Where do lessons take place?
Lessons are all held at the Legato facility. Our teachers will not commute to a student's house.
How often and how long are the lessons?
Our lessons are set to be weekly lessons (30min/45min/60min).
It is possible for us to arrange two lessons per week for students preparing for certifications, competitions, and college applications.
Do you offer an opportunity to meet an instructor?
We offer a 30-min trial lesson to simulate a lesson with an instructor for a fee of $40/30min. We highly recommend for students and parents to meet with their instructor, so that they can see if they will feel comfortable with the instructor, as well as getting a feel for the lessons and the instruments.
What type of Lessons do you offer?
We primary offer “One on One private lessons.”
Semi-Private lesson may be arranged for siblings/relatives/friends.
Group lessons are only offered to the students who are beginners through intermediate (min. 3 students~max. 6 students for hands-on teaching).
What are the cancellation policies?
We know that you have a busy schedule and we want to make sure you feel you are getting the most out of your lessons. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. All teacher cancellations will be made up.
A lesson that is canceled less than 48hrs, by the student, will be charged in full and will not be made up. We allow one make up lesson per school year for an absence due to sickness. If a student brings a note from a doctor, however, we will allow the lesson to be made up.
We also ask students/parents to submit documents for family emergency, long term medical condition, and traffic accident.
Can I take lessons on a bi-weekly basis?
We do not offer lessons on a bi-weekly basis, since we find that students who take lessons on a weekly basis learn exceptionally better. If you are only able to attend lessons every other week, you may want to wait until you have the time to take lessons on a weekly basis. In the long-run, it is more economical and efficient to take weekly lessons.
do you offer lessons on weekends?
We offer lessons on Saturdays. Sunday lessons may be held with mutual agreement with the instructor.
How do I know I am going to be studying with a qualified teacher?
98% of Legato Instructors hold Masters or Doctors degrees in music.
All of our instructors have music degrees from universities and conservatories in the United States and from all over the world.
What type of Certifications and Classes do you offer?
We offer Certificate of Merit (CM), MTNA (CAPMT), ABRSM, RCOM, and Piano Guild (American College of Musician). Teacher will decide which certification is suitable to each student. Students are highly recommended to take 45~60min lessons in preparation. Theory classes will cover all the requirements to prepare the students.
How many times can we re-schedule lessons or be absent from school?
We have the following absences with 48hrs. advanced notice:
- 5 Informed Absence (I/A) that can be made up per school year
- 4 Excused Absence (E/A) that will not be made up per school year
For example, if a student takes a long vacation over the summer:
- Miss 6 weeks --- Use 4 excused absences and 2 informed absences.
- More than 8 weeks --- Temporary withdrawal from school and pay $40 re-registration fee when the student resumes. There will be a $100 deposit, which will be part of the lesson fee when the student resumes. However, the same time slot will not be guaranteed, as we may fill the slot with another student.
Can I stop taking lessons at any time?
We ask students/parents to give us a written notice 30 days prior to the last day of lessons.