The Lefferts Gardens Music School offers lessons on a semester system during the school year. Our 2019 Fall Semester begins on Monday, September, 16th and runs through Sunday, January 19th, 2019. Each semester consists of:
The Student Winter Recital is typically held at the South Oxford Space. This Fall the concert will be Livestreamed on our facebook page.
Students have the following semester package options:
All payments must be made online through our secure website. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Students have an option to purchase a one-time trial lesson. However, once a student is enrolled for a semester, they are committing to the entire semester. Students are not allowed to withdraw from classes or change their lesson times until the end of the semester. We do not offer refunds for students wishing to withdraw and students paying monthly are required to continue all payments through the end of the semester.
Make-up policy and lesson scheduling
Students are expected to receive weekly lessons at the same appointed time each week and be prepared with their instrument, method book(s), and a notebook. Since LGMS teachers will be coming to the student’s home, students are expected to be ready for their lesson 10-15 minutes in advance so that no lesson time is wasted.
In the event that a student has to cancel a scheduled lesson, they must provide the teacher with 24-hours notice, in order to be eligible for a make-up lesson. Rescheduled lessons can be taught via skype at the discretion of the instructor. LGMS cannot reschedule lessons canceled with less than 24-hours notice for any reason.
In the event that an instructor has to cancel a scheduled lesson, they will reschedule their students at a time that is convenient for the student.
In the event of a snow day or extreme weather event, it will be at the discretion of the LGMS instructor whether or not to reschedule lessons for that day.
LGMS follows the NYC Board of Education Calendar. Please view our calendar for scheduled breaks.
Students must acquire their own instruments, materials, and method books recommended by teachers. Information on how to purchase instruments can be provided by LGMS. Method books can be purchased directly from LGMS ($10 or $15 with a CD) or by ordering online.
LGMS hosts two group classes and one recital per semester for its students. We also offer periodic special events for the LGMS community. Students are encouraged to attend/perform.
Practice Expectations/Parental Involvement
Students are expected to practice during their time between lessons. LGMS firmly believes that if you raise the bar, students will be motivated to accomplish their goals and overcome challenges. LGMS suggests that parents keep a notebook on their child’s assignments and aid in their practicing.