Provide a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere for learning and encourage a feeling of success at each student’s individual rate of learning.
Offer multiple performance and enriching activities with a balanced program of theory, technique, sight-reading and performance opportunities.
Continue to further her teaching skills and music knowledge by belonging to professional organizations, attending workshops, reading professional publications, and engaging in other activities leading to professional growth.
Provide a piano in the best possible condition (most keyboards and organs are not appropriate).
Set aside a regular time for practice each day (this can be done all at once or divided into two or more daily practice sessions) to develop self-discipline and good practice habits. Younger children especially need help from parents with their practicing.
Encourage progress! Many small steps throughout the year yield great results! Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend lessons at any time.
Check your child's notebook, Studio website (www.leavittpianostudio.com) and Facebook page weekly for pertinent information.
Provide a metronome, 3-ring binder and repertoire/method books. Photocopied materials are illegal and will not be used unless the original music is no longer in print and we have permission from the copyright owner.
Provide a place allowing quiet and uninterrupted practice.
Provide a practice environment that is free from interruptions (family, friends, TV, computer or phone).
Be financially responsible. Pay tuition on time. For account questions, please contact Shauna directly.
Also, communicate any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s progress.
Be helpful, interested and supportive!
Arrive at each lesson punctually, well-prepared, and with all necessary materials. If you arrive five minutes late, your lesson is five minutes shorter. You reserve the time slot, not the number of minutes.
Practice! In order to progress satisfactorily, daily quality practice is necessary and required.
Participate in Studio activities. Youth students will participate in a minimum of two performances per year. Students will also have the option of additional performance opportunities if desired.