY, MASKS ARE REQUIRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* Time for the entry routine should be taken into account and is suggested to be done 5 minutes before the lesson so the student may receive maximum lesson time: I understand that students (and families coming to the studio) will: 1) enter through the front door (ringing/knocking is optional--please be aware the door handles get hot to the touch in the afternoon sun) 2) Remove and store shoes in entryway. 3) Use sanitizer/wash hands upon entering--sanitizer is provided in the entryway and basement. Additionally, two sinks are provided downstairs. If student's have recently eaten, washing hands is required so the instruments don't get sticky. 4) Students will enter the basement and stand near the double glass doors, so Lindsey is aware they have arrived. Lindsey will let the student know when it is their turn. 5) Student's families are welcome to wait in the basement studio waiting area or attend the lesson--adults only. 6) Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, students and guests are not allowed to play with the basement games, as a way to eliminate germs spreading. 6) No eating is allowed in the basement studio. 7) Students are welcome to wash/sanitize again at the end of the lesson, as desired. 8) Students will be responsible to take all their materials with them and exit. If the student needs help getting out the door, please make sure that help is provided. Unfortunately, due to Lindsey's teaching schedule, she cannot supervise students as they come and go.

Parking/Drop-off/Pick-up: I understand that I may park on the street to drop-off and pick-up my child from lessons. I understand that I should not park in Lindsey's driveway, in case Lindsey's family needs to use the driveway/garage. I understand that other families may be coming and going to lessons before, and/or after my child's lesson and I should be courteous and aware of these families/students. I understand that I have the option to drop off my child for lessons, but I also understand that I am more than welcome and encouraged to stay for lessons to see my child's progress/how I may offer support at home.

Cleaning Routine: I understand that Lindsey will keep her studio clean and sanitary. She will sanitize the piano keyboards between each student (not in the same family) and wipe the stair hand rails daily at the end of each teaching day.

Lesson Commitment/Notice to Quit: I understand that I am committing to taking lessons for 1 year. I understand that I am free to quit taking lessons at anytime and for any reason. I understand that quitting to take lessons from Lindsey will require me to give Lindsey a written notice to quit. I understand that I will be responsible for paying tuition until 30 days has expired after I have given Lindsey notice to quit. I understand that giving Lindsey 30 days notice to quit provides her adequate time to find a replacement student/income.