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#2105430 - 06/20/13 04:37 PM Re: Summer?? [Re: MaggieGirl]  
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Originally Posted by MaggieGirl
We were latchkey kids from age 7 on. With change we walked to the city pool, the library and park.

Not sure I'd like to see a "7 year old" walk to the city pool alone!? Not in this day and age!!!

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#2105731 - 06/21/13 12:31 PM Re: Summer?? [Re: bzpiano]  
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I charge a yearly tuition (From Sep to Aug) that covers 42/52 weeks of lessons, recital fees, etc.

- In the summer students have 5 weeks off (their choice)
- They can make up missed lessons from the school year
- They can pay for extra lessons
- If they miss a lesson in the summer they can choose to make it up or not (but by Sep 1st - the start of the next 'year')
- I keep the same schedule as the school year unless a parent asks for something else in the summer.


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#2105906 - 06/21/13 06:16 PM Re: Summer?? [Re: bzpiano]  
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Re22, I'm not sure what 42/52 means. Are you open for business 52 weeks a year?

#2105928 - 06/21/13 07:23 PM Re: Summer?? [Re: Peter K. Mose]  
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Originally Posted by Peter K. Mose
Re22, I'm not sure what 42/52 means. Are you open for business 52 weeks a year?


Oh, I'm sorry. It means I teach 42 weeks out of the 52 week year. To answer your second question, if they family wants yes I will teach 52 weeks a year smile


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#2109638 - 06/28/13 12:16 PM Re: Summer?? [Re: bzpiano]  
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I live in Switzerland and my daughter has five weeks off. I take the full five weeks off, too, unless someone specifically requests lessons and I am around and willing to teach. It wouldn't work any other way here, and to be honest, I look forward to the five weeks away from teaching.

As an aside, my daughter (8 years old) does walk everywhere by herself, but that's completely the norm here.


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