ATTENTION PREPAID LESSON PACKAGE STUDENTS:

As a friendly reminder, all prepaid lessons are continuous even through the summertime. If you are going away on vacation and will miss more than one lesson per month, we suggest you either complete your lesson package or purchase a time hold (you can purchase holds up to 2 months). Otherwise, your continuous lesson package will continue as scheduled, and you will receive short video lessons set to your LessonMate account in lieu of missed live lessons (in general, missing more than one lesson a month entails a short video lesson sent to your LessonMate account.). If you have any questions about this, please contact us at (323) 813-8561.

Current available time slots for Private Lessons, Private Lesson Music Mashup, and Duo Fish lessons last updated 4:00 p.m. on 6/22/18. 

Please note that the "Shipping Fee" for online transactions is not a hidden fee. It is the credit card convenience fee which is 2% for all lessons and rentals. Payment via phone is also available at the same rate with same convenience fees applied.

Please check back frequently as schedule is updated daily. We are open on every holiday with the exception of the Leggy Fish Spring Break, Leggy Fish Summer Break, Leggy Fish Thanksgiving Break and Leggy Fish Winter Break.

Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays, and Sundays are available for single and prepaid lessons in Atwater Village. Saturdays are only available in Atwater Village for single-pay lessons. Single pay lessons are lessons at the single pay lesson rate (single pay lessons are a bit of a higher rate than prepaid lesson packages, but offer flexibility without the 24 Hour Cancellation Policy or One Cancellation/Reschedule A Month Policy). Please check on availability on Saturdays as the day may not always be open for lessons.

Availability is first come, first serve. Please e-mail nancy at nancy@leggyfishmusiclessons.com to be placed on the wait list if your desired time or day is not available. When an opening becomes available, you will be contacted. First come-first-serve.
Please read the studio policies prior to purchase especially the One Cancellation/Reschedule A Month Policy and The 24 Cancellation Policy.
All sales are final. Refunds are not available, but transfers to another student are available.
Every Leggy Fish Music Lessons student receives....
*Individualized and caring instruction. Every student is treated with respect, care, and honest feedback.
*Access to a personal LessonMate account where students can review custom notes/videos from each lesson.
*Access to Monthly String Flings where students can play music together, practice performing in front of others, engage, and find friendships with other students.
*Opportunity to attend Field trips and other special events.
*Opportunity to perform in yearly recitals and performances.
​*Opportunity to participate in the Leggy Fish Reward Program for young learners where young students set goals, log their practice minutes, and receive tickets that they can save up to "purchase" toys and games from our prize box.
*A fair 24 hour Cancellation Policy and One Cancellation A Month Policy unique to Leggy Fish Music Lessons that BOTH students AND teacher abide by. If a teacher cancels last minute, a free lesson of equal value is added to your lesson package in addition to making up your missed lessons. And if a teacher cancels your lesson more than twice in the same month, a free lesson of equal value is added to your lesson package in addition to making up your missed lessons.

Ages Served:
We are happy to provide music lessons to children age 5 and up and adults. 

Materials Needed:
Please note that you will need an instrument and recommended accessories to maximize your education experience. Aside from a good working instrument, students will need such items like:
Violin/Viola students: Appropriately sized Violin or Viola outfit with bow, rosin, a shoulder rest or shoulder pad, fold up music stand, tuner/metronome device or app (many are free on Smartphones, but we recommend the inexpensive Cleartune app). Any recommended books by teacher. 

Cello students: Appropriately sized Cello outfit with bow, rosin, a chair strap or donut to prevent endpin from slipping on floor, fold up music stand, tuner/metronome device or app (many are free on Smartphones, but we recommend the inexpensive Cleartune app). Any recommended books by teacher. 

Keyboard students: 88 Key Weighted Keyboard or Piano, metronome device or app. Any recommended books by teacher. 

Shipping Fee:
Please note again that the "Shipping Fee" for online transactions is not a hidden fee. It is the credit card convenience fee which is a reduced 2% for all lessons and rentals (from 2.9% +$0.30 as of 1/24/17, and 2.9% +$0.30 for all other products). Payment via phone is also available at the same rate with same convenience fees applied.

