Piano Lessons

Individual lessons for this year begin September 11th, 2017 and end June 15th, 2017. Each student will be assigned a weekly individual lesson time before the start of the Fall Semester, upon registration. Summer session is July 9 - August 31st, 2017.

Important Dates:

September 3 Labor Day - No lessons
September 4 Fall semester lessons begin
November (TBA) -  Fall Festival
December (TBA) - Student Recital
November 19th – 23rd  Thanksgiving Break - No lessons
November 26  Lessons resume
December 15th - Last day of lessons for fall semester
December 18th – Jan 1st  Winter Break - No lessons
January 2  Spring semester lessons begin
January 15 MLK Holiday - No lessons
February 3  Playathon
March 5 - 9 Teacher Vacation
May 12 Student Recital
May 19 Guild Audition 
May 28 Memorial Day - No lessons
June 15  Last day of lessons for spring semester
June 18 - 22 Make up week/Teacher Vacation
June 25 - August 31 - Summer session
August 6 - 17 Teacher Vacation


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.

Fall Tuition (13 Lessons) – Due week of Sept 11
           30-minute lessons - $422.50
             45-minute lessons - $633.75
             One hour lessons - $845                                


Two Payments – Due week of Sept 11 and week of Oct 23        
            30-minute lessons - $211.25
            45-minute lessons - $316.90                   
            One hour lessons - $422.50                                


Spring Tuition (23 Lessons) – Due week of Jan 2
           30-minute lessons - $747.50
           45-minute lessons - $1121.25
           One hour lessons - $1495


Two Payments – Due week of Jan 2 and week of March 26
           30-minute lessons - $373.75
           45-minute lessons - $560.63
           One hour lessons - $747.50


There is a $25 registration fee for all new students.  

Make Up Lessons

A 24- hour notice is preferable if the student has to miss a lesson. Missed lessons can be made up at mutually agreeable times between the student and the teacher. However, due to full studio capacity, if both parties are unable to find a time to make up for the missed lesson during regular teaching hours, that lesson is forfeited. A swap list will be available for all parents to facilitate switching lesson with a fellow student. If I must cancel a lesson, I will give a make-up sometime during the year (either before or during the make-up week from June 18 to June 22). In the case of inclement weather,I will send an email or phone call to let everyone know if lessons will be held. There are no refunds or credits given for any reason.

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 2017/2018 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 week of July 9, 2018. 

Make up lessons will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between the student and the teacher. Same make up policy from the semester applies here. Please be aware that I typically only teach 2-3 days out of the week in the summer, so make up lessons will be more difficult to schedule. There are no refunds or credits given for any reason.


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, November 18, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
       Dress Rehearsal on Friday, November 17 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
       Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 11  5:00 - 6:00 pm

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