make up lessons

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Emergency Cancellation

Student Absences

I’d love to get feedback on how you handle absences from students who are ill. I offer make-up lessons or even extended lessons to “make up” the time. Also, what about adults or youth who are so involved in other activities that they aren’t always…

Studio policies on inclement weather

I want to schedule make-up lessons for all my families whose lessons were canceled because of snow. What is your policy on bad weather? I charge by the month, not by the lesson, but the understanding is they get weekly lessons except for pre-planned holidays…

Short notice lesson cancellation by student

I had a parent ask for a reschedule after only giving me 11 hours of advance notice that they will miss the lesson. How do I handle this professionally without causing parents to decide to quit? It’s already in my studio policies that they should…

Make up lessons

What is your policy and procedure on make up lessons? I’m thinking about when students are sick as well as when they miss for planned reasons such as dad’s graduation from college. I have a full studio and not many times that I can make…

The value of attending lessons

I just had a parent text me that she’s not coming to her make-up lesson today, saying “We’ll just watch the video”. However, I was planning to teach an arrangement, which is not available in the SHMs. How do I communicate the value of being…

Handling absences in shared lessons

I’m starting to teach more groups, and my biggest problem so far is one or a few students missing the class. How do I manage make up lessons? One student is in a group of two, and the moms are friends. She missed two lessons…

Handling spring break absences

Spring Break question: almost all school districts in my area have spring break on the same days every year, and at least half of my students are gone the entire week. In the past, I have just used this as one of my vacation weeks,…

Make-up lesson policy

Ideas for makeup policy? I’m considering doing a no makeup policy next fall but I see there being a lot of upset about that. I’m teaching an extra 3 to 4 hours a month just in makeups. I do one per quarter for illnesses or…

Should I Offer Make Up Lessons?

Exploring the possibility of giving (within limits) makeup classes, I looked in Simpedia saw a bit on the topic, but thought it worth bringing up here. If those teachers out there who *do* offer make ups in any way can either explain how you manage…