Voice and piano lessons are available in my home studio at 2913 Village Square Dr. Dover, PA 17315 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between the hours of 4pm and 7pm, Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm and online through Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.

Voice lessons are available for beginner to advanced students ages 8-adulthood. Piano lessons are available for beginner to advanced students ages 6-adulthood.

 Updated COVID-19 POLICY

Studio Policy:

          Payment Agreement:

  • Payment in full is required at the first scheduled lesson of the month for the entire month’s lessons.

  • Payment must be full amount for month, unless another amount was agreed upon by you and the lesson teacher.

  • CASH , CHECK, VENMO, or PAYPAL is accepted as payment. If paying by check, please make it out to Sara Courtney. If a check bounces, you will owe the amount of the check and any bounced check fees related. All must be paid in full within 5 business days of occurrence. A convenience fee of $4 will be added to lesson fee for anyone using Paypal goods and services. If sending through Paypal friends and family, there is no convenience fee.

  • If you are doing online lessons or miss your first scheduled lesson, payment must be paid via Paypal, Venmo, or by sending payment through the mail on or before the 15 th of the month.

  • A late charge of $10 will incur after the 15 th of the month if payment is not received and lessons will be discontinued until full payment is received.

        Cancellation Policy:

  • A 24-hour notice is needed when canceling a
lesson.Lessons canceled in less than 24 hours will be forfeited and will not be reimbursed.(Except in an emergency-see below). Please notify me by cell phone (570-407-3641), text
 message, or email: seewithsaramarie@gmail.com.

  • Emergency cancellations-(Emergency cancellations examples: death in family, illness, family emergency, etc..) Cancellations for illnesses must be made no less than 2 hours prior to the scheduled lesson or the lesson will be forfeited.

  • No-shows for regularly scheduled lessons will not be reimbursed, prorated, or rescheduled.

  • Canceled or missed make-up lessons will not be rescheduled, prorated, or reimbursed.

  • A month’s notice is required to terminate lessons completely. No refunds will occur for remainder of lessons if termination notice is given in less than a month. Any outstanding makeup lessons must be satisfied prior to the last lesson or makeup lessons will be forfeited.

  • Hiatus from lessons- Slots will only be held during a hiatus by paying the full monthly lesson fee. If you choose not to pay to hold your slot, it will be filled and you will have to find another available time or be put on a waiting list.

  • In the event that a student is not showing commitment, demonstrates a lack of interest in learning, is excessively canceling lessons without reason, or has not shown progress, teacher reserves the right to discontinue lessons.


         Make-up lesson Policy:

  • Parents/students are responsible for contacting teacher to reschedule ALL canceled lessons.Parent/student is responsible for keeping track of all lessons missed. This includes emergency cancellations. Parent/student must contact teacher to schedule a canceled lesson within 45 days from the date of the missed lesson. If makeup lesson is not scheduled within this time frame, the lesson will be forfeited.

  • Makeup lessons can be done in person or online via Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Video Messenger, etc.

  • Teacher is not responsible for keeping track of a student’s missed lessons. Parent can request to be notified if openings due to cancellations become available.

  • If your lesson falls on a day of the month that occurs 5 times, the extra day will either be used as a makeup or be included in the previous or following lesson month.

  • Teacher cancellation-If the lesson teacher must cancel a lesson with a student, the teacher is responsible for rescheduling at the student’s convenience. If, for some reason, we cannot make up the lesson, payment from that lesson will be prorated or reimbursed.

        Online Portal MyMusicStaff

  • Online portal is available to all students and parents. Parents can check balances owed, view the calendar, read announcements, send messages, and cancel/reschedule lessons. Students will have access to recordings for all warmups, keep a practice log, and view their calendar. Please make sure to create a login password and log on regularly. Login at www.saramariemusic.com.

       Additional things:

  • If your child forgets to bring music to a lesson, they should still attend. They will always have something to do. If you choose to cancel anyway, no reimbursement will be given and the lesson will not be rescheduled.

  • No Lessons during the following Holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Halloween, July 4 th 

  • Inclement weather: In case of inclement weather, I will contact you if lessons will be canceled via email/text. If I do not cancel and you feel uncomfortable traveling, you may cancel the lesson at your own discretion. Make-up lessons can be scheduled in the event of bad weather. Safety is most important.

  • Recitals– There will be 1-2 studio recitals per year. Recitals allow students the opportunity to put to practice what they are learning in lessons. It is also a good time for parents and friends to come and see how the students have progressed.Participation is greatly encouraged! =D


Studio Policy Form-downloadable

Studio Info Sheet-downloadable

2021 Studio Calendar