Mission Statement and Policies


In fulfillment of my impassioned mission, my students make permanent gains neurologically and in terms of focus, confidence, and self-expression that enhance every area of their lives. In the process, they develop musical capabilities and have performance experiences that they and their families will remember for the rest of their lives.


Consistency is critical to the achievement of musical goals. To achieve these goals, regular lessons are scheduled for each student at agreed upon times. Students commit to attend sessions on time and without fail. When issues arise, requests to re-schedule should be made with at least 24 hours notice, and more when possible, and should be limited to emergencies, sudden illnesses, family vacations, and other important events. Cancellations are discouraged. Payment is expected for cancellations or requests to re-schedule that can’t be accommodated with less than 24 hours notice, except in cases of emergency or sudden illness. In the event of frequent scheduling issues, we will discuss the appropriateness of music lessons at this time.


Students are expected on time to take full advantage of the time allotted to them.


Students make extraordinary progress when families institute regular practice times and monitor them. The most effective approaches are customized per student and family.


Accepted forms of payment include cash, check (except post-dated ones), and credit cards. Payments may be made monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly. Payments are due before or at each session.

Thanks very much for your help as we jam together during this exciting season of musical learning, music making, and all the marvelous inherent growth therein.