2018 STUDIO POLICY
Welcome! We look forward to working with you or your child and developing your love of music! Please read our studio policies carefully and email us should you have any questions!
SCHEDULING A LESSON
Please send us an email to coordinate a lesson time. We can either schedule a weekly lesson, at the same time each week, or find a different time to meet each week depending on your needs!
7 days a week: We teach in New York and offer Skype Lessons, as well as at home lessons in Forest Hills, Queens every day of the week.
NYC - We teach at Michiko Rehearsal Studios, located in Midtown Manhattan at 149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 directly next to the TGI Fridays. If you don’t receive the studio name in advance, please wait in the lobby and I will come and get you when it is time for your lesson!
If we need to meet at another midtown studio, I will confirm with you before your lesson.
Forest Hills, Queens: If you like in Forest Hills, we can come to you!
Skype Lessons/Facetime Lesson
We teach over Skype and Facetime, depending on what you prefer! We will exchange Skype/Facetime information should we work via Skype.
As I am an actor and singer, I will sometimes need to be away for a professional engagement. If I ever need to miss a lesson, it will be made up at mutually convenient time.
I will always aim to maintain a regular teaching schedule unless out of town for an engagement and plan to see students weekly or as often as the student would like.
I accept payment via cash, check, Paypal or VENMO. Venmo is an app that works both with debit and credit cards. This is my prefered method of payment and I can talk you through it if you have not used the app.
My Venmo name: @Rebecca-RapoportCole or search Rebecca Rapoport-Cole
Students that would like to secure a weekly lesson slot will be billed monthly. If you need to work out a payment plan, please contact us and we will be very happy to work with you!
Payment must be received 48 hours before the lesson is scheduled. If payment is not received, the lesson time will be considered open for another student.
PLEASE BRING TO YOUR LESSON:
Two copies of your sheet music and a binder where we can grow your repertoire. If you are having your lesson online, please send me a copy of your music in PDF form.
A pencil for marking your music. If you are not sure where to get music from, let me know what kind of music you would like and I will either send you copies or help direct you to websites you can find sheet music on.
I am happy to provide electronic copies of sheet music for any vocal music that I have copies for. If you would like to sing a song I don't have, I will help you find it! Sites such as musicnotes.com are great resources and have an excellent selection of music in all styles!
We will discuss what piano books are best for you to use. I will send you links to make purchasing your books as easy as possible! Books will always be under $10.00 (at most!!).
A pencil for marking your music and a notebook to write down your weekly practice notes.
No refunds on lessons will be issued; however, cancellations made more than 24-hours in advance will be rescheduled at the instructor and students' convenience. For lessons cancelled under 24 hours, please note there will be no make up or re-scheduling option.
Email or text is the best and fastest way to reach me.
Thank you and I look forward to our work together!