Lesson Policies

Rockin' Music Lessons LLC Lesson Policies

updated 5/13/19


Teaching Goals

  • Foster good musicianship and musical maturity
  • Customize lessons to include music that the student enjoys
  • Prepare students for playing in a band/ensemble
  • Minimize student anxiety about music lessons
  • Provide examples and materials that are accessible and easy to understand
  • Encourage playing with friends and discovering new music
  • Develop an enthusiasm for personal musical growth


Student Expectations

  • Trust the teacher
  • Put forth your very best effort in every lesson
  • Open your mind to new ideas and new ways of moving
  • Do whatever you can to remember what is covered in lessons by taking notes or recording
  • Practice at least one hour per week



  • Please bring to every lesson: a dedicated 3-ring binder with notebook paper
  • Students may be asked to purchase lesson related items (books, metronome, drum sticks, etc.). Copies and loaner materials can be provided if necessary.
  • Online Lesson Blog: Students will have access to their own page on rockinmusiclessons.com where the instructor posts notes and assignments for each lesson.


Hourly Rates

  • 1 Hour Lessons: $72
  • 45-Minute Lessons: $60
  • 30-Minute Lessons: $40


Flat Rate Monthly Payments

All monthly lessons are paid by flat rate, based on 46 teaching weeks per year. 

Monthly Rate:

  • 1 Hour Lessons: $276
  • 45-Minute Lessons: $230
  • 30-Minute Lessons: $153

There are 6 non-lesson weeks per year, including some of the most common vacation weeks.


2019 Non-Lesson Weeks:
  1. January 4–7
  2. April 22-25
  3. September 9–13
  4. October 14–18 (NEW!)
  5. November 25–29 (Thanksgiving)
  6. December 23–27 (Christmas)
2020 Non-Lesson Weeks:
  1. December 30, 2019–Jan 3rd.
  2. November 23–27 (Thanksgiving)
  3. December 22–25 (Christmas)
    *Monday December 21st is a teaching day*
  4. December 28–Jan 1, 2021
  5. TBA
  6. TBA



  • The teacher will e-mail an invoice at the end of the month to be paid online at rockinmusiclessons.com by the 1st of the new month.
  • The invoice can be paid in cash or check at the last lesson of the current month.
  • Checks must be made out to “John Doing”


Cancellation Policy

  • There are no refunds for lessons missed by the student.

  • Any lesson can be rescheduled with 24 hours notice.
  • Rescheduled lessons should be completed within Teaching Hours and within 2 weeks of the missed lesson.

If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, your options are:

  • A full refund for the lesson (at the Monthly Lessons Hourly Rate)
  • a credit for the following month’s payment (at the Monthly Lessons Hourly Rate)
  • Rescheduling the lesson - The teacher will determine if the lesson can be rescheduled.


Stopping or Pausing Lessons

The student may stop lessons at any time and receive a refund for remaining lessons in the month. Students who need to take time off have three options:

  • Pay 100% for their time slot and make up all lessons upon return (no time limit)
  • Pay 50% to reserve the time slot (no make-up lessons)
  • Pay nothing, but the weekly time slot is made available to new students.




Contact John: john@rockinmusiclessons.com or 510-328-3786


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