BARRY SPRINGER LESSON POLICY
Effective September 1, 2019
PAYMENT: Payment is due in full for the entire month at the first lesson of each month. The rate is $25 for a 30 minute lesson; $50 for 2 lessons per month, $75 for 3 lessons per month. A flat monthly rate of $95 will be charged in those months with 4 or 5 weeks and the same number of lessons during the same month.
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. If you wish to receive an email reminder at the start of each month to pay online, please notify me.
ATTENDANCE: Please be on time!! Your reserved time is for your lesson;
Therefore students must pay the full monthly amount regardless of attendance. If you must miss a lesson, please notify me ASAP by text, phone, or email. Be sure to check on the DoctorNote web scheduler for any openings on my lesson calendar to schedule a make up lesson. School concerts, athletic events, pep band, etc. are all known in advance. With the exception of illness and family emergency, last minute cancellations are inexcusable. Any student who misses two consecutive lessons without notifying me will automatically lose their reserved time and forfeit any payment made for this lessons. Notification of an absence is a courtesy, not an exemption from payment. Please be sure that I have your current contact information (cell phone, email address). Weekly lesson reminders are sent out by the web scheduler to each student/parent.
LESSON MATERIALS, PRACTICING, INSTRUMENT MAINTENANCE:
Please bring ALL materials I give you, as well as the books you are practicing to every lesson. Your assignments should be well prepared; otherwise you are wasting my time and your parents’ money. First and second year students should practice at least 30-45 minutes daily. Third year and beyond should practice one hour daily. Band rehearsals are NOT the same thing as personal practice sessions!
Make sure your instrument is in working order. Your valves should be oiled BEFORE your lesson, and all slides should move freely and well lubricated.
Keep your horn and mouthpiece clean. I will do periodic inspections of your horn. If you need to clean your horn and/or give it a bath (yes, you can put your instrument in water!), I can show you how, and there are numerous YouTube videos demonstrating this. Valve oil, slide grease and oil, trumpet snakes and brushes are all available here at Doctor Note. If you have any questions, please contact me.
816-678-6411 (text and voicemail)