Lesson Policies for Fort Collins

These apply for lessons in Fort Collins only. For lessons at Guitars, Etc. see this page

Attendance

  • Lessons are normally one-on-one. If you would like to book lessons for a group, please email me.
  • Recurring weekly lessons are either one hour or one half-hour per week. One-off lessons are a minimum of one hour.
  • Weekly lessons are the same day and time each week. There are a few scheduled days off each year. A full calendar may be found here.
  • If you are unable to attend a weekly lesson for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. We can plan what you need to practice or reschedule for another time that works with both our schedules.
  • One-off lessons are booked for a specific day and time. Please be sure you will be available for the lesson before booking.
  • Please do not skip lessons because you haven’t practiced. We can always review previous lessons so you still get a chance to play. It’s also a great opportunity to work on practice strategies.
  • If you are going to be late, please call or text me at (970) 682-4842. If you are more than 10 minutes late without notice I may assume you are not coming and leave or start the next lesson.

Weather-Related Cancellations

  • If Boomer Music is closed, lessons will be cancelled.
  • I will normally cancel lessons if Fort Collins is on accident alert.
  • Generally, I’ll let you know via text or email by 9:30am if lessons are cancelled. I may also cancel lessons later in the day if conditions get worse than forecast.
  • If I am teaching but you don’t feel conditions will allow you to make it in safely, please contact me so we can reschedule your lesson.
  • If lessons are cancelled due to weather we will reschedule if possible.
  • If we can’t find a time that works to reschedule a regular weekly lesson I cancelled due to weather, I’ll credit your account for $30 per cancelled half-hour.
  • If we can’t find a time that works to reschedule a one-off lesson I cancelled due to weather, I’ll refund the full amount of the lesson.
  • If you have any questions, please call or text me at (970) 682-4842.

Illness and Injury Related Cancellations

  • Pain while playing an instrument is bad. If you are experiencing pain, stop playing immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
  • If you need to cancel a lesson due to illness or injury, please contact me as soon as you can so we can reschedule or plan what you should practice.
  • Students who show signs of being contagious will be sent home immediately. Please do not risk the health of others by coming in sick.
  • If I am sick, I will cancel lessons.
  • Lessons I cancel will be rescheduled it as soon as possible.
  • If we can’t find a time that works to reschedule a regular weekly lesson I cancelled due to my being sick, I’ll credit your account for $30 per cancelled half-hour.
  • If we can’t find a time that works to reschedule a one-off lesson I cancelled due to my being sick, I’ll refund the full amount of the lesson.
  • If you have any questions, please call or text me at (970) 682-4842.

Payment

  • One-off lessons are $65 per hour.
  • Tuition for weekly lessons is $110 per month for half-hour or $220 per month for hour.
  • There are a total of 15 weekly lessons in each 4 month term (January through April, May through August, and September through December). Weekly lessons work out to $58.67 per hour, a savings of about 10% versus one-off lessons.
  • Payment for one-off lessons is due at the time the lesson is scheduled. Tuition for weekly lessons is due by the 1st lesson of each month.There is a $15 fee for late payments.
  • You may pay in person by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Online payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or PayPal.
  • You can drop weekly lessons at the end of any month and there is no cancellation fee. If possible, please give me at least a weeks notice before stopping lessons.
  • There are no refunds for lessons except in the case of my unscheduled absence.
  • If I am unable to teach a scheduled lesson I will refund the full amount of the single lesson payment or $30.00 per missed half-hour for monthly lessons.