Eli Conley's Private Lesson Policies
I ask you to record all of your lessons using the voice recorder app on your phone. You will use these recordings to practice at home by singing along with the vocal exercises from your most recent lesson. To facilitate a smooth recording, I recommend you put your phone on airplane mode during your lessons.
I expect all of my students to practice a minimum of five days a week, 30 - 45 minutes per day, and come to each lesson prepared to sing the material we covered at the last lesson. Beginners should not go beyond an hour of practice at a time, to prevent vocal strain.
To practice, first sing along with the vocal exercises you recorded at your most recent lesson. Then practice the song(s) we are working on together.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
I require 24 hours' notice to change or cancel appointments. If you cancel with less than 24 hours' notice, you will be held responsible for paying the full lesson fee.
Exceptions to this policy are made only for last minute illness. If you wake up on the day of your lesson and you are suddenly sick, please contact me as soon as possible.
I ask all students to have a credit card number on file with me. If you cancel a lesson with less than 24 hours' advance notice and I am unable to reach you for one week, I will charge your credit card.
If you forget your lesson and do not show up for whatever reason, you will be charged for the missed lesson.
Promptness is important to me. If you are late, your lesson will not be extended past the scheduled end time. Regardless of the length of the lesson, you will be responsible for paying the full fee. Please plan accordingly and be on time.
If you arrive early, you are welcome to wait on my porch. I will come get you when it’s time for your lesson.
After your first lesson, I will send you an e-mail with info on how to setup an account in my student portal. You can use the portal to see my online calendar and your scheduled lessons, setup new lessons, and make changes or cancellations. You can also see your payment history, current invoice, and log your practice sessions.
$100 for a 60 minute lesson.
I reserve a small number of need-based sliding scale spots in my studio for low-income students.
You may pay with cash, check, or Venmo, a free app that allows you to make payments directly from your bank account. I accept credit cards via Square. There is a 4% additional fee for credit cards.
If you become an ongoing student, payment for each month’s lessons is due up front at the first lesson of the month. I will send you an invoice with information about how many lessons you have scheduled each month and how much you owe.
When you decide to stop taking lessons, I ask you to give me at least one week’s notice so that I can make your time slot available to others.