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Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby is year-round.  We bill and schedule on a yearly basis, with a set schedule during the school year based on the Lower Moreland Township School District calendar dates and a flex schedule during the Summer term.  




We hold two (2) recitals per year, which students are encouraged, but not required to take part in.  


These recitals cost $15 per family per recital.





Emails are our main way of communicating with families about announcements. Please make sure we have a current email for you on file. There are events we coordinate for our students throughout the year as well as other communications about recitals, billing, community outreach and more. Please check your email often to stay informed about make-up lessons, scheduling changes, school closures, billing due dates, etc.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call or send an email.  




PRIVATE LESSONS (Age 5-Adult): Private lessons are based on an 36-week year-long commitment level and are offered on a weekly basis. You can enroll at any time during the year on a pro-rated tuition.


LESSON DURATION: We offer the following lessons: 30 minutes. Based on the age, level, and needs of the student longer sessions will be available.

Semester Billing: Tuition is billed as a 36-week school year.


Families have the following payment options:



A la Carte


Music and Theory books are not included in tuition and will be billed separately.  A new book is at the discretion of the teacher. You will see a book charge applied to your account after the student has received the book. You will also be notified by the teacher that the student has received a new book. We ask that book invoices are paid as quickly as possible after receiving notice of the new book.


SUMMER LESSONS: We offer summer lessons to all students a la cart with a discount for purchasing five (5) or more lessons at a time. Contact us for current Summer Tuition prices. 


Holidays and planned breaks are not included in the 18-week tuition.  You are not charged for these breaks.  See our website for our Holiday and break schedule.  




PRIVATE LESSONS: When you enroll, you work with our scheduler and will be assigned a lesson time.  You are to attend lessons at your assigned time every week. 


24-HOUR NOTICE: We ask that if you cannot make it to your lesson time that you let us know by 7:00 pm the night before your lesson.  Failure to do so will result in a forfeited lesson that cannot be made up.  


MAKEUPS: There are no refunds for missed lessons. Your lesson time is reserved exclusively for you. Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby does not assume any responsibility for missed lessons for any reason. Maximum number of make-up opportunities allowed per student is four (4) total, per 18-week semester period. You will only be eligible for make-up opportunities if the lesson qualifies for make-ups (see below). Make-up opportunities are provided on the terms of the school's availability and convenience.  Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby provides make-ups strictly as a courtesy. If you schedule a make-up class and then miss that make-up for any reason, without giving 24-hour notice, it still counts as your make-up lesson. Make-up lessons are a courtesy for registered/active students only and expire at the end of current school year.  


LESSONS THAT QUALIFY FOR MAKE-UPS:  The following instances qualify for a lesson to be made-up.  No exceptions will be made.


Teacher Cancel: When a teacher is sick or cannot make it into the office for any reason. We will notify you as soon as possible if this happens. If you are unable to make-up a teacher cancel by the end of the school year, we will apply a credit for the lesson to your account for the next Fall tuition.  

Emergency Student Cancel: We understand that life happens.  We allow one emergency-cancel per student per term.  An Emergency-cancel is considered such when you give us less than 24-hours notice.  If you do not let us know of the absence until after the lesson, it will be considered a no-show and will not be able to be made-up.


Cancel: Any time you need to cancel and give us 24-hour notice, you are able to makeup the lesson.

Inclement Weather: Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby reserves the right to cancel classes in case of inclement weather.  These lessons can be made up at another time.  If we are able, and multiple days of the week are cancelled, we may extend the semester to makeup for class.  You will be notified if this happens.

REFUNDS No refunds will be made for missed lessons, including lessons that qualify for make-ups.






YOUNG CHILDREN AND BEGINNER STUDENTS: Younger pupils will gradually work into a routine, with the help of their parents and guardians at home.  By the end of their first year of study, they should be practicing at least 15 minutes per day, 5 days a week. It is recommended to include practice time as part of your daily written schedule and find a time that is consistent day-to-day.  Practicing should incorporate all assignments given by the teacher at their weekly lessons.  If you, as the parent, have questions about what or how your student should be practicing, please ask the teacher.  It is important to instill good habits from the beginning.


INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PRIVATE LESSONS: Depending the goals and level of the student, these students should be practicing 20-30 minutes minimum per day, 5 days a week.  This amount of time is essential for progress.  Some students may find they need more time per day as they advance through their repertoire.  


We understand that playing a musical instrument is one activity of many, but in order to develop musical skills and obtain the most from a private or small group instruction experience, dedicated, regular practice at home is essential.  Positive parental support and consistency at home makes a big difference in achieving this goal.  If you have questions about what or how your student should be practicing, please ask your teacher.  It is important to instill good practice habits from the beginning!




ALL PROGRAMS:  If you wish to stop lessons, please provide written request 15-days prior to discontinuing and lessons by the 1st of the month you wish to discontinue. This written notice also acts as your discontinuation of automatic payments if you set this up.


Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby reserves the right to terminate lessons for any student at any time for any reason, including but not limited to failure to abide by the etiquette policy. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given.



Stopping Lessons for ALL Summer:

There is no written withdrawal required during summer session because lessons are billed and scheduled a la cart. There are no refunds for any missed or un-used purchased lessons during summer session. 




PARENT AND ADULT STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY: It is the parent's responsibility to be aware of dates and events, closures and changes of schedule.  We will communicate significant events via email, text and on our website but it is ultimately the responsibility of the parents or adult students to know about these events.  


It is parent's/adult student's responsibility to notify the school of any changes of address, telephone number or other contact information.


Students and families shall refrain from disruptive behavior and/or lack common courtesy and respect for instructors and fellow students; behavior that could be interpreted as sexual harassment; behavior that could be related to drug or alcohol use. 





As the legal parent or guardian, I understand that my child's participation in music lessons or off site events with Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby may expose him/her to unforeseen risk of personal injury, death or property damage.  I hereby acknowledge that I am voluntarily allowing my child to participate in all lessons and events and agree to assume any such risks.


I hereby release, discharge and agree not to sue Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby for any injury, death or damage to or loss of personal property arising out of or in connection with my child's participation in any lessons or events from whatever cause, including the active or passive negligence of Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby or any other participants of Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby.  


In consideration for being permitted to participate, I hereby agree, for my child, my heirs, administrators, executors and assigns, that I shall indemnify and hold harmless Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby from any and all claims, demands, actions or suits arising out of our in connection with my child's participation in any events.


I give Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby permission to authorize emergency medical personnel to carry out such emergency diagnostic and therapeutic procedure as may be necessary for my child, and also permit such treatment procedures to be carried out at, and by local hospitals for my child in the event of an emergency.  I understand that any medical expenses will be billed directly to me or my insurance company.


I agree to permit Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby, agents and other guests to take photographs and/or video and audio recordings during lessons and performance events without further recourse. I understand that such photographic images, video, or audio recordings of my child may be used for commercial and/or promotional purposes.  I further understand that I may opt-out of this release with respect to photographs, videos and audio only by emailing me your request to Opt-Out.


I affirm that I have read, understand and agree to be bound by the term and conditions of this contract for music instruction through Keys and Reeds Lessons with Debby. I fully understand that failure to abide by this contact will result in termination of this agreement.  I understand that I can also review these policies any time online at  

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