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Recital Days + Calendar News

  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Karli Ellis | Uncategorized

Hey Everyone! I hope you are loving this new system as much as I am.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  This system is hopefully a great resource, but don't ever hesitate to text me with any questions!  I wanted to remind everyone that the recital dates have been posted and you will need to sign up for which date and time you would like.  There are a limited number of spots on each recital, so please sign up as soon as you know which date will work for you.  Also there are many times that I have open spots for make ups.  Please feel free to sign up for those if you need to reschedule or just feel like your student needs an extra lesson.  On certain holidays I have canceled lessons, but then opened a limited number of available spots for those who would like a lesson on that day.  Anyone is able to sign up for those, but make sure to sign up as fast as possible, because with canceled lessons, those will probably fill up fast.  Let me know if there are ever any questions! Thanks again!

Summer Schedule Information

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Karli Ellis | Uncategorized

Hey everyone and happy summer! I am so thrilled with the reaction I've received on my new program.  I know this is going to be a great program and I can't wait to see the growth that the students make.  I am excited to have Madi Merrill join me as my teaching assistant in Murray and Carleigh Penrod as my assistant in North Salt Lake.  They are both great girls and your children will love spending time with them.  

PLEASE NOTE FOR SUMMER: There will be a few weeks that I will be on vacation.  Carleigh and Madi will be running the studio while I am away for these few days.  If you'd like to cancel your lesson, just cancel it at no cost to you.  If you don't cancel I will plan on your child being at their lesson during this time.  If this is the case I will plan a specific lesson for each kid for Madi and Carleigh to carry out during this time.  I think it will be beneficial to have them come if possible to help get them new songs and keep progressing.  

Dates I Will Be Gone: June 21, June 26, July 5-17

RESCHEDULING: Feel free to cancel and reschedule lessons as needed.  Now that I will be teaching in Murray and North Salt Lake please note which days I will be where so you reschedule for the correct studio.  If you are ever confused, shoot me a text.  

MY LOCATION AND TIMES: Murray (Monday-Wednesday Mornings from 9-12:30/1) & North Salt Lake (Afternoons on Mondays & Tuesdays from 2:30-4:50/5). Please note that students that only come for 30 minutes can only reschedule for time slots that are set for 30 minutes, and same goes for hour long lessons.  Please only reschedule on times available that are open for hour long lessons.

SUMMER POLICIES: All policies will continue as normal with the exception that any canceled lesson with at least 24 hours notice will be refunded.  The new policy of only allowing 2 canceled lessons will begin starting September 2017.  Please see the policies and procedures handout for more info.

New and Exciting Things Are Happening!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Karli Ellis | Uncategorized

New and Exciting Things Are Happening!

Hey! I am so excited to start up our Winter session of piano and have some really exciting things happening this session.

My Music Software: I have purchased a subscription to an amazing software that will allow all of you to securely view your account balance, pay online, view a studio calendar, keep track of your child’s practicing, and even view notes from me about your child’s progress on their recital songs.  This software will also send out reminder texts about group lesson, send out email reminders about payments, and more.  It is such a great system and I am so excited to use it. I am asking that everyone please use this system as this is how you will be able to track everything that is happening with piano.

Binders: Every student will be given a binder (by the second week of lessons) where they will be able to store all of their sheet music that is printed out or is not in a book.  It will also include a practice chart for them to keep track of how often they are practicing.  As they keep track of their practicing they will be able to earn prizes. The binder will also have a sheet that will updated each week with what they are supposed to be practicing.  This will replace any notebooks.  If you are ever wondering what your child is supposed to be practicing, please check the binder.

Payment: As some of you may know I recently bought a house in North Salt Lake.  Ideally I would love to begin teaching in North Salt Lake, but I love teaching each and every one of your students, that I couldn’t get myself to stop teaching in Murray.  To help make up for my time and money in driving to Murray, along with the new easy convenience that this paid software is providing to everyone, and after researching the going rate for many piano teachers in Murray, I have decided that starting February 1st, my prices will be raising to $20 a lesson. I sincerely appreciate your support in this and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to me.     

New Ways To Pay: Paying by check or cash at the first lesson of the month works great, but I thought I would give you all a new way to pay for convenience. My favorite way that some students have begun to use is Venmo.  Venmo is an app that lets you pay others without adding a fee.  Another option is PayPal.  I have a PayPal account you may pay me through, but please remember to click the "Friends + Family" button so PayPal doesn't take out the money.  You may also pay via Credit or Debit card through this website, but an added 5% charge will be added to help cover the cost of the fees associated with this option.    

  1. Cash
  2. Check - Make Payable to Karli Ellis
  3. Venmo - search for Karli Ellis
  4. PayPal - send payment to email
  5. Debit or Credit Card - online at My Music Staff

Reminders: I also felt with the start of the New Year it would be a good idea to review some of my old policies and procedures.   

  • Late Fee Reminder: Remember that payments are due by the first Saturday of the first full week of the month.  If I do not receive payment by the first Saturday after your lesson, there will be a $5 late fee for every week it is late.  
  • Missed Lessons: Please give me 24 hour notice of any missed lesson.  If you do not give me a 24 hour notice, I will charge you for the missed lesson.  If you give me at least a 24 hour notice I will be happy to credit you.  That credit will show up in your account to help both of us keep track of what you owe for the next month.
  • Rescheduling: If you need to reschedule or would like an extra lesson, please check the calendar on the website.  I will frequnetly be updating it to reflect other people canceling and even opening up spots for extra lessons.  
  • NEW RESERVATION POLICY: Starting in January, if for any reason your student needs to stop taking piano lessons for just a month or two, there will be a $25 per month reservation fee.  This is to help me hold your spot.  I have a long waiting list and this is to help prevent people who take time off, tell me they are coming back, and then never do.