Dan Kennedy Piano Studio

High quality instruction since 1998

36 scheduled lessons year-round


September

M 9, 16, 23, 30 T 10, 17, 24 W 4, 11

No lessons 9/18, 9/25

October

M 7, 21, 28 T 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 W 2, 16, 23, 30

No lessons 10/9, 10/14

November

M 4, 18, 25 T 5, 12, 19, 26 W 6, 13, 20, 27

No lessons 11/11

December

M 2, 9, 16 T 3, 10, 17 W 4, 11, 18

No lessons 12/23-12/31

January

M 6, 13, 27 T 7, 14, 21, 28 W 8, 15, 22, 29

No lessons 1/1, 1/20

February

M 3, 10, 24 T 4, 11, 25 W 5, 12, 26

No lessons 2/17-2/21

March

M 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 T 3, 10, 17, 24 W 4, 11, 18, 25

No lessons 3/31

April

M 13, 27 T 7, 14, 28 W 8, 15, 29

No lessons 4/1, 4/6, 4/20-4/24

May

M 4, 11, 18, 25 T 5, 12 W 6, 13, 20, 27

Yes, lessons 5/25

June

M 1

Make-up Days (as needed)

M 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 T 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 W 6/3, 6/10, 6/17

Year?s lessons must be completed by 6/22.

Summer 2020

?Flex 5?

Tuesdays (10:00 am-7:40 pm) 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 8/4*, 8/11, 8/18

Wednesdays (10:00 am-7:40 pm) 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5*, 8/12, 

Studio Calendar, 2021-22

Available online at https://www.freewebs.com/amherst-mass-piano-lessons/forms.htm

31 lessons total + 5 Summer lessons

 

 


 

September

M  13, 20, 27

T   14, 21, 28

W  8, 15, 22, 29

 

October

M  4, 18, 25

T   5, 12, 19, 26

W  6, 13, 20, 27

 

November

M  1, 8, 15, 22, 29

T   2, 9, 16, 23, 30

W  3, 10, 17

 

December

M  6, 13, 20

T   7, 14, 21

W  1, 8, 15, 22

 

January

M  3, 10, 24, 31

T   4, 11, 18, 25

W  5, 12, 19, 26

 

February

M  7, 14, 28

T   1, 8, 15

W  2, 9, 16


March  

M  7, 14, 21, 28

T   1, 8, 15, 22, 29

W  2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

April

M  4, 11, 25

T   5, 12, 26

W  6, 13, 27

 

May

M  2, 9, 16

T    3

W  4

 

Make-up Days (as needed)

M  5/23, 6/6, 6/13

T   5/10, 5/17, 5/24

W  5/11, 5/18, 5/25

 

Pick 5 from among:

 

Tuesdays (10:00 am-7:40 pm)

6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 8/9, 8/16

 

Wednesdays (10:00 am-7:40 pm)

6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 8/10, 8/17

 

Thursdays (10:00 am-7:40 pm)

8/4

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Studio Policies 2021-22

 These policies are also online at https://www.freewebs.com/amherst-mass-piano-lessons/forms.htm

 

 

Commitment

The commitment to piano lessons is now year-round, or 31 lessons during the school year, plus 5 summer lessons. Summer lessons are a great way to keep your ?head in the game!?

 

 

 

Binders

Every student needs a 3-ring binder, max. width: 1½?. 

 

 

 

Snow Days

With lessons online, I may plan to teach on Snow Days this year.

 

 

 

Recital

2022 Spring Recital TBD.

 

 

 

Payment

Starting in Sept. 2021 checks are no longer accepted. Credit card, or credit card-enabled debit card

will be billed on or around the 4th day of the month, Sept. through August (12 months).

 

 

 

Late fee (for payments received after the 14th of the month): $35

 

 

 

Parental Involvement

Supervised practice, or helping your child practice, is recommended for parents of beginners.

 

 

 

Junior/Senior Privilege

From time to time I have older students who want to handle the scheduling directly, instead of their parents.  This is okay with me if the student is a Junior or Senior in high school.

 

 

 

Practicing

The student must have a quiet place to practice away from family distractions (TV, siblings, etc.).  Check that the lighting is adequate and that the student is sitting at the correct height (forearms parallel to the floor) with feet supported (possibly with a stool for very youngest students).  Many of my students make a check mark when they practice.

 

 

 

 

               

 

Practice Amount Guide   

 

Young Beginners

Short practice durations, but so that they can fluidly play all weekly assignments

 

Basic Practice Level

5x/week, with enough time spent so that they can fluidly play all weekly assignments

A+ practice level (for exemplary results) 

 

length of lesson 5 times/week

 

 

 

 

Lesson Attendance & Cancellations

?The commitment to the studio is 36 lessons per year, 31 schoolyear, and 5 summer.

?From September-May, students are allowed three (3) cancellations, provided notification of each absence is given by 9 p.m. the previous night, or in the case of illness, prior to 9 a.m. on the lesson day. Same-day cancellations after 9 a.m. can only be made up if there are extenuating circumstances, and if notification is given before the lesson time.

?From June-August, any Summer lessons canceled will be run as summertime make-ups.

?The maximum number of make-ups possible in a year will be based on student cancellations + instructor cancellations and cannot exceed three (3) make-ups.

?All schoolyear lessons and make-ups need to be utilized by June 13, 2022. Make-ups are at the ?usual? weekly lesson time.

?End-of-year make-ups that are declined cannot be made up again. You can?t ?make up a make-up.?

?If student appears 15 or more minutes late, the lesson will not be held, but will be charged.

 

 

 

COVID19 Attendance 

Lessons are currently set to in-person. If the situation in the country worsens we may need to use Skype lessons as back-ups. Please communicate individual concerns.


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Studio Registration Form, 2021-22

 


 

 

 

Student's Name as it would appear on a Recital Program

 

 

Student?s Date of Birth         Student?s Grade          Student?s School 

 

 

Parent/guardian name(s)

 

 

 

Preferred email address to receive lessons info      Mailing Address & Zip       

  

 

 

 

? Phone number                                       2d phone number (optional)

 

 

 

Piano make and model                                 ? Any keys or mechanisms that

i.e.: Yamaha B-2                                                       need to be fixed at the moment?

 

 

 

 

Any emotional or medical conditions, learning conditions, allergies, you would 

like me to be aware of?






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                     DAN KENNEDY Piano Studio

                         1301 South East St.

            Amherst, MA 01002

            (413)548-6385

[email protected]

 



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 revised 8/17/21