Eli Conley's Voice Studio Private Lesson Policies
I ask you to record all of your lessons on your phone so you can practice along at home.
I expect all of my students to practice a minimum of five days a week, 30 - 45 minutes per day. Beginners should not go beyond an hour of practice at a time, to prevent vocal strain.
To practice, first sing along with your recording of the vocal exercises from your most recent lesson. Then practice the song(s) we are working on together. I expect you to come to each lesson prepared to sing the material we covered at the last lesson.
After your first lesson, I will create an account for you in my online student portal. You can login to the student portal to see your scheduled lessons, and setup, change or cancel lessons. 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. More Info.
You may pay with cash, check, or Venmo. 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 each month with information about how many lessons you have scheduled, and how much you owe.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
I have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. I require 24 hours' notice to change or cancel appointments. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule a lesson in your time slot.
If you are unable to give 24 hours' advance notice, you will be charged the full amount of your lesson. I cannot hold any future lesson times for you on my schedule until your missed lesson is paid for.
Exceptions to this policy are made only for last minute illness. Please contact me as soon as you realize you are sick and will need to cancel.
I require all students to have a credit card on file with me. If you cancel a lesson with less than 24 hours' advance notice, I will charge your credit card.
Promptness is important to me. If you are going to be late, please notify me by text message. 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 the porch. I will come get you when it’s time for your lesson.
Phones should be put into airplane mode (not vibrate) during lessons so that you can focus fully, and your recording will not be interrupted.
I take two weeks of vacation every quarter to rest, tour, and record. I will notify you in advance when I will be on vacation.
When you decide to stop taking lessons, I ask you to give me a minimum of one week’s notice so that I can make your time slot available to another student with sufficient notice.