Virtual Private PIANO and/ or VOICE lessons are available for students ages 6 and up in the comfort of your own home.
Please read all studio information and policies below before deciding to work with Wolfgang Music Academy. Please understand that by enrolling and paying tuition for your child in Wolfgang Music Academy's studio, you certify that you understand and agree to the studio policies for the 2022/2023 school year.
ABOUT THE TEACHER Ms. Angela Wolfgang earned her Master of Music in Music Education from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and her Bachelor of Science in Music Education at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. click here to read more...
2022-2023 Studio Policies
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES It is Wolfgang Music Academy's desire toteach your child the language and love of music!
The studio has a positive and enthusiastic environment. Especially for beginners, piano study needs to be fun and interactive with a variety of activities to keep young learners interested. The curriculum will be tailored to match your child’s specific learning needs and age/ level.
PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING:
From Day 1, beginner students learn to get comfortable singing, clapping, moving, and improvising in a piano or voice lesson. They learn to understand the structure of music, including chords, form, and improvisation. More intermediate students will start to learn to write their own melodies and songs, and begin working on technique, including scales, arpeggios, and transposition.
STUDENT & FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES Students agree to arrive at each lesson punctually, well-prepared, and with their assignment books and a pencil.
To make good progress, daily quality practice is necessary. Depending on the age, 10 -20 minutes a day is appropriate. For young musicians, weekly parent involvement and encouragement is crucial to their success and growth. The students whose parents are most involved show the most progress.
All students are encouraged to play at the two recitals we have each year: the Fall/ Winter Recital and the Spring/ Summer Recital. Recitals are held at Ruggero Piano, 4720 Hargrove Rd #120, Raleigh, NC 27616. There is a $35 recital fee that will be charged to each family to cover rental fees each term.
Students must have an acoustic or electronic piano at home, in good working order.
If siblings or parents are present during lessons, they need to observe only and limit any distractions.
TUITION Tuition reserves your weekly time slot and studio membership and is due by the 1st lesson of each month. $30 = 30 min per week $45 = 45 min per week $60 = 60 min per week $80 = 90 min per week
$20 Late Fee for all payments received past the 10th of the month
Tuition is non-refundable and can be paid by check, cash, or transfer (Apple pay or Venmo).
Your Tuition includes:
A predetermined weekly lesson time
An individualized plan for each student's course of study
Development of teaching materials, often including pieces composed or arranged specifically for your child
Tuition does not include the cost of music. Students should expect to spend approximately $50 a year on repertoire.
Please Note: There are no reimbursements for missed lessons (cancelled by student) Makeups are available for missed lessons, on a space-available basis. In extenuating circumstances, a credit may be given for future lessons.
SUMMER TERM Lessons in the summer follow a different schedule than the school year. Families can continue taking weekly lessons or choose another plan. If not continuing weekly over the summer, students are still encouraged to take a minimum of 4- 6 summer lessons to help them retain knowledge over break. Lessons are scheduled based on your preferences at the beginning of the summer. Summer lessons are flexible and made to fit your schedule, to allow for vacations and time off.
Any lesson that WMA teacher cancels will be made up or a credit will be given.
WMA will accommodate 2 makeup lessons per household per term. If more than 2 lessons are cancelled per semester, makeups cannot be guaranteed, due to the teacher's full teaching schedule.
If cancellations are known in advance (travel or other obligation), the earlier notice is given, the more likely makeups can be scheduled.
If less than 12 hours notice is given for a lesson cancellation, the lesson is forfeited.
Try to choose a lesson time in which you feel confident. Please understand that the tuition you pay reserves you a standing appointment; a student’s lesson time is reserved for only them each week, and it is their responsibility to attend.
STUDIO HOLIDAYS Most studio breaks coincide with the school systems in this area, but some holidays are not observed and lessons will occur. Holidays will be emailed or texted in advance of each term. They are not included in your tuition, however, some holidays may be available for makeup lessons if the teacher is available.
If you need to miss a lesson for travel or other reason, please know there is no makeup guaranteed beyond the 2 makeup allowance.
COMMITMENT When students enroll, they are reserving their place in the studio for the entire school year. If you would like to exit the program, one months notice in writing is required. This will allow time to fill your space.
PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE From time to time photos and short videos of students are posted on this site or on Facebook and Instagram. These videos and posts are helpful to other teachers and help WMA gain new students. 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 teaching page. They find it motivating and exciting to think that others want to know what they are learning. The students are not identified.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I understand that by enrolling and paying tuition for my child in Wolfgang Music Academy's studio, I certify that I understand and agree to the studio policies for the 2022-2023 academic year.
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