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Studio Policies


Private lessons are available for trombone. All students learn Music Theory as an integral part of their lessons.
  1. Parents are always welcome to attend their child's lessons. When you arrive, please open the door and walk right in.

  2. To enjoy the satisfaction of improvement and to become a successful brass player, the student will:
    • practice at least 20 minutes per day, and
    • practice at least five days per week.

  3. Lessons are scheduled on an as needed or as desired basis. You are not required to have a lesson every week.

  4. The lesson days are Monday and Wednesday, at present.

  5. You may request a lesson day and time by email (music@dmacaulay.com), text, or phone (406) 214-6783. Mr. Macaulay will respond to you by email, text, or phone.

  6. Lessons may occur during the first 21 days of the month, inclusive. No lessons are given after the 21st day of a month.

  7. If possible, a lesson should be scheduled and confirmed at least one day in advance. We do not schedule more than one week in advance.

  8. Method books, solos, and other performance materials may be purchased at Morgenroth Music Center. Some books are only available online. Such expense is minimal and only occasional.

  9. Tuition is $40 per 45-minute lesson.

  10. Paypal is the only payment method we accept. No exceptions.

  11. To pay by Paypal you do not need to have a Paypal account. Paypal allows you to pay by credit/debit card.

  12. The Paypal payment link is: paypal.me/MacaulayBrass/40

  13. Payment for each lesson must be completed before instruction begins. This may be done online upon arriving for the lesson, if necessary, or preferably before you arrive.

  14. When a student is ill, the student should not practice.

  15. When a student has a contagious illness, the student should not attend a scheduled lesson, out of consideration for others.

  16. Lesson length is 45 minutes. Example: If your lesson is scheduled to begin at 5:30, then your lesson is over at 6:15 regardless of when you arrive. For this reason, we encourage you to arrive a few minutes early.

  17. Overtime: If a student's progress is remarkable, or if for any reason the teacher wishes to extend the lesson beyond 45 minutes, there is no additional charge for the extra instruction time.

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