Piano Lessons

Individual lessons for this year begin September 4th, 2018 and end June 14th, 2019. Each student will be assigned a weekly individual lesson time before the start of the Fall Semester, upon registration. Summer session is July 8 - August 30th, 2019.

Important Dates:

September 3 Labor Day - No lessons
September 4 Fall semester lessons begin
November (TBA) Fall Festival
November 19th – 23rd  Thanksgiving Break - No lessons
November 26  Lessons resume
December 8 - Student Recital
December 14th - Last day of lessons for fall semester
December 17th - Make up lesson day
December 18th – Jan 1st  Winter Break - No lessons
January 2  Spring semester lessons begin
January 21 MLK Holiday - No lessons
March 9 Bach Competition
March (TBA) Sight Reading and Theory Test
April 1 - 5 Spring Break - No Lessons 
May 4 Central District Audition
May 27 Memorial Day - No lessons
June 1 Student Recital
June 14  Last day of lessons for spring semester
June 17 - 18 Make up lesson days
June 19 - July 5 - No Lessons - Teacher Vacation
July 8 -  August 30 Summer Session




Tuition

Tuition covers not only the actual lesson time spent with the student, but time preparing for each student as well. This includes individualized plans for each student, development of teaching materials, recital preparation and repertoire planning.

Tuition is paid by the semester. You may pay by cash or check. There are no refunds or credits given for any reason. There is a $25 late fee for payments received 5 or more days late.

New students may begin lessons at any time during the year. Tuition is pro-rated.


Registration


There is a $25 registration fee for all new students to reserve a lesson slot.  


Fall Tuition (14 Lessons) – Due week of Sept 4                For Monday Lessons only

           30-minute lessons - $469.00                                                                           $435.50              
             45-minute lessons - $703.50                                                                           $653.25
             One hour lessons - $938.00                                                                            $871.00

                         -OR-                                                         

Two Payments – Due week of Sept 4 and week of Oct 22        

            30-minute lessons - $234.50                                                                             $217.75
            45-minute lessons - $351.75                                                                             $326.63
            One hour lessons - $469.00                                                                              $435.50


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Spring Tuition (23 Lessons) – Due week of Jan 2      For Monday and Tuesday Lessons only   

           30-minute lessons - $770.50                                                                              $737.00
           45-minute lessons - $1155.75                                                                            $1105.50
           One hour lessons - $1541.00                                                                             $1474.00

                          -OR-

Two Payments – Due week of Jan 2 and week of March 25
           30-minute lessons - $385.25                                                                              $368.50
           45-minute lessons - $577.88                                                                              $552.75
           One hour lessons - $770.50                                                                               $737.00



Make Up Lessons

Please contact me via email if the student has to miss a lesson. Due to full studio capacity, there will be no make-ups for missed lessons. A swap list is available to help with missed lessons (see Swap List below). If I must cancel a lesson, I will give a make-up sometime during the year (either before or during the make-up days). In the case of inclement weather, lessons will still be held. Please use your own discretion whether travelling to lessons will be safe. If you decide to miss lessons due to inclement weather, please let me know as early as possible. Missed lessons due to inclement weather will not be made up.

There are no refunds or credits given for any reason.

Swap List

A swap list is distributed via email at the beginning of each semester. Parents and students may choose to opt-in or opt-out to allow their contact information and lesson time to be sent to other parents and students for the purpose of scheduling a swap. Please follow the swap list rules to ensure that the processing of swapping lessons is smooth for everyone:


  1. Only swap lesson with another student with lesson of the same length. 
  2. The parent and or student who arranges the swap must email me with the details of the swap and cc the person with whom they are making the swap.
  3. Should 2 students arrive at once, the student whose lesson is regularly scheduled during that time slot will get first priority.

Summer Lessons

Summer lessons are highly recommended for all students to ensure retention of knowledge and a smoother transition back to the Fall Semester. A minimum of four lessons is required in the summer in order to re-enroll for the Fall Semester. At the end of the 2018/2019 Academic Year, parents are asked to provide each student’s summer schedule (vacation, time away, etc). The student’s schedule will then be matched with the teacher’s summer schedule to determine a mutually agreeable lesson date/time for designated weeks during the summer session. Summer lessons must be paid in full by the first lesson of the summer session.

There will be no make-ups for missed lessons.


Recitals

There will be two recitals this year: This is a great opportunity for students to share what they have accomplished! Please go ahead and mark these two dates on your calendar!

Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
      
Saturday, June 1, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
     


Both recitals will be held at St Luke Lutheran Church (7757 Chippenham Pkwy). There will be a reception following each recital