Student Policy

Bassology is an educational institution designed to foster the serious study of electric bass guitar and  music theory and its application with the goal of artistic expression and exceptional music proficiency.  

 

Bassology reserves the right to discontinue a student at any time.

 

 

Scheduling & Hours:

Because Anthony is teaching students all over the world, lessons are scheduled in GMT -4 Time, also known as “New York Time” or EST or EDT depending on the time of year.  Lessons are by appointment only.  Lessons are at the same time and on the same day for weekly and bi-weekly students unless mutually rescheduled.

 

Important note for bi-weekly students:  The schedule cycle for bi-weekly students begins on the day of the first lesson and continues EVERY OTHER WEEK until notice of discontinuation.  If a lesson is cancelled or a make-up lesson is scheduled, the ORIGINAL BI-WEEKLY SCHEDULE REMAINS IN EFFECT.

 

Rates*:

*Rates are subject to change.

 

Regular Weekly Students:   $75 per hour paid for the entire month in advance of the 1st lesson for that month. ($300 if month has 4 weeks; $375 if month has 5 weeks.)

Non-weekly Students:   $85 per hour paid in advance of each lesson.

 

 

Payments:

Payments are made in advance of lessons via PayPal ID ant_wellington@hotmail.com .  Please schedule your lesson before making a payment via PayPal.  Payment is expected for all scheduled lessons for regular weekly students, whether attended or not.  Gift certificates are valid for 1 month from the date of purchase and cannot be transferred to a third party.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Lessons cancelled 24 hours or more before the lesson are not subject to charge.  Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are subject to the hourly fee for that lesson.  Bassology is not obligated to make up lessons or credit for missed lessons.  As stated above, payment is expected for all scheduled lessons for regular weekly students, whether attended or not. 

 

Permanent cancellation of weekly or bi-weekly lessons requires a month notice.  Payment is expected for a full month after notice is given.

 

 

Late Policy:

Students who are late for their scheduled lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson length.  If you are not available to answer the Skype call within 15 minutes of your scheduled lesson time, your lesson and payment will be forfeited.

 

 

Sick Policy:

For my well-being and the well-being of other students, in-person students should stay home if you’re not feeling well, even if it’s just a little cold or any other “minor” illness.  Any in-person lesson can be switched to a Skype lesson if you are well enough to take a lesson but nonetheless possibly contagious.  My livelihood and yours depends on good health! 

 

 

All Students:

You will need 3 apps loaded on to a smart phone or tablet before your first lesson:

  • iRealPro for music accompaniment
  • Tempo, a metronome app
  • SuperMetronome drum machine app, paid version

I highly recommend you have a notebook and pencil within reach, a voice recorder and a mini dry erase board. 

 

 

Skype Students:

Please make sure your Skype is operational before your lesson time.  Especially if you are new to Skype, you should test your Skype with another person well in advance of your lesson.  I recommend testing Skype at least 48 hours in advance of your first Skype lesson.  If you are unable to make your Skype function correctly at the time of the lesson, you will still be charged for lesson time.

 

Send Anthony a contact request through Skype to Skype ID bassology1

 

Be prepared for Anthony to contact you at the time of your lesson—Skype functioning, instrument tuned, 3 apps required of all students loaded and on your device, notebook and pencil within reach, background noise and distractions eliminated, etc..  Anthony will treat your Skype lesson with as much respect as an in-person lesson and you should, too.

 

Make sure you have a strong internet connection.  I recommend that other devices in your home are disabled from the internet during the time of your lesson to ensure the strongest bandwidth for your lesson.  If the lesson begins and you are unable to make your Skype function correctly, you will still be charged for the lesson time.