- Your tuition reserves a time slot for your
lesson. If you must miss that time slot, please give
us a 24 hour prior notice to make other arrangements.
- Because of the high volume of students and
packed schedule, there will be no rescheduling or
make-up lessons. Please make every effort to attend each lesson.
- A group class will be available each month for students who miss a lesson.
- Students who are ill should not come to piano
lessons. If you are unable to come to lessons due
to illness, please notify us as soon as possible.
- Please come prepared to study:
Bring all materials to every lesson - especially your assignment
Do not bring photocopied music to your lesson;
Have fingernails trimmed as needed.
- Tuition is due at the first lesson of each
month. If this does not fit your circumstance,
please speak with us about it. All payments should
be regular and prompt.
- Additional costs will be incurred for printed
materials, Student Affiliate membership dues, state
testing, performance fees, etc. as applicable. They
may be paid when tuition is paid.
- Individual private lessons (when enrolled for the full term):
30 minute lessons - $100
- Buddy lessons (two students) (when enrolled for the full
30 minute lessons - $75
per month per student
- Group lessons (three or more students) (when enrolled for the
45 minute lessons - $75 per month per student
*** Home School Class length and tuition is set by special arrangement. ***
- Term tuition purchases a weekly time slot for
the term. It will not be divided into a per-lesson fee.
- Tuition will be pro-rated for mid-term enrollees.
Here is where performance progress
is made. The quality of practice determines the quality of performance, so
it is critical that students practice well!
- Parents should monitor all practice sessions.
- Practice five or six days each week. For best
results establish a set time to practice. Make a
routine of it.
- Practice when you are fresh (morning time is
often best), not tired, rushed or harried.
- Practice in a quiet setting without competing
sounds such as a TV, radio, video games, siblings at
play, adult conversation, etc. Give full attention
to the playing.
- We recommend these minimum times:
Elementary level students - 30 minutes per day
This time may be broken into two separate practice
sessions for very young students.
Intermediate level students - 45 minutes per day
Advanced level students - 60 minutes per day
- Here is a good generic practice session outline:
Warm up routines to warm up the playing muscles and
focus the mind.
Scales and cadences.
Technical drills as assigned.
Sight reading as assigned.
Assigned literature. (The bulk of the time is spent
Review of learned pieces. The session should end
with a sense of success!
- Some work must be done at home in addition to
the hands-on piano practice. This includes the workbooks
for music theory (Just the Facts) and music history &
literature (World of Music).
- Pianos should be in proper mechanical condition
(pedals working, keys not sticking, keys not chipped
on the ends, all keys equal in weight and in the
volume produced, etc.)
- Pianos should be tuned once or twice a year.
(Ask for technician recommendations.)
- Printed music should be well lighted on the
piano desk. The piano keys should also be well
- Digital pianos should have weighted keys, be
touch sensitive and have a sustain pedal and a soft
pedal. A lesser instrument hinders a student's
progress from the very beginning. (Ask about
recommendations on rentals and purchases.)
- Each student at intermediate level and above
should have a metronome and (pocket) music
- Tote bags are helpful for keeping printed music
and assignment sheets from walking away and hiding.
Please park close to the curb in front of the studio.
Be mindful of the path taken by cars as they steer
thru the corner.
- Please keep fingernails short to enable proper
hand positioning on the keyboard.
- All students should dress modestly.
- As a matter of propriety and professionalism, we
have determined to always have another adult in the
studio while lessons are in session. In cases where
none is otherwise present we may request a parent to
remain in the area.
- Students should always demonstrate good manners,
courtesies and attitudes within the studio and
during studio activities off premises.
Improper behavior may ultimately result in removal
from the studio without refund of tuition or fees.