TUITION, FEES AND SCHEDULING
Piano lessons are individual (one to one) musical instruction at the keyboard. Lessons include piano performance, technique, improvisation, composition and theory. A regular day and time is assigned for each student at the beginning of the school year in September. The length of the lesson is determined by age and level of study. A 30 minute lesson is appropriate for young children and beginners. Once a musician is playing at the late elementary to early intermediate level and reaches adolescence, they will progress to a longer 45 minute lesson. Students who wish to participate in performance events, auditions or exams may need to take a 45 minute lesson even at the elementary level.
Materials Fee: At the beginning of each school year, a charge of $20 is added to the September invoice to cover some of the costs of materials (sheet music, photocopies, teaching aids) that are given to each student during the year. Extra performance opportunities such as festivals, recitals and auditions will be added to your tuition as the opportunities arise.
Late Fees: Payments are made at the beginning of the invoice cycle, no later than the 2 nd lesson on the invoice. A late fee of $10 is automatically assessed by the accounting software if a payment is made after the 2 nd lesson schedule lesson on an invoice.
Tuition Payment Plans 2023 - 2024
Note - rates are adjusted to reflect the Social Security Cost of Living Index
in September of each year.
Pay By The Month
30 minutes - $43.75
45 minutes - $60.75
60 minutes - $74.00
Materials Fee - $20 per student covers the average cost of miscellaneous materials consumed during lessons and is charged at the beginning of the school year. Lesson, Theory and Repertoire books can be purchased either independently or through the studio.
Invoices - are created by counting the number of scheduled lessons within the month.
Lessons may be rescheduled ("make up lesson") within 1 to 2 weeks if 24-hour notification is given via email, phone or text message. Substituting an online lesson for an in person lesson is also an option.
Online and In Person Lessons - Same day cancellations may be rescheduled when there is an illness or emergency situation.
In Person Lessons - If you or your child is experience any symptoms - sneezing, coughing, runny nose, fever - please do not attend your lesson. You may cancel your lesson at any time due to illness or suspected illness. If a lesson is missed due to illness or genuine emergency you have 3 options (1) online lesson (2) reschedule or (3) apply credit to a future invoice if rescheduling is impossible.
Lessons should be rescheduled as soon as possible or during the “make up lesson week” which is during last week of each semester (in February and June). Missed lessons must be made up within 1 month or the semester in which they were missed
What if the teacher cancels the lesson? If possible, the lesson will be rescheduled within 2 weeks or during the make up week at the end of the semester. If not, a credit for the value of that lesson will be applied to the student's account.
If the missed lesson does not meet the above qualifications, then full tuition for that lesson will be charged and not refunded.