Private Instruction

Scheduling and Payment

“How do I schedule a lesson, and pay for it?” 

Lessons need to be scheduled in advance. We are sometimes booked 2-3 weeks out, so please plan ahead. We do our scheduling via phone call to Val at 412-302-6736. Private lessons will receive an email with a Need To Know about how to prepare for the lesson, and what the payment arrangements are.

We often require a $20 deposit from new clients which will be applied to the appointment fee. This can be accomplished via Paypal, Venmo, or a check/money deposited in the secured mailbox at FDO. If we do not receive this deposit or check by the requested date, your appointment time will not be held. In the event of a NO SHOW, or less than 24 hours’ cancellation notice, the deposit is non-refundable.

Most private lessons need to be scheduled during the day, during the week, due to classes running on evenings and weekends.

Established clients are exempt from the deposit policy.

We do NOT accept credit cards at this time.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations due to an illness such as COVID are respected, and rescheduling needs to be discussed. Cancellations via text, email, or voicemail within the time frame asked are the ONLY way to cancel a lesson. Facebook messenger is NOT a reliable means of communication, and will not be considered proper notification.

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