Lesson, Tuition, and Cancellation Policy

Tuition

Lessons are given either in person or online at the same time each week for either 30, 45, or 60 minutes.  Most beginning students start with 30 minute lessons.

Effective August 2021, rates are as follows:

30 minutes — $90/month (August through May)

45 minutes — $135/month (August through May)

60 minutes — $180/month (August through May)

Summer lessons are charged on a per lesson basis.  $25/30 minutes, $37.50/45 minutes, and $50/60 minutes.

  • Ages 6-adults are welcome!  Students younger than 6 will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Tuition is due by the 7th of each month for the entire month (even if no lessons are schedule the first week).
  • A $10/month discount will be given per family with more than one student.
  • A $10 late fee per student will be charged if tuition is not received by the 15th of the month.
  • Students are allowed 2 makeup lessons per semester.
  • Parents are welcome to stay for the lesson or not. It’s completely up to you and how comfortable you and your child are.
  • Masks are optional for in person lessons (beginning June 2021).

Cancellation Policy

Please give as much notice as possible if you will miss your piano lesson.  You may cancel and reschedule your lesson online through your My Music Staff account. No makeup credit will be given if you do not notify me before your lesson time.

If you are sick, please stay home.  You may either reschedule your lesson for another time or you may switch to an online lesson.  Switching to an online lesson will not count as a makeup lesson as long as it’s at your regularly scheduled lesson time.

You are allowed  a maximum of 2 makeup lesson credits per semester. No makeup credit will be issued if I am not notified ahead of time.

Makeup lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeited.

Makeup credits must be used by the end of each semester. Please see the calendar page for specific dates.

Monthly tuition is non refundable.  If you wish to discontinue piano lessons, please give as much notice as possible.

Calendar

Lessons generally follow the Leon County school calendar.  There are no lessons on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, or Memorial Day.  Please see the calendar page for specific dates.

In order to hold your place for the upcoming fall semester, students will need to sign up for a minimum of 4 lessons during the summer.  Otherwise, your lesson slot may be given to a student on a waiting list.

Books

For in person lessons, I will purchase books for each student and include them on the next month’s billing statement.  Books for new students generally cost between $25-$30.

For online lessons, I will send links to specific books for students or parents to purchase on your own.

Practicing

Yes, practicing is important!  It is also very important to have a piano or full size, touch/weight sensitive keyboard with a pedal at home to practice on.  Each week you will be given written assignment of what to practice and how to practice it.  Younger children will often need adult assistance with daily practice.  A very beginning student may start with 15-20 minutes a day of practice with time increasing the more advanced they become.  It is important to come to your lesson with your books and having prepared.  However, I understand that some weeks can be a struggle to fit practicing in.  If you have not practiced on a given week, please do not cancel your lesson!  There is still a lot to learn at a lesson even without practicing.

Events

There are several TMTA events to participate in throughout the year for students who are ready and wish to do so including the Sonata-Sonatina Festival in February and District Student Day in May.  Students are also encouraged to perform in my studio Christmas and Spring Piano Recitals held at one of the FSU Recital Halls.

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