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FAQS & policies
1. How do I schedule and pay for my lesson?
The easiest way to schedule and pay for lessons is to use my online scheduling tool HERE. If you have any issues or can’t find any times that work for you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at (323)251-5467. Then please fill out my New Student Form HERE. After you've reserved your lesson and the New Student Form is received, address and other information will be emailed to you. Studio is located in Studio City.
Lessons must be paid for at the time of scheduling unless otherwise arranged. I accept most credit cards and PayPal. You may make arrangements to pay by check or cash at your lesson; however, one lesson must always be payed in advance.
2. What is the normal cancellation policy?
There is a 24 Hour Cancellation Policy, so please let me know at least 24 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule. There are no refunds for cancelled lessons. There is studio credit for all lessons that have been cancelled with more than 24 hours notice, which may be rescheduled. Please remember the full rate is charged for any lesson that is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice.
3. I need to coach an audition or performance, can I use the 1/2 off introductory lesson?
The 1/2 off introductory lesson is reserved for those interested in ongoing private lessons and does not apply to this type of coaching.
4. What can I expect in a lesson?
Part of the lesson is spent doing vocal exercises which help to build strength, correct problem areas and give you routines to follow on your own. The other part is spent applying these techniques to songs.
5. What can I expect in an audition coaching?
We will spend a short time getting warmed up. If I haven't worked with you before, this also gives me a chance to get familiar with your voice and tendencies. The rest of the time will be spent on you audition material. I find it's best to identify a goal or two to work on in our time together and prioritize what will give you the most payoff for your audition so you can walk in there confidently and sing your best!
6. How do Skype lessons work?
Please request me on Skype (annielittle) prior to lesson time and send me a message that you are ready a few minutes before your lesson time. Or, FaceTime is also fine. I’ll call you at our appointed time.
7. Should I bring music?
Yes! If you are just beginning, try to have an idea of something you might want to learn to sing. If you really don't know where to start, I can give you some suggestions, but I would start with the something you really love and want to sing. If you are already singing, please bring the sheet music to the songs you’d like to work on in your lesson. This allows us both to review details, in addition to giving the student the opportunity to learn about music. One place to find sheet music online is at www.musicnotes.com. We can get it during your lesson, but it does take up valuable time we could be using to sing.
If you have tracks, please bring them on a CD or on your playing device and print out the lyrics prior to your lesson, so you don't have to read them off your phone. They are difficult to read that way and it's also nice to be able to make a note on your paper if need be.
8. Who pays for sheet music or accompaniment tracks if you get them for me?
You'll pay for them and I will invoice you after I've acquired and given them to you. Sheet music generally cost's between $5 - $10 per song and tracks are generally $1 - $3 per track.
9. Should parents sit in on the lessons?
For younger students, there is a lounge area just outside the studio where parents can hear everything, but the child will have a little space to learn on her or his own without feeling self-conscious; however, parents are welcome to stay in the studio room if the child prefers.
THANK YOU for taking the time to read my procedures and policies. They are there for us both to have the most successful lesson possible. By purchasing a lesson or package, you are agreeing to the terms of my policies. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to singing together.
With passion & patience,