Teaching

First Lesson

Prospective students and their parents must attend a first lesson before committing to regularly scheduled lessons. The first lesson is free and a half hour in duration.

Parental Presence

A parent or guardian must be present for the duration of every lesson and the lesson will not be conducted without adult presence.

Studio Policy

The yearly piano lesson schedule runs on a ten month calendar and tuition is divided into ten equal payments which are due beginning August 1, 2021 and continuing through May 1, 2022. Monthly tuition remains constant regardless of the number of lessons received in a given month. Tuition is due on the first day of each month and there are no adjustments due to missed lessons. Sheet music, instruction books, and recital fees are included with tuition. Tuition is due on the first day of the month and please use Zelle or Venmo to make your payment, no checks or cash.

Tuition

Lessons are conducted in 30/45/60 minute sessions and 60 minute lessons are $300 per month, 45 minute lessons are $250 per month, and 30 minute lessons are $200 per month.

Lessons

A specific time is reserved for your child and there are no makeups for missed lessons. This includes state, federal, and school holidays and family vacations taken during the school term. Makeup lessons are not given for National Holidays, Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break and should the month include but three lessons, this will be offset by a five-week lesson month. Lessons are offered as a yearly program of study and all students are expected to study from August 1 through May 31. June and July are based on blocks of four lessons and students are required to take a minimum of four lessons during those months. Students who discontinue lessons during the summer will not be guaranteed their time slot when the school year resumes in August.

Practice

Daily practice of 30 minutes Monday-Friday is essential for your child’s progress and parents are encouraged to provide a quality piano for at-home practice. A digital keyboard is an alternative but not a substitute for an acoustic piano. Proper piano study is best served by practicing on a high-quality acoustic upright or grand piano, as students will develop greater finger strength and dexterity as well as proper pedal technique in a way that is not possible with a digital piano. In addition, an authentic piano action mechanism gives students superior control of tones and dynamics, and greater room for expression.