Olivia offers private music instruction to ages ranging from seven to adult at her home located in Union Bridge, Maryland. Her primary goal is to help students develop their musical artistry through mastery of technique. This journey will include a fundamental curriculum that will continue to challenge the student and an assortment of pieces that cater to the interest of each individual student.
Students are expected to arrive in a timely manner, with all required materials and music. Lessons will be given once a week, at the same time for the entire semester. You must notify Olivia twenty-four hours in advance if you will miss a lesson. If a twenty-four hour advance notice is not given the student will not be given a make-up lesson or refund. If an advanced notice is given, one make-up lesson will be given at the end of the semester. Any lessons missed due to teacher illness or absence will be made up or refunded.
Students are expected to commit to fifteen lessons per semester. Unless otherwise discussed, payment for lessons is due monthly. Unexcused absences will not receive a make-up lesson or refund.
30 minute lessons are $25 per lesson
45 minute lessons are $38 per lesson
60 minute lessons are $50 per lesson.
Preparation of music assigned is expected. Appropriate practice
time will be discussed on an individual basis. A recommended
guideline for practice time should be 5 days a week for the
equivalent duration of a weekly lesson.
Ms. Higgins strongly encourages parents to help motivate
their child to practice daily. It is recommended however, that parents sit in the waiting area during lessons.
In the case of inclement weather the studio may follow the
decision of the schools. If lessons are canceled, make-up lessons will be offered.