Touch Policy

I use my hands in the course of teaching, though I don’t have to. The use of my hands is meant to help you stay with a new idea just a little longer.  I will ask your permission during our early lessons, and you may ask me not to use my hands at any time. On any day, you have the right to say “no hands” and that is absolutely ok.

Payment and Discount Policy

  • For classes offered to the public, fees and discounts are as publicized. Class payments are preferred in advance, though I can take cash or check onsite.

  • Private lessons may be paid for at the time of the lesson.

  • Custom workshops payments may be paid for as negotiated.

  • I am committed to making this work financially accessible, and I offer work study and other discounts whenever possible. Depending on the situation, I may be able to offer a pay-what-you-can discount. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Cancellation Policies

Things change! Please let me know if they do.  24 hours notice is requested. 

  • For classes and workshops, you may drop a class or workshop 24 hours before the first class for a full refund, though more notice is really helpful to help me fill your spot. If you would like to drop a class after the first class in a series and at least 24 hours before the second class, I will refund a proportional amount of the remainder of the series cost.

  • For most Private Lessons, there will be no charge for cancellation with 24 hours of notice. I may ask you to cover the cost of space rental when that is relevant.

  • For onsite Private Lesson cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, I may request compensation for travel time and expenses.

  • For Custom Workshops, cancellation policies will be spelled out in our agreement and may include compensation for workshop prep and travel expenses.