Tuition & Policies
30 Minute Lessons
$ 101 Monthly
Great for beginner or younger students
40 Minute Lessons
$ 133 Monthly
Ideal for older beginners & intermediate students
60 Minute Lessons
$ 202 Monthly
Perfect for intermediate & advanced students
- Lessons are scheduled for the full academic year – September through June.
- Tuition is based on enrollment and not attendance. Payment of tuition reserves a time slot for your private lesson.
- Tuition will automatically be charged to the debit or credit card on file on the 1st of every month. You will receive an invoice stating it has been paid.
- If payment does not go through, we will contact you to ask for your updated card information. If the issue is not resolved by the 7th of the month, you will accrue a late fee of $10. Invoices not paid by the 15th of the month will be subject to additional late fees and penalties.
- Books are not included in tuition. We will let you know which books to buy for your student.
What does tuition cover?
- One on one time reserved with the student.
- Time spent in preparation for the student.
- Purchasing teacher copies of all piano books to be able to teach virtually
- Trips to multiple music stores, lesson planning, development of curriculum.
- Bookkeeping & bank costs.
- Licensing costs to operate a registered business in Washington State.
- Recital costs and preparations
- Professional organization memberships. Memberships are maintained to enhance my teaching skills.
- Professional journals – Publications to assist me in keeping current on new teaching materials and trends.
- Studio expenses – Copying, computer software, incentive programs, instrument tuning, repairs.
- Continuing education – Lessons and classes that keep me current on methods and techniques.
- Book and music club memberships.
- Funding teacher retirement fund.
- There are 31 scheduled dates for each student for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- There are NO REFUNDS and NO MAKEUP LESSONS given for missed lessons. This no refund policy includes, but is not limited to all sports, doctor appointments (unless in regards to emergency), illness unless prolonged (to be decided in discussion with teacher), parties, school scheduled events, family vacations, or events that come up during the school year.
- Please make your lesson time a priority. The time is reserved for the student.
- Students are encouraged to attend lessons even if they have colds. Virtual lessons make this easy to do.
- If your child is unable to attend a lesson, please notify me by phone, text or email as soon as possible.
- In the event of inclement weather, we will continue to conduct lessons online.
- If I am ever unable to give your child a lesson due to unforeseen circumstances, I will notify you as soon as possible and credit your next month’s account.
- If you or your child wish to discontinue lessons, let me know as soon as possible. I require one month’s notice and payment. I would like to end lessons on as positive a note as we can, so letting me know at least 4 weeks out will assist me in getting your child to a good stopping place. Please let me know via e-mail or in person if you would like to discontinue lessons.
how to have successful lessons
- One parent/caregiver must attend beginner student lessons for all students for the first month. You will be the biggest cheerleader for practice in your child’s life: knowing exactly what is expected will assist you in motivating your child.
- Complete daily practice assignments, doing all of the work assigned.
- Have all of your current books and binder available at the beginning of your lessons.
- Keep fingernails trimmed short to ensure proper hand position and good technique.
- You are advised to have a piano or full-sized keyboard (88 keys) for practice. The piano should be tuned at least once a year. Keyboards do not need tuning.
- If your child is practicing on a smaller keyboard, we would advise that you purchase a full-size, weighted keyboard in the near future. The techniques are very different from keyboard to actual acoustic piano.