Final Sales:
Please note that all sales are final and there are no refunds on private or Duo Fish lessons. Full refunds on Group lessons may be granted do to low enrollment (you will have the choice to transfer your paid fee to private lessons, Duo Fish lessons, or receive a full refund). Leggy Fish Music Lessons has the right to refuse and refund service at teacher's will. 

Recommended Practice:
Please understand that any musical instrument deserves effort and time on your part. We understand that many of our students study musical instruments for leisure, not necessarily to transform their craft into a degree or career choice. However, in order to maximize your money + your time, along with your teacher's patience, experience and energy, a minimum of 3 practice sessions a week is necessary for improvement if not the recommended daily practice ;-). Improvement means that you get more versed on the instrument and with music...thus improving your aptitude and enjoyment to play any song your heart desires! Nancy recommends practicing with quality and targeted consistency, not necessarily quantity. Three 30 minute practices a week can do more than one 1 hour practice a week.

Duo Fish/Group Lessons:
All private, private music lesson mashups, group lessons and Duo Fish lessons are taught by Nancy, Head Instructor. Schedule can change; please call  (323) 813-8561​ or e-mail nancy@leggyfishmusiclessons.com to inquire about other times/days not listed. If you would like to study with Nancy at a time not mentioned, please fill out of the waiting list form. A time slot may be vacated and available from time to time. Lesson times are 60 minutes long, 45 minutes long, or 30 minutes long in the Atwater Village location. These available time slots shown below are broken down in 30 minute intervals but can be adjusted to fit your 45 or 60 minute lesson as long as they fit within those available times.

Prepaid Continuous Lessons:
ALL PREPAID LESSON PACKAGES ARE CONTINUOUS, meaning once you purchase a package, lessons are assumed to take place every week at the same time/day until the end of your lesson package unless you cancel a lesson or teacher cancels a lesson. Only one cancellation a month may be made up as long as it is 24 hours in advance. All other cancellations beyond your one a month will receive a custom short video lesson that will be sent through your LessonMate account. No exceptions.

Time Slots:
Please note that unfortunately time slots cannot be guaranteed on single pay lessons unless you purchase a prepaid lesson package. In addition, the one cancellation a month policy only applies to prepaid lesson packages, but not single pay lessons. If you purchase a lesson package, you must choose the same time and day that occurs weekly. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for a time not currently available, please fill out the waiting list form. 

Availability:
Note from head instructor, Nancy: As of the current date above, I only have available times on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays in the Atwater Village Location. Please read and understand studio policies listed at the bottom of this page prior to purchasing lessons. Teacher and student both have the right to cease lessons after lessons in a prepaid lesson package have been used (at the end of 4 or 8 lessons).

Private Lessons-Mondays In Atwater Village Location (Are you eyeing a time slot that is reserved? Let us know and we'll let you as soon as it becomes available.)
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:00-12:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:30-1 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
1:30-2:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
2:00-2:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
2:30-3:00 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson

3:00-3:30 p.m. Reserved
3:30-4 p.m. Reserved
4-4:30 p.m. Reserved
4:30-5:00 p.m. Reserved
5:00-5:30 p.m. Reserved
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reserved
6:30-7:00 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson
7:00-7:30 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson

7:30-8:00 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson
8:00-8:30 p.m. Reserved
8:30-9:00 p.m. Available
Private Lessons-Tuesdays In Atwater Village Location (Are you eyeing a time slot that is reserved? Let us know and we'll let you as soon as it becomes available.)
10:00-10:30 a.m. Reserved 
10:30-11:00 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:00-11:30 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:00-12:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:30-1:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson
1:30-2:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
2:00-2:30 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson

2:30-3:00 p.m. Reserved
3:00-4:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
4:00-4:30 p.m. Reserved
4:30-5:00 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reserved
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reserved
7:00-7:30 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
7:30-8:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
8:00-8:30 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
8:30-9:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson

