makeup lessons

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Drop-In / Office Hours

I wonder if anybody is offering an extra “drop in hour” for extra support to students? I was thinking, perhaps 10 minute time slots. I believe I heard reference to this on one of the recent calls with Neil and thought it was a great…

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…

Student canceling lesson with short notice

I wanted to share a difficult conversation success I had recently: a teenage student attempted to cancel a lesson 30 minutes prior, by saying they were sick. To me, this felt like a classic case of claiming territory, making it necessary for me to let…

Handling Monday holiday lessons

I’m considering starting new classes on Monday evenings. I charge students a monthly flat fee and I’m wondering about the “holiday” Mondays. In my policies, I don’t guarantee makeup lessons. If you have a similar payment structure, have you found it an issue with families…

Ideas for a global makeup lesson

Seeking workshop ideas for a global makeup lesson. What things have you tried? In a workshop that includes a range of levels: Writing lyrics to a common song (students don’t know which song). Write the number of syllables they’ll need for each sentence. They choose…

Parents trying to manipulate policy

Has anyone had any issues with parents of students trying to manipulate policy? My policy clearly states that I do not do makeup lessons or refunds unless in the event of inclement weather, and I just had all of my students and life coaches sign…

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…

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…

Inclement weather studio policies

Okay teachers, talk to me about inclement weather policies! We’ve got an ice storm underway here in Ontario, Canada…or did anyway, when I decided to cancel lessons today. Sure enough, by now the rain has stopped and things have warmed up enough that the roads…