Studio Policies

The Sharon Erman Vocal Studio is located in Sudbury, Massachusetts, 35 minutes west of Boston, 30 minutes east of Worcester and is easily accessible from the Mass Pike, Routes 128, 495, 27, 20 and Route 2.  It is within easy driving distance of Wayland, Lincoln, Concord, Acton, Maynard, Stow, Hudson, Framingham, Weston, Wellesley, Marlborough, Westborough and Southborough.  Lessons are also available worldwide via Skype.

Cancellation Policy

  • Please be advised there is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all lessons.  The full rate will be charged for all lessons cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours' notice prior to the scheduled lesson start time.
  • Regardless of circumstances, lesson cancellations must be done in writing via email or text ONLY or lesson fee will be forfeited. 
  • There are no refunds for missed or unused lessons.
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Inclement Weather

  • For local students traveling to the studio, in the case of extreme weather, please refer to the Sudbury Public School closings. Students may still take their lesson via Skype if they so choose.

Lesson Fees and Payment

  • Lesson payment is due in full at the time of service.
  • Payments may be made by cash or check.
  • Students requesting the same weekly lesson time are required to purchase lessons on a monthly basis (4-5 at a time) to secure their lesson time for the month.  Monthly payments are due the first week of the month.
  • Skype students can make payments via the Venmo app or Paypal, but this must be done prior to the lesson.
  • Please make checks payable to Sharon Erman Vocal Studio.
  • A 10% late fee will be assessed for all late payments.
  • There are no refunds for missed or unused lessons.
  • Lesson fees are non-transferrable.

Lesson Preparation

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  • All levels of experience are welcome. Audition is not required.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to record each lesson. You may bring your choice of a smartphone or other digital recorder.
  • Sharon can accompany singers on the piano if you choose to bring your own sheet music.  Please bring two copies of all sheet music to your lesson and/or two lyric sheets if you are bringing a backing track via CD as accompaniment.  Recording artists are encouraged to bring tracks/lyric sheets from current CD projects.
  • Prior notice will be given when SEVS is closed due to a holiday or special event.  Otherwise, please assume that lessons are scheduled as usual.
  • If you wish to reschedule or cancel your lesson due to a holiday, please see the 24 Hour Cancellation Policy.

Tardiness

  • If you arrive late, your lesson will still end at the scheduled time.  This loss of time will not be made up at another time.  If you miss your lesson entirely, it will not be rescheduled or refunded.
  • If you arrive on time but the previous lesson runs late, you will be given your full allotted time.
  • Please be on time, but try not to arrive any more than 5 minutes before your scheduled lesson to limit disruption of the previous lesson.

 

Thank you for your understanding.