Lesson Expectations

Students / Parents



  • The student needs to be prepared to focus and do his/her best to do what the teacher asks.

  • Preparation of the lesson material is essential for a productive lesson.

  • The student is expected to have a cooperative attitude. Please remember that the teacher will never expect you to do something that you are really not capable of doing. Give anything the teacher asks you to do a fair try. If you are not able to do it the teacher will adjust the task or try a different approach. “It is far better to try and fail than not try at all!” Your teacher is not judging you- she has only your best interests in mind.

  • It is important to speak and act respectfully to the teacher. If you do not feel this is possible, then you probably need a different teacher.

  • If your parent is observing your lesson, do not speak to her/him; keep your focus on the teacher. (They are also expected not to speak to you.)

  • Please do not chew gum during the lesson.

  • Make sure your hands are clean and your fingernails are clipped prior to the lesson (keeping a clippers in the case is a good idea). It is not possible to play a stringed instrument with nails that extend beyond the fingertips and should optimally be shorter than that. Longer nails than this will need to be clipped at the lesson.

  • Large jewelry (necklaces, dangling earrings, jangling bracelets, etc.) should be removed for the lesson.

  • Despite all of the rules remember to Have Fun!


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