We’re excited to announce a few changes starting this September. Our goal for the 2017/18 academic year is to streamline and add value for everyone involved with Miller Music School. As we have been growing in size, we are simplifying the way we take payments, publishing an academic calendar, and implementing Progress Cards to enhance communication between parents/guardians, teachers and students.
With more students/teachers, we wanted to implement an effective way for parents/guardians to be active participants in their child’s music education. We know that students will advance faster with a clear goal, involved parents/guardians and supportive teachers.
Every trimester parents/guardians will join in for 15 minutes during a lesson with student and teacher to discuss future goals. Student Progress Cards have many benefits:
- They give parents/guardians valuable feedback and insight into the process of learning an instrument.
- They equip parents/guardians with additional tools to help their child.
- They highlight student achievement (performances, exams, theory, and repertoire progress).
- They help teachers craft a custom and efficient learning experience based on areas that need attention.
Simple Calendar and Tuition Schedule = Trimesters
We are adopting the trimester system to closely match the Renton, Issaquah and Bellevue school district schedules. This means that we are moving from monthly payments to a flat-fee per trimester. The benefits of this are that parents/guardians will be able to know exactly how much lessons will cost for the academic year. Teachers will be able to have a regular, consistent schedule as well and record keeping will be easier. Please see the policy sheet for more information.
We are excited to kick-off this next academic year. We’ve been dedicating significant time to improving our program in order to take our students’ music education to the next level. It has been a rewarding experience to work with such a great group of people and to add value our local community.