Music Institute at Carrollton Square

Back To School!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Rachel Yarborough | newsletter

Hello!! I hope that everyone is off to a good start with their lessons this week. I just wanted to give you a couple valuable pieces of information regarding our teaching schedule this year. 

42 LESSONS beginning August 17

Now that we've entered the school year lesson plan, all students under this plan will receive 35 scheduled weekly lessons throughout the school year. In addition 7 summer lessons will be scheduled flexibly between the teacher and student family. I have made an easy reference chart that is found on the website under Lessons in the menu. This will help you see when lessons occur and when they don't occur. We generally follow a the CFBISD calendar for holidays, and we do have a rather long break slated in our calendar over the December holidays. Please look at the calendar and become familiar, and then bookmark it so that you can come back to it at any time. 

Additionally, you may sync to the studio calendar using the Student or Parent Portal. The entire lesson count is inputed on the studio calendar. 

Student Portal and Parent Portal

We would like to have our teachers make use of the portal for their students. Either you can access the student portal through your parent portal login (using parent email address), or we can create a secondary portal login using the student's email address. Would you please take a minute to reply and let me know which email you'd prefer to use for portal login in conjunction with weekly lessons: parent email or student email. We do not have any student emails on file, so if that is your preference, please share the student email address when you reply. 

Invoicing and Payment Schedule 

♪Timely payments are appreciated♪

Email invoice notifications are sent on the 25th of each month. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and may be received through the 7th of the month. Payments received after the 7th will be subject to a late fee of $30. The operation of the studio depends on all payments to be made during the first seven days of the month. When they are late it puts a hardship on the studio to make sure that teachers are paid and that bills are paid. In the event that you know you will not be able to make an on time payment in any given month, we would appreciate you reaching out and keeping an open line of communication! Please email the director Rachel Yarborough directly at or Leandro Walter (for Spanish)

Student Events

We have some fun ideas in the works for students this year, including Zoom practice performances (student get togethers), practice incentives, and more! We will also have a student pickup in the coming weeks so that we can distribute lesson binders, theory books, and any other books that your teacher may have for you. 

We want to thank each of you for continuing your lessons with us, and for some, for joining the Institute for the first time this year! Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or comments. I'm all ears!

Rachel Yarborough