In one of my posts, I included the phase "life isn't fair" to indicate that I was not looking at this from a rose-colored glasses standpoint of everyone will always be treated the same, I don't deserve this, blah blah blah. As many on here have alluded to, I believe I do have a right to ask why my rate has been the only one increased, not to mention the whole "you have to continue to take the same number of lessons each week and pay for the same block at a time that you always have or it will be even more $$" aspect that is also not being required of his other students. As Fasc said, how he responds when I politely inquire about this new set of circumstances (not just the new rate) will be a good indicator of his motivations for the rate increase. He certainly does not owe me an explanation, but if he is either unable or unwilling to explain the rationale behind his actions, then I can only assume he cares very little that I feel I was treated unfairly. I don't think anyone would take that lightly from any service provider. And I have no doubt that Larinda would not be offended by me politely asking a question about my new rate increase, esp. if this increase was for me alone. If she is willing to sit down with a student who was angry and upset by a comp bill, then I think she would be more than willing to discuss my new rate with me. I'm still hopeful that my pro will do the same.