Private Lessons-Wednesdays In Atwater Village Location (Are you eyeing a time slot that is reserved? Let us know and we'll let you as soon as it becomes available.)
10:00-10:30 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
10:30-11:00 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:00-11:30 a.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:00-12:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
12:30-1:00 p.m. Available
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
1:30-2:00 p.m. 
Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
2:00-3:00 p.m. Reserved
3:00-3:30 p.m. Reserved
3:30-4:00 p.m. Reserved 
4:00-4:30 p.m. 
Reserved
4:30-5:15 p.m. Reserved
5:30-6:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min or 60 min lesson 
6:00-6:30 p.m. Available for 30 min lesson
6:30-7:15 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson after September 26, 2018
7:15-8:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
8:00-9:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson

Private Lessons-Sundays In Atwater Village Location (Are you eyeing a time slot that is reserved? Let us know and we'll let you as soon as it becomes available.)
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Reserved
11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Reserved
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Reserved
12:45-1:15 p.m. Reserved
1:15-2:00 p.m. Reserved
2:00-2:30 p.m. Reserved
2:30-3:00 p.m. Reserved
3:00-3:30 p.m. Reserved
3:30-4:00 p.m. Reserved
4:00-5:00 p.m.  Reserved
5:00-5:30 p.m. Available
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reserved 
6:30-7:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
7:00-8:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson
8:00-9:00 p.m. Available for 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min lesson

Prepaid Lesson Packages:
Purchase a Prepaid Lesson Package of 4 or 8 lessons and save!

Payment Terms:
Payment by credit card gladly accepted. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover via Square (by phone or email) OR online. 

Payment for single lessons is due at the end of each lesson. Payment for prepaid lesson packages is due on the last 4th or 8th prepaid lesson, no exceptions. Please arrange to have payment ready during the last 4th or 8th prepaid lesson to ensure 100% of the time is dedicated to the lesson.

Prepayment for lessons are non refundable and expire 3 months from purchase and may be transferred to another student.

One Cancellation or Time/Day Change A Month Permitted:
Leggy Fish Music Lessons permits ONE cancellation or time/day change of a lesson per student per month with NO exceptions. The student has 2 weeks to schedule a live makeup lesson. If you reschedule or cancel more than once a month, a short custom video lesson will be sent to you in lieu of the live lesson. There is no limit on the amount of custom video lessons that can be sent. Custom video lessons will not be sent only if you cancel within 24 hours of your missed live lesson.

24-Hour Cancellation/Late Policy:
If you need to use your once a month cancellation, please let us know 24 hours before your scheduled lesson IN WRITING via e-mail to nancy@leggyfishmusiclessons.com.

Cancellations occurring less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment will result in a full charge for the session.
As a commitment to our students, we also adhere to the One Cancellation A Month policy and 24-Hour Cancellation policy. If a teacher reschedules for ANY reason and lets you know within 24 hours beyond their ONE cancellation a month per student, they will give the student a FREE lesson of equal value in addition to making that lesson up within two weeks.
If you pay for single lessons one at a time, you do not fall under the 24 hour or One Cancellation/Reschedule A Month Policy, but the disadvantage is that you do not have a permanent time slot or day, and it could shift from time to time to accommodate prepay students.

Continuous Lessons:
Leggy Fish Music Lessons does not offer biweekly lessons. Continual lessons ensure commitment to practice on a weekly basis. Lessons will continue on a weekly basis without interruption. If the student’s lesson occurs on a major holiday, the lesson will be made up.

Time/Day Slots Are First Come First Serve:
We try to accommodate your schedule and time/day preference, however, if you cancel your lesson, we cannot guarantee a preferred time/day.

Time Holds:
Are you going on vacation and would not like to lose your time/day? Pay for a Time Hold after your prepaid package is over? Purchase a Time Hold at the cost of $60 per month limited to a month hold. It cannot be prorated, even if you hold for one week. You can pay for a time hold at your next lesson or on www.leggyfishmusiclessons.com.

Cancellations:
We regret that Leggy Fish Music Lessons cannot offer refunds on single/prepaid lesson packages.

