Piano Lessons

Individual lessons for this year begin September 3rd, 2019 and end May 29th, 2020. Each student will be assigned a weekly individual lesson time before the start of the Fall Semester. Summer session calendar is TBD.

Calendar

September:

  • Sept. 2 - Labor Day (no lessons)
  • Sept. 3 - Fall semester lessons begin

November: 
  • Nov. 1   VMTA Conference (no lessons)
  • Nov. 20 - RMTA Recital
  • Nov. 23 - Fall Festival
  • Nov. 27 - 29 Thanksgiving Break (no lessons)
December:
  • Dec. 7 - Studio Recital at 3:00 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • Dec. 9 - January 1 - Winter break (no lessons)
January:

  • Jan. 6 - Spring semester lessons begin
  • Jan. 12 - RMTA Recital
  • Jan. 20 - MLK Holiday (no lessons)
  • Jan. 25 - Mini Recital at St. Luke at 10:00 am (Sonata/Sonatina Festival participants only)
February:
  • Feb. 1 - Sonata/Sonatina Festival (Feb. 2 Winners' Recital)
  • Feb. 23 - Sightreading Tests
March: 
  • Mar. 15 - Theory Tests
  • Mar. 19 - 25 - MTNA Conference (no lessons)
  • Mar. 29 - RMTA Recital
April:
  • April 13 - Easter Monday (no lessons)
  • Apr. 18 - Playathon
May:
  • May 16 - Studio Recital at 3:00 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • May 25 - Memorial Day (no lessons)
  • May 29 - Last day of spring semester lessons

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. An invoice is sent out at the beginning of the semester. Students/parents can choose to make one or two payments for the semester (see payment schedule below).

You may pay by cash, check, or Zelle (online payment). 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 – 

Full Payment - Due week of Sept 3            
                                                                                 
Two Payments – Due week of Sept 3 and week of Oct 14        


Spring Tuition -

Full Payment - Due week of Jan 6

Two Payments – Due week of Jan 6 and week of Mar 23



Make Up Lessons

Please contact me as soon as possible 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 below). If I must cancel a lesson, I will give a make-up sometime during the year. 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 may be made up through Skype/Facetime. 


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 school year. 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 7, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
      
Saturday, May 16, 2020 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