Studio Policy

Weather Cancellations

Lessons will only be cancelled for extreme weather---when Richland School District closes for winter storms or when the school district cancels weekend activities (Sat/Sun lessons.) One or two-hour delays will only affect lessons scheduled before noon.  Weather cancellations will always be announced on the website welcome page, Magnolia Music Studio-RiverWalk Facebook page, and outgoing voice mail  509-420-4851 (WA).

No "make-up" lessons

Registration for Individual voice and instrumental lessons is an agreement between the student and teacher to commit to the scheduled weekly lesson time. Lessons will only be rescheduled in the rare event that the INSTRUCTOR must cancel the lessons. "No Shows"  and same-day cancellations will not be rescheduled.  Note: At the discretion of the teacher and the availability of the studio, one lesson per 12-week semester may be rescheduled with at least 24 hours advance notice.  (Studio Policy applies to lessons taught in-home or in-studio.)

Alternate lesson plans

If you are a little under the weather or occasionally have a “too busy” week with little practice time, just let your instructor know. This can be a good opportunity to sightread new materials, work on music skills (ear training, intervals etc), explore styles and artists with listening examples, or talk about any aspects of music or your progress and goals.  

Sharing your lesson

If you must cancel your lesson same day or short notice due to illness or unexpected events, did you know that you can SHARE your lesson time with a friend or family member? No registration or prevous experience is needed. This is a great way to show someone what happens in a typical music lesson or to ask questions about music.

Contact your teacher

Please contact your teacher directly by text, voice message, or email as a courtesy if you will miss your lesson. Never text while you are driving!  Contact the Studio Director, Cynthia Vaughn, if you have questions or concerns.  509-420-4851 or text 509-554-8768