Music Mission and Studio Policies

Music Mission and Studio Policies - Teresa Young

Music Mission

My private students are one of the joys of my life. My mission is getting them making music. In the process, they’re also making permanent gains neurologically and in terms of focus, confidence, and self-expression that enhance every area of their lives. They share their work annually at a June recital. These performance opportunities become unforgettable life experiences for them and their families and friends.

Music Mission and Studio Policies - Teresa Young

Studio Policies


The student/teacher dance is a relationship. Ours is all about my students’ musical development. And not in a vacuum, but as part of the game of life. Like athletics is about way more than just “winners” in any particular season. There is so much here that I’m privileged to deliver. It’s a form of coaching with lifelong benefits.

And musical development requires consistency. What matters most is commitment to the work at hand and continuous practice, more than specific, purposeful, necessary absences. I need flexibility in 2019, too. I do as much pre-planning for changes as possible. That’s my commitment to my students and families.

Please request to re-schedule rather than cancelling when possible. Also, please request changes with at least 48 hours notice when possible. It’s incredibly helpful to me when that works. I’ll always try to return the favor.


Please arrive on time. And thanks for your patience whenever I’m working to balance different scheduling needs and issues. I do my best, because my students and families matter to me!


Students make extraordinary progress when families institute regular practice rituals and monitor them, keeping the process enjoyable and consistent, whether or not we have a lesson scheduled that week. In other words, parents are coaches, too. We’re in it together.


Payment choices include cash, checks, EFTs, and credit cards. Chase QuickPay and Venmo are two of my favorite go-to’s these days. (If you try Venmo, you’ll want to set it to private, which isn’t its default.)


Life Coaching with Teresa Young
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Teresa Young coaches by phone and in person, teaches in Los Angeles, and coaches via Skype outside the U.S.