Elana Segal's Music Studio

Student Expectations 

Students are expected to attend all of the scheduled lessons on time with their materials. As tuition reserves a time in my schedule, the lesson cannot be extended, rescheduled or refunded if the student is late.

To make good progress, daily quality practice is necessary. A practice plan will be formulated between the teacher and student. All students are encouraged to play at studio recitals and audition for local ensembles and competitions.

Family Expectations

Students must have their own instruments to practice on at home. If you have questions or would like input on the purchase of an instrument please let me know. 

If something is happening at school or home that is affecting your child, please let me know. The more information I have, the more I can be sensitive to the needs of your child.

Students 5-10 years old: A parent or guardian must be present for the entire lesson. There should be some parental involvement in at home practice and assignment completion. 

Students 10-18 years old: A parent/guardian must be present for the first and last five minutes of the class. Practicing and assignment completion should be student driven, with parental/guardian help as needed.


Each student is responsible for purchasing the required music and materials for lessons. Materials will be assigned by me and the student will be expected to have the materials no later than two weeks after the materials have been assigned. Advanced notice will be provided whenever possible. 

All students must bring a pencil, metronome, and music books to lessons. A music stand and piano will be provided. All woodwind students must bring their own instrument and accessories as needed.

Woodwind Requirements:

  • Rent or purchase of a name brand instrument
  • Music stand
  • Metronome and tuner
  • Method books and sheet music as assigned
  • Clarinet/Saxophone - reeds, neck strap, teeth guard

Piano Requirements: 

  • Acoustic Piano or Digital piano (must have 88 weighted, touch sensitive keys and pedals)
  • Piano Bench
  • Music stand 
  • Metronome
  • Method books and sheet music as assigned

Illness Protocol

If the student or a family member is ill or not feeling well for any reason, the student should not attend their lesson in person. If the student comes to the studio with any of the following symptoms (excessive coughing, sniffling, sneezing, fatigue, fever, COVID-19 or flu), the student will be sent home immediately and the lesson will be forfeited. 

If the student is well enough, the lesson will be held during their normally scheduled time via Zoom. If the student is not well enough to attend their lesson virtually, at least 24 hours notice is required to guarantee a makeup lesson credit.


Lessons canceled with under 24 hours notice will not be provided a make up lesson. 

Lessons canceled with 24 hours notice will be credited a make up lesson to be used in 30 days. 

Each month one day will be offered for make up lessons. If the student is unable to attend a lesson on this designated day the credit may be forfeited. Make up lessons do not count as credit for the next month’s tuition.

Lessons canceled by me will be given as much notice as possible and will be rescheduled within 30 days. 

By enrolling and paying tuition for my child in Elana Segal’s studio, I certify that I understand and agree to the studio policies.


Tuition, Schedule & Payment for Elana Segal's Music Studio

Please note that tuition reserves the weekly time slot, but may not directly correlate with lessons received if the student does not attend the scheduled lesson times. Recurring late attendance and cancellations may result in termination of the student’s enrollment.

Tuition is flat-rate for each month and includes lessons scheduled in that month based on the studio calendar. There will be a minimum of 44 lessons  offered throughout the year, and the weeks where lessons are not held due to scheduled studio breaks will be communicated in advance. Invoices are based on the number of lessons the studio schedules and will not be altered. Planned vacations and other conflicts communicated in advance receive a makeup credit for that month. 

In the case that there is a 5th weekly lesson in the month, this has been factored into the flat-rate tuition. Pre-planned absences and holiday breaks have also been factored into the rate and will be communicated well in advance. Three additional lessons will be built into the calendar. In the case of teacher illness, these three additional lessons can be canceled short notice. These weeks are complimentary in the case that no illness cancellation occurs.

Tuition invoices will be sent by the 25th of the month prior for all enrolled students. All payments are non-refundable. Recurring late payments may result in termination of the student’s enrollment. When students enroll, they are reserving their place in the studio for the entire term. Changes to the weekly schedule may be made on a case-by-case basis each month before tuition is due.

Studio Breaks

There will be a minimum of 44 lessons scheduled for the calendar year. There are an additional three flex weeks built into the studio calendar for teacher illness. In the case these are not used, lessons may be scheduled at no extra charge.

The studio will be closed for:

-Spring Break

-Week following the end of the school year

-Fourth of July


-Winter Break

-3 Flex Weeks (for makeup/teacher illness)

Photo and Video Release

From time to time, I use photos and short videos of my students during lessons on the studio website or in social media posts. These videos and posts are encouraging to other students and helpful to other teachers. If you do not want your child's image(s) to be used, please let me know. In general, the students love to see their pictures and videos on my website or around the studio, as they find it motivating to think that others want to know what they are learning. The students are only identified by first name. 

By enrolling and paying tuition for my child in Elana Segal’s studio, I certify that I understand and agree to the studio policies.