If local La Crosse schools cancel classes, that does not necessarily mean guitar lessons are cancelled. Assume I will be at the lesson location until I get in contact with you!
Proper setup by a professional luthier is a must. If your instrument is not properly set-up to hold tune and proper intonation, you will not enjoy playing it and it will not sound good! La Crosse is very lucky to have many talented luthiers in town who would be happy to help you. If you would like me to recommend one, please ask!
Parents are encouraged to sit in on a student's first lesson if the child is nervous or uncomfortable. However, after the first lesson Parents are only allowed to sit in on a lesson after invited or if requested to see how their child is doing. In my experience, students become nervous and the lesson almost becomes a performance rather than instruction if a parent sits in week after week. Lessons are for repetition and correction.