Policies & Expectations

Preparation For Each Lesson
Please arrive on time with all necessary materials.  
The teacher reserves the right to terminate a lesson if a student is not prepared or has neglected to bring all materials to their lesson.

Consistent daily practice is essential for progress at all levels.  
Students should be practicing a minimum of 30 minutes a day.  However, taking private lessons shows a desire to enhance one's general musical and flute skills so it is expected that students in this studio are doing more than the minimum.

Email is the primary form of correspondence for studio news, updates, and scheduling.  
Every attempt will be made to keep the website current but should you ever need to confirm something please email your teacher or call/text if you are still unsure.

The Music Experience
Each student is encouraged to be involved in at least one extra flute enrichment activity outside of their respective band programs.
Attendance at local symphony concerts, theatrical shows, and other concerts is a must for all players.  Involvement is even better!  Ask your teacher what kind of options are out there and available to you.

Skype Lessons
The expectations for those students taking online lessons are exactly the same as those taking lessons in person.  Make sure your technology is working prior to your session time and log on at least 5 minutes ahead time with the link sent to you via email.  If you are unable to connect or experience a power outage we will reschedule, however this will be on a per case basis.

Scheduling and Tuition
• Lesson time(s)/date(s) are considered confirmed once a time/day is agreed upon via email (or posted online).
• Tuition for the entire semester is expected at the first lesson unless other arrangements have been made.
• Failure to attend a lesson, cancellations or rescheduling does not change the semester tuition total.
• Semester(s): September - December, January - May, & June - August.
• Credits will be issued on a per case basis and at the sole discretion of the teacher.

Regular attendance is expected of all students. No private lesson will be made up except for:
Student Illness: With at least 24 hours notice; Only one lesson per semester (two per school year) will be made up.
Teacher absence: Any lesson missed as a result of the teacher’s absence will be made up or refunded.

 Snow/Emergency studio closing: When inclement weather forces the cancellation of activities, all lessons/classes will be made up whenever possible.  If road conditions keep you home, even if the studio is still open, please call to reschedule your slot immediately for later that week.  This allows later lessons to come earlier and keeps your student on their weekly schedule which is important for their continued progress.  (The rescheduled lesson must take place during the week it was cancelled if the studio was still open).  If the local schools are closed, typically the studio will be closed.  Please check the website, your email, and/or contact your teacher to confirm.

** The student or parent is responsible for rescheduling a lesson.  If you cancel on the day of your lesson, or do not show up, your tuition fees for that lesson will not count towards a makeup lesson. **


Student flute repair - by Lisa Aschen

For All Woodwind and Brass Repairs.

Lisa Aschen (860) 689-5709

General Information

•  Semesters  •
Fall (Sept. - Dec.)
Spring (Jan. - May)
Summer (June - August)

•  Tuition  •
$30 (30 Min.) $40 (45 Min.) $50 (60 Min.)
Cash or check: Payable to Erin Vivero
All payments should be mailed to:  
P.O. Box 382, East Haddam, CT 06423

Flute Choir(s)
Flute Loops (Adults) Tuition: $45/Semester, $75/Annual
High School Flute Choir: $45/Semester, $75/Annual

•  Materials  •
Varies per student.  Ask prior to first lesson.

•  Holiday Concert  •
Typically the Sunday a week prior to Christmas

•  Studio Spring Recital  •
Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend

•  Ordering Music  •
Please use the link to bring you to the preferred sheet music order website for the studio.

Flute Repair - By Boundless Flute

A properly working flute is a joy to play, a partner in creating art. Fighting leaky pads and shaky mechanisms is an unwelcome distraction that can keep you from performing your best. Sarah will get your flute playing like new--or better--so you can focus on the music, not the tool.

Sarah is the only Straubinger Certified technician in Connecticut, and has trained with Jonathon Landell and the Vermont Guild of Flute Making, earning certification in padding, mechanical repairs, and headjoint making. 

Your instrument will receive the highest level of care and attention from a flutist who understands the precision necessary for a fine instrument to play at its best.

• COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust)
• Pad, cork, felt, and spring replacement
• Scratch and dent work
• Headjoint and footjoint fitting
• Mechanism adjustments
• Cleaning and polishing
• Complete overhaul
...and anything else your flute may need.

Contact Sarah for more information on pricing and to schedule your appointment:
or Email: sarah@boundlessflute.com