Parent Consent / Signature
The Keller Independent School District has traditionally offered students the opportunity to
study privately through an organized private lesson program through the Fine Arts Private
Lesson Program. Private lessons are offered as a supplement to classroom instruction. The
lessons are designed to utilize the characteristic literature of the instrument, voice, or
audition, not to rehearse the literature which a student will be performing in the fine arts
classroom. Participation in the supplemental lesson program is optional. All students will
have access to supplemental lessons based upon the private instructor’s availability of time.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR
1. Be fully prepared for each lesson.
2. Supply the method books and other materials as required by private study.
3. Participate in all activities required as a condition of private study.
4. Notify the instructor within 24 hours if a lesson is to be canceled unless there is an
LESSON LOCATION AND SCHEDULING
Lessons will be taught at the school the student attends, except as arrangements needing
modifications for summer lessons. Lessons will be scheduled by the private instructor and
fine arts teacher. Lessons can be scheduled during the student’s fine arts class, during
lunch, and before/after school. No lessons will be scheduled during academic time. Should
the instructor be unable to teach a lesson, missed lessons will be made-up. The fine arts
teacher will aid the student by advising the private lesson instructor of concerts, programs,
holidays, testing, etc., which would result in any interruption of the regular lesson schedule.
Instructors will be paid $19 per lesson. Lessons run between twenty-two minutes and thirty
minutes long depending on the student’s passing period. Instructors will be paid directly by
the student at the time of the lesson or monthly. Checks should be made payable to the
private lesson instructor. Limited partial-lesson scholarships may be available. Check with
the campus teacher for eligibility requirements.
Should you have specific questions about any part of the program, please contact the
Parent Information on Policies and Procedures
Please take a moment to read the information below with the detailed information about the
program. If you have any further questions, your child's fine arts teacher will be happy to
● Private lessons are available to any student participating in a middle school or high
school fine arts course in the KISD. Participation is completely voluntary.
● The KISD Private Lesson Program is administered by the Director of Fine Arts and the
KISD fine arts staff.
● The private instructors have been recruited, interviewed, and recommended by KISD
fine arts teachers.
● Lessons are taught in practice rooms and classrooms of schools during fine arts
classes, lunch hour, before or after school. No lessons will be scheduled during
● The private lesson fee is $19.00 per lesson. Fees are paid directly to lesson
● Students provide all instructional materials (books, music etc.)
All students who participate in the program must first complete an application form with the
signature of a parent/guardian. These forms are available from either a music private
instructor or KISD teacher.
Students are expected to notify music private instructors at least 24 hours in advance of
missing a scheduled lesson. The instructor and/or supervising director may make exceptions
in the event of sudden illness or emergency. The music private instructor may provide
makeup lessons subject to agreement with the students and parents.
The private instructors are allowed to set their own attendance policy as long as it adheres to
● Excused absences will be made up or a credit given as determined by the private
instructor. Excused absences will consist of, but not be limited to, school sponsored
trips, sickness (with proper notice), school testing, school change of scheduling,
circumstances out of student's control (fire alarm, school bus late, etc.)
● Unexcused absences will not be refunded or made up by the instructor. Unexcused
absences will consist of, but not limited to, forgetting about lessons, absences
(sickness, trips, etc.) without notification, or choosing to do another activity during
scheduled lesson time.
Students may stop taking lessons at the end of any month. A student may be dropped by an
instructor, with the approval of the supervising director, for excessive absences, failure to make
satisfactory progress or unacceptable behavior.
Instructors are strongly urged to temporarily postpone student’s lessons if they are behind in
payments until that account is caught up to date.
KELLER ISD FINE ARTS PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM
I have read the parent/student information sheet and desire that my child take advantage of
the individual lessons given through the fine arts department of the Keller Independent
School District. I understand that the appropriate instructor will contact my child to establish
a lesson time to coincide with the fine arts class or after school. I have read and agree to the
guidelines put forth by Keller ISD which pertain to the Fine Arts Private Lesson program.