Studio Policy and Tuition

Schedule

•    Spring Semester: 20 private lessons
January - May

•    Fall Semester: 20 private lessons
August-December

•    Summer: 8 private lessons
June & July
 


Tuition and Fees

Private one-on-one lessons (Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, and Voice): 
  • Weekly 30-minute lessons for $140/monthly  
  • Weekly 45-minute lessons for $210/monthly 
  • Weekly 60-minute lessons for $280/monthly 

For in-home lessons (Please contact us for in-home lesson availability*):
  • Weekly 30-minute lessons for $190/monthly  
  • Weekly 45-minute lessons for $260/monthly 
  • Weekly 60-minute lessons for $330/monthly
 
  • We offer a 10% discount for the second student from the same family. 
  • All new students will be charged a one-time registration fee of $30.
  • The fall semester runs from August through December, and the Spring semester runs from January through May. 
  • Monthly tuition is based on four lessons, and the fifth week is either skipped or used for make-up lessons. 
  • Please give us a notice for at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled lesson for the make-up lessons. No show without 24-hour notice will result in a $25 fee. 


Payment
•    The payment is due on the first day (or the first lesson) of each month.
•    We use the app Coinhop to collect monthly payments automatically. We also accept cash or check for tuition payments.
•    If you would like to make a one-time payment for the whole semester, we have cash, check, Zelle, or Venmo options available.
•    The monthly payment will be set up prior to or on the first day of the lesson
•    There will be a late fee of $25 if the tuition payment is not received by the end of the first week. 



Termination Policy
•    Tuition is non-refundable
•    The student or student’s parent must notify the instructor of the termination of piano lessons at least 30 days before the Spring or Fall semester
•    The teacher reserves the right to terminate lessons based on lack of preparation, late payments, and tardy attendance. 



Teacher Responsibilities
•    Respect and be patient with each student
•    Value each student’s personality and character
•    Help students to plan individualized repertoires and decide recital pieces
•    Teach students how to practice effectively
•    Encourage students and build their confidence at performances
•    Lessons cover finger technique, sight-reading skills, stylistic understanding, music theory, and performance artistry.



Student Responsibilities
•    Keep a 20-45 minutes practice schedule for five days a week
•    Perform in Winter and/or Spring recitals
•    Arrive on time with lesson materials
•    Be active at the lesson and ask questions if you have any
•    Students are encouraged to participate in the State Theory Exam, Achievement Audition, and contests, but not required.



Parent Responsibilities
•    Support and encourage students in their daily practice
•    Provide a full-size keyboard or a tuned piano
•    Create a distraction-free environment during practice
•    Communicate with teachers regularly
•    Submit tuition payments on time (the first day of each month)



Attendance
•    Please inform the teacher as soon as you can if students cannot come to lessons due to sickness, emergency situation, travel, or other conflicts
•    When the weather does not permit safe travel, online lessons will be given
•    Lessons cannot be extended for students that show up late
•    Please notify the teacher via text or email if you will be late for a lesson
There will be no refund for the missed lessons without 24-hour notice to the instructor.
•    Make-up lessons for missed lessons with 24-hour notice are not guaranteed and given depends on the instructor’s availability.
•    Each student is permitted a maximum of five rescheduled lessons each semester.

 
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