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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!!!

Edited by Diane... (06/20/13 04:38 PM)
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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.
Teaching piano in English in Switzerland!

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