Fact: You have a lesson policy.
Maybe you don’t have a five page Word document outlining every little detail of your studio (or maybe you do), but you still have a lesson policy. You have teaching methods and materials that you regularly use. You have acceptable methods of payment and behavior. You have certain times available for lessons and certain times when you won’t teach. Even if you think “No way! I’ll teach anybody, anywhere, anytime, in any style, under any condition, for any amount of money!” Guess what? That’s a policy.
Assuming that your lesson policy is a little more particular than the above example, here are three tips to help students and families participate in your policy and adhere to your guidelines. [···]