Tuition and Policies

Weekly group lessons      40 minutes           55 minutes

                                                      $30.00                          $38.00


Weekly individual lessons         25 minutes    40 minutes       55 minutes

                                                               $38.00                   $48.00                  $58.00



Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the semester, or in installments.


-I teach children 3 to 19 years old, 34-36 lessons per year.  

-I bill by semester.  The Fall is 12 or 13 lessons and the Spring is 19 or 20.

-The September bill will include a subscription fee to Noteflight online notation software (about $5) and a recital fee (about $40).

-All lessons scheduled must be paid for whether or not the student attends.

-If I cancel a lesson I will refund or credit the family’s account.

-If a student cancels an individual lesson because of illness, weather or family emergency, I will make up the lesson.

-If any child in a group misses a lesson for the above reasons, I will do one extra lesson for the whole group at the end of the semester.

-I usually purchase books and will ask families to reimburse me on the day I hand out the book.  I always try to minimize cost with books, but I also feel it is important to get good editions.

-All students must have an acoustic or very good weighted key electric piano to practice on.  Please tune your piano 2 times a year.  Practicing on an out of tune piano is bad for a child’s developing ears.  For their developing technical skills, it is also important that the piano action be in good working order.  

  -All students need to have a three ring binder for their weekly assignment sheets and occasional photo copies.

-It is a good idea to have a piano bag with the assignment book and music books in it at all times.

-Grownups are welcome, but not required to attend their child’s lesson.

-Students are encouraged to come early or stay after their designated lesson time.