"If I don’t practise for one day, I know it; if I don’t practise for two days, the critics know it; if I don’t practise for three days, the audience knows it." Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Policies


Regular Tuition

  • There is an agreement for regular ongoing classes; please send an inquiry of you would like to be emailed a sample PDF
  • The term frames are January - April, May - August and September - December
  • Within these periods a minimum of 10 lessons is booked per term in advance
  • A regular slot is provided on the same weekday and at the same time
  • Pupils can reschedule regular classes if sufficient notice is provided
  • The fees are paid via bank transfer in advance either for the whole term before the beginning of the term or on monthly basis by the 1st of each month
  • Cash payments are accepted in exceptional circumstances
  • Either ‘Piano Lessons in London’ or ISM contracts are provided for regular lessons
  • Children must come for their lessons prepared; the amount of homework is tailored individually and will always be realistic; however, if in the course of the initial term homework is continuously ignored in its entirety the contract will not be renewed for another term
  • Very young children must practice between the lessons under the supervision of an adult whose attendance is required during the lessons
  • Short trimmed nails are a necessity
  • Students are expected to behave appropriately according to the regulations of this country; continuous misconduct as well as unethical or unsafe behaviour will result in the immediate termination of tuition

Extra tuition

  • Regular pupils can book any amount of additional classes at the fee for regular tuition
  • ISM invoices are provided for extra payments

Irregular Tuition

  • Irregular classes can be booked in advance on an ad hoc basis without further commitment
  • Irregular students do not have access to Piano Hours, the borrowing library or the non-public sections of the website
  • Irregular tuition applies to booking just one or a series of less than ten classes which are planned in advance
  • ISM invoices are provided for payments
  • Irregular classes are paid for in advance via bank transfer; if you do not have a UK bank account please ask for the international transfer details

Consultation Lessons

  • Consultation lessons are booked and charged in advance in the same way as irregular lessons
  • ISM invoices are provided for payments

Skype Lessons

  • Skype lessons are booked and charged in advance on an ad hoc basis like irregular lessons
  • ISM invoices are provided for payments