Tuition / Studio Policy

  1. Tuition—costs and payment terms
    1. Tuition per weekly 30-minute lesson is $31. For the second or third family member, the cost is $26 each. Each semester runs six to eight weeks.
    2. Lesson books are extra, which I will provide as needed. Costs range from $30 to $60 per year.
    3. Payment for the entire semester is due at the first lesson of each semester.
    4. No refunds, except in cases when I am unable to teach.
    5. Late payment fee: After seven days an extra $5 will be charged.
  2. Practice
    1. I suggest that the student practice 20 to 60 minutes a day for five or six days a week, depending on the level of the student. Some may think that practice is not necessary for development. But this is far from the truth!
    2. If, on rare occasions, the student has not practiced for the weekly lesson, please communicate this to me at the beginning of the lesson.
    3. Lack of practice is no excuse for missing a lesson. I expect to teach every week. If the student has not practiced in the prior week, I will use the lesson as a practice time and for other learning activities.
  3. One month’s notice is required if you or your child desire to discontinue piano lessons.
  4. Recitals will be held twice a year. All students are strongly encouraged to participate.
  5. Communication is important for the progress and positive experience of the student. If you have any questions or concerns, I will gladly discuss it with you. Please contact me at your convenience.