Other than special circumstances such as prolonged illnesses/injury/vacation (for which you have discussed with the teacher), all absences will result in a forfeited lesson. I am also not able to rearrange lessons if something comes up, students are suddenly sick, or they are on vacation, etc., as my time is reserved specifically for each student and I'm not able to fill their spot with another student. These policies are in accordance with the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association's policies, and as an ORMTA member, I am required to adhere to these stipulations.  However, if you need a permanent lesson day/time change because your current time slot is no longer working for you, please don't hesitate to let me know. I will do the best I can to find a spot that works better for you for future lessons. I can't make any guarantees part way through the year, but I will certainly try my best. Thank you kindly, in advance, for your understanding.