Please read this important information about booking and rescheduling your lessons

Lesson Scheduling

  • Lessons that take place in less than 24 hours time are not available to schedule. You can schedule lessons up to 6 weeks in advance.

  • You’ll receive lesson reminders 48 hours, 24 hours and then 2 hours in advance via email and/or text message. If you are unable to make a lesson, this gives you ample time to reschedule your lesson.

  • Note: Lesson confirmations and reminder messages are generated by Calendly and will appear as ‘The Flute Coach (via Calendly) or Monique Matthews (via Calendly) in your inbox. Please add to your list of contacts to ensure you receive all communication about your lessons

  • You may opt to have lesson reminders sent via SMS by entering your phone number when booking a lesson.

  • 30 days prior to your lesson package expiring you will receive an email reminder to schedule any unused lessons

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • If you’re unable to make your lesson, please cancel or reschedule AT LEAST 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time to guarantee a free rescheduled lesson.
  • To cancel or reschedule, click on the ‘reschedule’ or ‘cancel’ buttons at the bottom of your lesson confirmation email.
  • There is an option to add a "Reason" while cancelling/ rescheduling.
  • No shows or failure to notify within 24 hours are considered a forfeited lesson and no refund or rescheduled lesson can be provided.
  • We understand that illness may occur unexpectedly, so please email Monique advising you are sick as soon as possible to give her several hours notice (i.e. the morning you wake up sick, not 5 minutes before your lesson). Otherwise the lesson will be considered a no show and the lesson fee retained. 
  • Your 3 x lesson package can be used over a 6 week period from your first lesson date. Your 6 x lesson package can be used over a period of 3 months from your first lesson date. Unused lessons after these times may be considered forfeited unless prior arrangements have been made with The Flute Coach.
  • If your teacher is sick or unable to attend, they will cancel or reschedule your lesson and send you a message via Calendly.
  • Late Policy

    • Your teacher may have back to back students and therefore may not be able to extend lesson times if you are late. 
    • Your teacher will attempt to contact you for 10 minutes (30 minute lesson) or 15 minutes (60 minute lesson). After this time if they cannot get in touch with you, that lesson will be forfeited, and no rescheduled lesson is possible

    Streaming Technology

    • Your tutor will use Google Meet for your lesson. You do not need a Google account to join.
    • In your lesson confirmation email you will find a Google Meet URL link "JOIN NOW" that is the online location of your lesson. 
    • If you choose to add the lesson to your online calendar, the link will be provided in the event description.
    • If you are a few minutes early you may be placed in a meeting ‘waiting room’ until your teacher arrives. If you don’t see your teacher immediately, just stay connected. 
    • If you are having trouble connecting with your teacher after a few minutes, please email Monique at and she will provide instructions to help you. Please do not wait to seek help, as this appears as a no show in our system. 

    Lesson notes and sharing materials with your teacher

    • Your teacher can create a shared Google folder that will contain any lesson notes, and resources they would like to share with you. If you would like to share files with your tutor, you can upload them to this folder. Alternatively, you can email them to 

    • It’s a good idea to share material with your teacher before your lesson begins so you don’t waste time

    • If you don’t have any sheet music, your teacher can provide you with free downloadable sheet music from or similar

    Equipment needed

    • Your device (laptop, tablet etc) with an inbuilt microphone and camera

    • USB external webcam or microphone (optional)

    • Reliable internet connection

    • Your flute

    • Sheet music

    • Pencil for marking your sheet music

    • Well lit and quiet area

    Thank you for your consideration of this policy.

    Christie and Monique.