Since summer is here. Let’s talk about the subject of vacations. As a piano teacher, my schedule has some flexibility.
My husband and I like to travel in the fall when it is cooler and crowds are lower. Also, from about mid-January to the beginning of May, most of my weekends are filled with piano related activities that relate to my students. Did I mention that all of those weekends are unpaid? Yes, that’s right folk. Your piano teacher has to volunteer time so that your student can participate in festivals. Now most of the piano teachers don’t mind working those weekends. If you add in additional weekends for recitals and then for studio class, that is a lot of time outside of lessons that your teacher is dedicating to their students.
So if you teacher lets you know well in advance and offers ample make up lessons or payment options for time that they will be away, please try to be understanding. Most families are very understanding about vacation time away from the studio. If your teacher has excessive absences on short notice, then that is a bird of a different feather.
Oh yeah, did I mention that Walt Disney World is offering free dining again in September?