Leggy Fish Music Lessons Break-No Lessons:
If you are a prepaid lesson student, and your lesson falls on any of the scheduled breaks, your lesson will automatically be pushed up to your next one unless you would like to reschedule your lesson (please see availability schedule), have two lessons the previous week, or double up on your lesson those weeks on a different day the two weeks before (works especially well for those with 30 minute lessons). I know that from past experience, some students do not wish to go too long without a lesson. Breaks are scheduled a year in advance and do not count as a teacher’s allowed One Cancellation A Month.

Violin Outfit Rentals:
For your convenience, Leggy Fish Music Lessons offers student violin outfits for rent at a flat rate of $35 per month. There is a one time $150 refundable deposit given the instrument is in good condition. You can apply three months of renting towards the purchase of the violin outfit or even purchase the outfit outright. This service is only available to active Leggy Fish Music Lessons students.

Waiting List:
If the Leggy Fish Music Lessons studio is full to capacity, students who take a break and return may need to be put on a waiting list along with other interested students.

Lessonmate:
Don't forget to sign into LessonMate for your personalized lesson notes from our private or group lessons (or both in some cases)! It's easy to check out notes from your lessons! 

Practice Logs for Young Learners/Reward Program:
You can help your young learner with practice goals. Practice logs can help your child track his/her goals and practice times as well. Standard daily practice is 30 minutes, but can be determined by the teacher. If the daily practice time is met, the student will be rewarded 1 point. Points can be redeemed for small prizes out of the prize box which are assigned a point value. As a rule, we try to keep treats healthy-organic candy, little toys, books, pencils, games, etc. They can either save their points or redeem them. A signature by a parent is needed at the bottom of the sheet to verify that they practiced the time they committed to.

Recital Opportunities:
Students will have an opportunity to perform and share their musical accomplishments with other students by participating in one (or both) seasonal showcases.

Monthly String Flings:
String Fling is a fun and friendly “party" for current students to mingle and to play music with and for each other at every skill level. It is not a lesson, but rather a comfortable and relaxed get together for students to form community and to practice playing for one another. They will give students a regular opportunity to tune in with other musicians. The new monthly String Fling will give 2 students a Fling to share music. We will play the tune of the previous month, improvise together, and try new music together as a group. If you wish to bring a snack to share, please bring one snack or drink of your choice to share. Snack time and mingling combined, String Fling will be an hour and 15 minutes long and there will be a cost of $10 per student to attend. Friends of students who also play violin, viola, cello or keyboard and are not students of Leggy Fish Music Lessons or former Leggy Fish Music Lessons students are also welcome to attend for $15 per student. There is a limit of 10 students per String Fling. String Flings are held in Atwater Village. The $10 or $15 String Fling fee per String Fling can be accepted as cash or on www.leggyfishmusiclessons.com.

Required Materials:
A violin outfit with bow and rosin, shoulder rest or shoulder pad, and The All For Strings Book #1 is required by students at the beginner level. Violin outfits (contains a violin, bow, and rosin) can be rented through Leggy Fish Music Lessons or rented at your local string shop. Shoulder rests, and books may be purchased through Leggy Fish Music Lessons or purchased at your local string shop or online. Additional material that is not required but highly advised for maximum learning is a music stand (fold up is okay), tuner and metronome (can also be downloaded as an app on your Smartphone), practice mute for compromised practicing at home, and staff paper.

Leggy Fish Mobile Accessory Store:
Books, sheet music and accessories (strings, flash cards, CDs, mutes, rosin, music stands, tuners, metronomes, staff paper, shoulder rests etc.) are available. Some items will be on hand. A nominal service fee may be included.

Student Lounge:
Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your lesson, as it can be distracting to the student that is having their lesson. I also may not be ready to teach you especially if you are the first student of the day. Please do not ring the doorbell, quietly come in through the front of the house and go directly to the Student Lounge past the kitchen. The Lounge is a great place to have refreshments and warm up before your lesson. If you happen to arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your lesson, please take advantage of Atwater Village’s many wonderful cafes.