Here is the code of conduct I expect from my voice students
The voice lessons can take place in different places, I will do what I can to meet you at the place closest to you. A few miles is surely a good investment as the choice of the coach is far better more important than saving some miles. Once I have received your request I will tell you exactly where to address in relation to the open spaces remaining. Don't be afraid to ask even if you are relatively far from Beverly, Boston or the Greater Boston area.
Duration of the lessons:
Every student will have a weekly assigned start and end time. If needed, every week can be different, but once booked, it cannot be changed. Exceptions will be very rare.
Changing/ canceling lessons:
If you need to change or cancel a lesson for any reason you need to advise me at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise you will lose the reserved lesson. Missed lessons will not be reimbursed.
In cases of missed lesson with no notice, the situation of the student will be reevaluated. The student will not be reimbursed for the missed class and the student will be asked to pay the next lesson twice the original price.
Frequency of the lessons:
Every student is required to respect the frequency of the lessons. The teacher will give the opportunity to make up lessons cancelled following the guidelines, by adding a new weekly lesson other than the scheduled one or prolonging the scheduled one. A cancelled lesson cannot extend the weekly duration of the prepaid lessons. This concession is not a right and will be guaranteed only to ongoing students. The student must give the maximum availability and accept the make-up sessions proposed, or else he will lose them.
A weekly lesson will not make you magically improve. You have to have the consistency to repeat with attention the exercises that you will be shown in the lesson or otherwise expect to have more lessons during the week. If I do not see substantial improvements the following lesson will be a repetition of the previous one and I won't teach anything new if you are not ready to move on to the next stage.
The course is subdivided in sections of lessons. When it becomes necessary and the student is ready to sing a few pieces, the student will be instructed on how to proceed further.