Parent or guardian faq's
Above: a QuaranTunes piano lesson drawn by QuaranTunes art teacher Aanika Akkaraju
Q: How do I book a lesson for my child?
A: Click here for a slide deck that takes you through the process step by step.
Q: What platform do your teachers use to conduct their lessons?
A: Generally, our teachers enjoy using Zoom because of its simplicity and ubiquity. However, they are all flexible and are open to using any other platform you may want, such as FaceTime, Skype, and more.
Q: What is your payment policy?
A: We don’t ask for a set fee, but we do ask that at the end of your child’s lesson, if your child enjoyed the lesson, you donate the amount you are comfortable with to our GoFundMe page, which supports our charitable cause. Our suggested donation per a 1-hour lesson is $20-40, but really anything that your family can afford is greatly appreciated. All of your donations are tax deductible. If your family is not in a position to donate anything, we completely understand as well! We do not want money to be an obstacle to bringing music into your life. The sign-up form will ask you to type your initials if this is the case for you. This simply means that you will not be receiving reminder emails from us about donations after your child’s lesson.
Q: Can I cancel or reschedule a lesson after it is booked?
A: All of our teachers are extraordinarily talented - as well as busy - high school or college students who are volunteering their valuable time to teach your children. Because of this, we expect that after you book your lesson, you will show up to that lesson on time. To prevent forgetfulness, we highly encourage everyone to calendar their lesson right when it is booked. We allow cancellations/rescheduling as long as it is done at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. If you are late to your lesson, the lesson will still end at the pre-set time because often our teachers have multiple lessons a day and have to switch to another student. In addition, they have many other things on their plate, such as school work, and plan their entire days around these lessons. If you need to cancel or reschedule on a shorter notice, please consider making a donation for the lost lesson time. We thank you for understanding.
Q: Who can attend the masterclasses?
A: Our masterclasses are intended to be a free and open resource for anyone in the world! We do not have a limit on the number of people in a masterclass, so please feel free to tell anybody that you know who would be interested to tune in!