SUMMER LESSONS: OUR CONCEPT
Students who pursue their studies year-round experience faster growth and greater achievement. But we know that everyone’s schedules get scrambled in the summer. We want you to be able to choose a schedule of summer lessons that makes sense for your family and fits your interest and goals. Scheduling summer lessons separately from the school-year allows us to best reach all our students!
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Wait until June 5. Find the sign-up via our Summer Programs
page. Tuition for summer individual lessons is a flat rate of $17 per 15 minute schedule block. Full details are included on the 2017-18 Payments Policies (via our policies page
). A handy planning calendar
WHAT IF MY PLANS CHANGE?
No problem! You may make changes/cancellations until 48 hours before the lesson.
TEAM TEACHING You are encouraged to sign up for lessons with any instructor, regardless of who your regular teacher may be.
This helps us to better meet your scheduling needs. Plus, we think you’ll benefit from the additional perspective! You will know the name of the teacher when you sign up. For your convenience, we will post a handy planning calendar showing each teacher’s daily availability (available early May).
ARE SUMMER LESSONS REQUIRED?
No…however…it’s impossible to imagine any serious student taking off the entire summer every year. Your summer is probably long enough to enjoy a period of rest and relaxation and a period of productive study.
CAN I SIGN-UP FOR SHORTER LESSONS?
Yes…however…shorter lessons make it hard to cover the student’s material. If you’re looking to reduce your work-load or try something different, talk to your teacher—and also consider our innovative Enrichment Workshops program (see the separate info sheet for all the details).
CAN I JUST PRACTICE INDEPENDENTLY DURING THE SUMMER?
Yes…however…experience shows that most students won’t. Of those who do, many will struggle to practice effectively. Students who go the entire summer with little or no effective practice will likely experience a long period of transition in September.
HOW DOES THE JUNE SCHEDULE AND TUITION WORK?
Our regular schedule runs through and including June 24th. During the ten-month School Year, tuition is based on ten equal monthly payments. There are between 37 and 39 scheduled weekly individual lessons throughout the course of the school year, depending on the day of the week.
WHAT ABOUT NEW STUDENTS?
In theory, summer is a great time to begin lessons because there is plenty of time to practice! In reality, this benefit is often outweighed by the challenge of maintaining consistent weekly attendance. Every situation is different; we will accept new students during the summer session on a case-by-case basis.
WHERE IS MR. HOROWITZ?
I am on the sign-up schedule on limited hours…but I am here for all of you, year-round! I’ll do my best to make sure every student has the attention they need. Just call or email me.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Call us to discuss! Let’s figure out what makes the most sense for your individual situation.