Studio Policy

1. Tuition

Private Lessons: $30/30min- $35/45min- $40/ one hour
Lessons are billed monthly by adding up the number of sessions that will occur during the month in question, taking into account any holidays where our location would be closed. e.g., a student who receives four 45-minute lessons will be billed $120. If you miss a lesson (with 24 hour notification of absence, let’s make it up the same month.  Of course, I understand “stuff” happens!
Price by the session for one-on-one lessons, but BILL MONTHLY. As you will see in section 5, I charge on the 1st of the month of the month being billed. Used in conjunction with the cancellation policy, this will save you SO many headaches! I also want to offer a subscription service through PayPal. This way you aren’t pestered by reminders I might send. It just pays automatically! There is separate pricing for two a month lessons at the bottom of this page.

2. Rundown of Value

Here’s what you can expect from me…

  • I promise to treat my students and their families with care and respect.
  • I will always give you my best, when it comes to instruction.
  • I will always return your call or email in a timely and professional manner.
  • I will always endeavor to create an atmosphere that encourages creativity and fun!
  • I will always listen when you have a concern, and try our best to solve the problem.
  • I will always own up to my mistakes. (On the rare occasion that I am human :-))
  • I will always be there for any student for any reason.

3. Expectations of Y’all!

Here are a few ways you can help… All we ask is that you return the favor in your own way!
Be on time to all scheduled lessons, classes, practices, camps, and performances.
Do your best to schedule appointments, keeping in mind you and your student musician’s classes, practices, and performances.
Let us know if you see a way we can improve our services. We want to be our best! If we see a way to make it happen, it will.

4. Books and Fees

On top of tuition, you may be responsible for additional expenses associated like books I recommend… but I will also provide a number of resources from my own files.

5. Exchange of Money

Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) via automatic payment plan.

Some Fine Print regarding payment:
Payments made by credit card are emailed 2 days prior to the 1st of each month. Please note that unless you make specific arrangements with me, I cannot hold our lesson time if you are not paid in full for the month on/before the 3rd or your first lesson, whichever comes first. I prefer online payment with a credit card via automatic payment plan, which I will email you to set up before our first lesson. Other methods of payment will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

The direct Paypal link to pay for your tuition is here:

6. Cancellations

Cancellations By Me-
If I cancel for any reason, I will make it up. If we can’t, it will be credited back to you!
Cancellation of classes/lessons due to unsafe weather will be up to us and will not count toward the one make-up lesson a month below.

Cancellations By You-
24 hour notice. Please let me know as soon as you know! I recognize stuff happens.
I can reschedule one makeup lesson per month with 24-hour notice. No notice, no make up.
We can review emergencies on a case-by-case basis. Call me to let me know what’s going on, as soon as your safely able.

7. Missed lessons

If you miss a lesson and we schedule a make up lesson to use the credit, we need to do it within the month of the make up session. I don’t carry unused lessons over into the next month.

Update as of 3/9/18: There will be no refunds. Please be mindful of the paragraph above, and communicate and plan accordingly. Thank you.

8. Bi-monthly

If you want to do twice a month lessons, we can work it out but since it’s near impossible to get a student to fill in the days/time when you aren’t taking a lesson, pricing is as follows-

1/2 hour is 40.00

45 mins is 45.00

1 hour is 50.00

9. Payment and lessons

Lessons must be paid for before you take the first lesson in the month. If something comes up, let me know and we can adjust. But please talk to me. We are all in this together!