Lessons are private, weekly, and 30 minute lessons and 30 minute lab time. 45 minute and hour long lessons are also available for more advanced students.
3 Group lessons will be offered throughout the school year. Attendance is optional but highly recommended.
There will be no lessons the week of Thanksgiving, the two weeks of Christmas break or Spring Break. Any lessons that fall on other holidays (ie: Memorial Day) may be attended, skipped, or made-up according to the cancellation policy.
TUITION AND PAYMENT
|Yearly Enrollment Fee||$15|
|Monthly Tuition (for 30 minutes lessons)||$75/mo.|
Payments are made monthly, due by the First lesson of each month. Invoices are emailed the end of the previous month.
Returning students must turn in a returning student enrollment form by August 1, along with the non-refundable $15 enrollment fee, to reserve a spot in the studio for the following year. This fee will be used to cover the cost of the personalized Assignment Book/Practice Journal, materials created for each student, and to offset the cost of various supplies and services offered throughout the year.
The fall and spring semesters tuition includes 31 scheduled lessons. The additional 3 unpaid weeks of the school year are reserved for the teacher to take off from lessons as needed for illness. If the teacher chooses not to use those 3 weeks, the student benefits by receiving those lessons free.
Summer lessons are $75/month for 10 lessons during the 3 summer months *see summer lessons*
Music book costs will be added to the next month’s invoice. Books generally cost $7-10 dollars each. A student will need approximately 3-6 new books a year, depending on their progress. Each student is also required to own a basic metronome (Approximately $25-$30) or apps are available for both Apple and Android devices.
Tuition not only covers the contact time spent with the student, but reserves your lesson time as well as the time spent in preparation for the student including, but not limited to:
Customized lesson plans for each student
Development of teaching materials
Recitals: Preparation of programs, reservation of building, and refreshments
Professional organization memberships (MTNA) to enhance teaching skills and provide
students with opportunities for competitions, exams, and festivals
CANCELLATIONS and ABSENCES
Students should notify the teacher as soon as possible if they plan to miss a lesson. There is no refund or credit for canceled or missed lessons. Due to the teacher’s full studio, makeup lessons are not guaranteed. In the event of an emergency or unforeseen event, the teacher will make an effort to accommodate a makeup lesson. It is the parents’ responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher regarding possible makeup lesson scheduling. Any makeup lessons are only based upon the teacher’s availability, and will only be made-up within a month of the missed lesson. If I must miss more than the two lessons I’ve worked into the schedule I will offer a credit or make up lesson.
Students should realize that the more they practice, the more they will excel. The teacher will assign the student practice guidelines and goals which should be followed during home practice sessions. 5 days of quality practice are highly recommended.
The teacher understands that “life happens” and from time to time schedules prevent daily practice. However, students who consistently fail to practice will not progress.
Be on time:
Late time=lost time. The teacher strives to stay on schedule; however, if a lesson begins late on her account, she will make up the time. If a student arrives late, the teacher is not obligated to make up that time.
Hands clean, fingernails trimmed, hair pulled back from the face.
Practice and assignments completed, practice time recorded.
All current music and assignment book present at lesson.
Be respectful…of the teacher’s time and authority. Any constructive criticism or suggestions are welcomed and encouraged; however, lesson time may not always be the best time for this. If a parent wishes to discuss some aspect of piano lessons at the beginning of a lesson, he is welcome to do so. (Not at the end, in order to be fair to other students’ time.) Otherwise, a good way to reach the teacher is by phone, text or e-mail; she is always happy to discuss concerns.
Summer lessons are $75/month. The teacher understands that summer is often busy with vacations, and she will work with the student to customize a summer schedule that is mutually convenient. 10 lessons will be taught between June and August. If needed more than one lesson can be taught during a week, or a lesson may be extended.
Two recitals will be held each year to give valuable performance experience and opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to participate.