Tuition and Policies
Weekly group lessons 40 minutes 55 minutes
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.