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© 2016-2019 by Phylicia Hollis Studios, Inc.

A D M I S S I O N S 

Our goal is to provide each student with a quality musical experience.  Each student will receive a well rounded approach in learning music.  The lesson plans are designed to meet the needs of each individual student.  Here are the steps to being admitted as a student into Phylicia Hollis Studios.

 

1. Consultation

 

Please call (901) 830-9484 or email info@phyliciahollisstudios.com to schedule your 30 minute consultation.  This 30 minute introductory class will consist of an interview, a cognitive ability test, and a piano or voice lesson . Students and their parents (if younger than 18) will meet with the designated instructor to discuss the student's goals. Parents of students under 18 may also attend this session.  There is a $30 non refundable fee to schedule a consultation.  

 

2. Scheduling

 

After completing a successful consultation, lessons are set up according to the student's convenience and the teacher's availability. Appointments will be reserved for the student in advance based on their payment schedule.  Lessons will not be reserved if a payment has not been made. ALL LESSONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

 

3. Purchase Your Materials

 

It is the student's responsibility to purchase all books, materials, and instruments.

 

4.  Payment

 

Full payment is due upon arrival at the first official lesson after the consultation.   

General Information & Policies 
 
 
2019 Recitals and Studio Events
 

Recitals and studio events will be held throughout the year.  While these are optional, students are encouraged to participate.

 

  • Spring Sessions Begins: Monday January 7, 2019

  • Open House: Saturday January 12, 2019 @ 10am or 3pm

  • Little Singers Academy Spring Orientation: February 2, 2019 @ 10am 

  • The Music Girl Musical Theater Production: March 24, 2019 @ 6pm

  • Amro Music Spring Keyboard Festival: TBA

  • Spring Recital 1: Saturday June 1, 2019 @3pm

  • Spring Recital 2: Saturday June 8, 2019 @ 3pm

  • Summer Session Begins: Wednesday June 12, 2019

  • Open House: Saturday July 27, 2019 @12pm

  • Little Singers Academy Fall Orientation: TBA

  • Fall Session Begins: Monday August 5, 2019

  • Musical Performance: Friday October 25, 2019

  • Winter Recital: Saturday December 7, 2019 @3pm

 

 

2019 Holidays
 
Appointments are available all-year-round except for a few legal holidays. Teacher planning days and Fall Break are NOT observed as holidays for our studio.  Please check our Newsletter and Studio Calendar for all the specific dates. Lessons that fall on the holidays mentioned below will be rescheduled. The holidays observed are as follows:

 

  • MLK Day (January 21)

  • Spring Break (March 11-15)

  • Memorial Day (May 27)

  • Spring/Summer Schedule Transition Day (June 10)

  • Independence Day (July 4)

  • Labor Day (September 3)

  • Thanksgiving (November 27-29)

  • Christmas Break (December 23 - January 2)

  • The Studio will be closed for Shelby County Schools Inclement Weather Days.

 

 

Scheduling
 
  • Request to reschedule a lesson must be made 24 hours in advance or the lesson will be forfeited.

  • If the student is more than 15 minutes late for a lesson that is considered an absence and no refund will be granted.

  •  24-hour notice is required to cancel a class.  

  • In the event that you cancel your appointment and 24 hour notice is NOT given, there will be an additional $20 fee added to your account.  This fee must be paid in order to get back on our schedule. No exceptions.

  • All payments are non-refundable.

  • ALL LESSONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • How old should children be in order to begin lessons?

Piano?  4 years old is a good age for a child to begin private piano lessons.  The youngest age I begin piano lessons with is 3 years old; however, each child is different.

 

Voice?  9-10 years old is a good age for a child to begin private voice lessons.  Children under 9 years old will only be permitted to study voice at the discretion of the director after the consultation.  Students younger than 9 that wish to sing, but may not be ready for vocal lessons are recommended to study piano until they are mature enough for voice lessons.  Once again, the director will make the final decision of the students maturity level for vocal lessons.

*Parents, please remember each child is different. Not mastering each skill at the initial consultation is not a reflection of your child's musical destiny.  Developmental Psychology theories have proven that a child will only learn certain things when he or she is ready.  Some children are ready for lessons as young as age 3 while others are not.

 

  • Do you make home visits?

 

No, it is recommended that all students come to the studio for the best musical experience.