Studio Guidelines and Fees
Please wear comfortable clothes to your lessons. Your whole body is your instrument!
My studio is open throughout the year with the occasional break for touring or vacation. I teach Mondays through Thursdays, 10am-8pm.
Please be on time. If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late, please call ahead. 24 hours notice is required if you must cancel your lesson. To be fair to all, you will be charged for missed lessons without the proper notice. If you are sick or there is an emergency, we can try to reschedule, but if we cannot find an agreed upon time to make it up, sadly, I will have to charge for the missed lesson. There are occasions when I may have performance, touring or personal commitments of my own and will ensure that you are notified at least 24 hours in advance if I need to cancel or reschedule with you.
For adults, your initial visit is 90 minutes long at a cost of $135.00, and payable in cash. Adult lessons are usually 60 minutes in length, unless otherwise arranged. Children’s lessons are typically 30 minutes and teen’s lessons are 45 minutes in length. For their first lessons add 15 minutes. My teaching fee is $90.00 per hour. For longer term study, an email transfer or cheque for 4 (adult) or 8 (children and youth) lessons in advance is the standard arrangement. Please speak with me if you wish to make special arrangements.
Starting in September 2021, following official covid procedures, lessons and coachings will once again be offered in-person, in my home studio in Toronto. Students and artists will be required to have been be fully vaccinated for more than 2 weeks. I will be wearing a 95% effective mask and there will be a professional level air purifier in the studio. Students and artists will be expected to verbally answer the “covid questions” upon arrival and wear a mask before and after singing.
For those who cannot vaccinate for health or philosophical reasons, I will continue to offer online lessons as pre-arranged through Zoom, Skype at ali.garrison50 or FB video chat.
Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.
I look forward to working with you!