Christensen Music Studio and Privacy Policy

 

My Teaching Philosophy
I believe everyone should experience music first hand. I believe music benefits everyone and is an excellent form of self- expression. Teaching allows me to share my passion for music. I do not stress perfection as much as musicality and effort.

Why study Music?
Music makes you smarter. Scientific research shows musician’s brains are bigger. Music is a discipline. You learn how to do something even when you don’t want to. Music is a language. You can express yourself with out speaking a word! Music is a service; You can play for your church, a nursing home, a civic group. Music develops performance skills, how to be in front of an audience. Music is a science; think of The circle of fifths and how overtones work. Music is social; playing with others teaches team building. Music is an applied skill, a craft. Music looks great on the resume, teachers are excellent references. Music can be a career. And most of all: Music is Fun!

Practicing
Practicing is every musician’s responsibility. (I have to too!) It must be regular and reinforced by the parent. Make sure the piano is in a quiet place, in tune, have good lighting, and appropriate bench height. I ask for 5 days a week, 30 minutes a day. Younger children can break this up into twice a day. Slow and accurate is the goal. Never practice in pain.

Performances
We have a recital once a year and a holiday Performance Party in December. I encourage my students to participate in the Carnegie Hall Achievement program where they are tested on ear-training, theory, and performance once a year but it is not mandatory. The other method is the Piano Adventures by Faber and Faber. Vacations: I take 4-6 weeks of vacation per year.

Enrollment
Except for teacher vacation times specified, students must be enrolled on a continuous, year-round basis to be assured of a reserved lesson time. The regular monthly tuition is paid, not only for the lessons themselves, but to reserve a weekly time slot.

Tuition
Tuition for a private one hour lesson is $320 for 4 weeks. Private half hour lessons in my studio or home are $160. Please understand that tuition not only covers instruction time but my preparation time, depreciation, running my business and my continued professional education. Pro-rated this is $80/Hr, $40/half hour.

Billing
Tuition is due before the first of the month. If payment has not been received by the 5th day of the month a late fee of $20 is added to the following month’s invoice. I accept checks but prefer Venmo @Ann-escarrega or Zelle payments. Please make checks out to Christensen Music.

Absences
Because of my schedule, once a lesson time is agreed upon there can be no rescheduling to make-up lessons. Except for illness, Less than 24-hour cancellations will be charged the full rate. In the event I have to cancel a lesson, students are entitled to a make-up lesson if available or tuition credit.


Privacy Policy
Christensen Music recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may receive from visitors to our website (www.christensenmusic.com). You may visit the Website without telling us anything about yourself, and our Website only collects such technical information as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. If you contact us and choose to provide personally identifiable information or other personal data, we will utilize it to respond to your inquiry. We do not collect or maintain personally identifiable information for resale purposes, or share your information with any other company or organization, except to the extent such other company or organization is acting as our agent for processing or mailing purposes to assist us in providing information that you have requested. In addition, we will not send unsolicited messages to users of our Website.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

Christensen Music is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this Website. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, Christensen Music data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, Christensen Music will post the changes on this page of our Website to notify you of the changes. Such changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when posted. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all personal data that we have about you. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal data collected in the past without the consent of effected individuals. We encourage you to check this page by clicking on the Policy link on any page of our website.

Personal Data Collected Through the Website
The only personal data Christensen Music currently collects through this website is the information you send to us through a form with your questions and comments through the on-line forms on this website.

Safeguarding and Securing the Data
Christensen Music is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. Christensen Music has provided Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to safeguard any sensitive data that is being sent between systems, preventing any reading or modifying information that is transferred on this website.

Use of Cookies and Tracking
Christensen Music website uses cookies. These cookies are essential for our website to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions and store preferences set by users such as account name and location. Christensen Music website does not use advertising partners and/or share information with any 3rd parties.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies only to Christensen Music. The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Christensen Music. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave Christensen Music and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way Christensen Music processes your personal data, please contact us.

Call

(818) 241-5872

Email

info@christensenmusic.com

Address

1604 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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