Lessons are open to students of all ages and abilities, granted they show the desire and dedication to work hard and progress. Lessons will be held weekly for the fall semester (September through December) and the spring semester (January through May). A minimum of 6 summer lessons are required while both the student and teacher are in town, but with flexible scheduling. Additionally, students will be placed in a group class that meets twice a month during the fall and spring semesters.
30 min - $30
45 min - $45
60 min - $60
Tuition for each month is due by the first lesson of that month and reserves the student a time slot each week. Tuition may be paid by check, cash or Venmo.
In addition to monthly tuition, students will be responsible for paying for a pianist to accompany the recitals each semester.
The student will contact the teacher by phone if they expect to be late for a scheduled lesson.
If a student arrives after their scheduled lesson time has begun, the teacher will complete the lesson in the remaining portion of the time slot. Additional time for student tardiness is not guaranteed.
If the teacher arrives after a scheduled lesson has begun, the teacher will give additional time past the time slot to compensate for their tardiness with mutual acceptance of the student's schedule.
Students must cancel lessons by phone or email with at least 24 hour notice. Late or other cancellations are considered excused for illness, family emergency, or severe weather (public school closures). Excused cancellations with sufficient notification will be given a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month. No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification will not be given make-up lessons or lesson credits.
The teacher may need to reschedule or cancel a lesson due to illness, family emergency, or performance engagements. In this case, the teacher will provide a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month.
Makeup Lessons/Lesson Credits
Only 3 excused cancellations will be allowed per academic year. Excused cancellations will be given make-up lessons within the month or lesson credits towards the following month. If a student cannot attend a scheduled make-up lesson, the lesson will be considered forfeited. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. If a make-up lesson is not possible, a lesson credit will be applied toward the following month. After 3 excused cancellations, further cancelled lessons will be considered forfeited and will not be given make-up lessons, or lesson credits.
Students should consult with the teacher if they are considering discontinuing lessons to make sure there are not areas that can be resolved. If the student still decides to discontinue lessons, one month's notice is required. The lessons remaining in that month will be finished out or held for 6 months as credit in case of return. There are no refunds for withdrawals.
There will be a recital each semester in which students are required to play.
Instruments and additional materials are not included in tuition. Students are expected to bring all necessary materials to their lessons. This includes their instrument, shoulder rest, rosin, cleaning cloth, assigned music, lesson notebook, and a pencil.
Students 10 years and younger must have a parent or guardian present in the lesson. The parent will take notes and act as the student's "home teacher". Parental involvement is welcomed and strongly encouraged for all students, but not required for students 10 years and older.