Courses are organized to follow published and proven study methods providing an organized growth path for learning the selected instrument. The materials presented in these study guides are enhanced by teaching the student popular songs, to keep the student's interest.
The introductory course materials for beginners are listed. Experienced students will use materials as appropriate.
Guitar: Progressive Guitar Method (Rhythm, Lead, Funk)
Vocals: Hal Leonard Teen's Musical Theater Collection
Piano: Schaum's Finger Power, Pre-Time/Play-Time Piano Series
Kinder Program: Alfred's Prep Beginner Theory, Bastien Piano Basics - Piano Primer
The school recognizes that the student takes these courses for recreational purposes. To facilitate learning the school will assign homework at each lesson. For maximum growth, the student should practice these homework assignments.
If the instructor misses a weekly lesson, the instructor will provide an alternate make-up lesson or a substitute teacher will cover that class. If either of those options can not be applied,tuition for the following month will be pro-rated.tuition.
If a student misses a lesson, that lesson is forfeited.
The Metairie School of Music will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Mardi Gras (Saturday through Tuesday)
Christmas (Christmas Eve through New Years Day)
Thanksgiving (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Supervision of Children
Adult supervision is required for all children under 12 years old while in the school.
No one is allowed in class rooms without an instructor.
Tuition is due on first lesson of each month.
The tuition covers one month of lessons. There are usually 4 classes in a month. Occasionally there will be 3 classes due to a holiday. However there will be a month with 5 classes with no increase to tuition.
Checks should be made out to "Metairie School of Music" and given to the instructor. There may be a $5 late fee added to tuition received after the first week of the month.
Starting students must pay first and last month tuition to schedule classes. The last month tuition (deposit) will be applied to the last month of lessons if the student gives notice that they will stop their lessons 30 days in advance.