A successful learning experience involves three parties - the student, the teacher, and the parent(s). We take very seriously the communication between all involved. Progress reports for private lessons are provided after fall semester, offering a detailed written report and recommendations from the teacher. The teacher will discuss the progress report with parents during a conference scheduled in January. Parents are encouraged to remain in close contact with the teacher throughout the year regarding student progress. Teachers are always happy to discuss student progress as well as any other needs or concerns, as is the director of the Academy.
On rare occasions, a parent or student may have a concern about a teacher or pedagogical approach. These situations are uncomfortable, but clear communication is necessary route to resolution. Although these conversations are difficult for all parties involved, the proper course of action is to communicate concerns directly to the teacher. Sometimes, at this stage, misconceptions can be clarified or expectations discussed more fully. If the problem is not resolved after conferring with the teacher, a meeting between parent, teacher and Academy director may be scheduled to determine the best course of action.