Course Information

  • Tuition is due at the first lesson of each month unless other arrangements are made. Your monthly tuition is based on the length and frequency of the lesson and the number in your ensemble.
  • A $35.00 materials fee will be due one week before lessons initially begin to pay for books used during the year. This fee will be credited to your account and the cost for each book will be deducted. No monthly billing will therefore be necessary.
  • Lessons follow the public school calendar for days of lessons and holidays off: When there is no school, there is no lesson. The monthly payment remains the same for September through May.
  • Arrive in advance of the scheduled time with all the materials needed for the lessons. (No lesson will be extended for a student who is not ready to begin on time.)
  • A makeup lesson may be possible if a 24 hour notice is given.
  • Participate, if possible, in the Music Student Day judging held in March or April and/ or the

    National Piano Playing Auditions

    (Guild) in May. There will be an extra fee charged according to the particular category.
  • Students who are consistently well prepared will be invited to participate in other events. Students are expected to attend other recitals and concerts.
  • Other

    piano performances

    by the student should first be discussed with the teacher.
  • One emergency


    absence may be necessary each year which will not be re-scheduled.
  • If study is discontinued September to May, one month’s notice is required.

  • Suggested Minimum Practice Times Guidelines

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade | 100+ Minutes Per Week
    2nd and 3rd Grade | 125+ Minutes Per Week
    4th, 5th, and 6th Grade | 150+ Minutes Per Week
    7th, 8th, and 9th Grade | 175+ Minutes Per Week
    10th, 11th, and 12th Grade | 200+ Minutes Per Week

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    Student Guidelines

    Here are some guidelines to help you attain your goal for using music to enrich your life
  • Practice the assignment as soon as possible following the lesson.
  • Practice in a comfortable, quiet and well-lit environment.
  • Never chew gum or eat while playing the piano.
  • Follow all directions. Call if you are not sure what to do.
  • Trim fingernails slightly shorter than the fingertips.
  • Get your piano tuned at least once a year.
  • The best way to save money on your piano lessons is to make sure your student practices enough to get the most out of each lesson.

  • Tuition
  • Tuition

    Online Recital Permission
  • Online Recital Permission Form


  • "Please note that these policies are in accord with recommended professional policies of the Music Teachers' National Association and the Mu sic Teachers' Association of California. Tuition fees take into consideration that I must provide all of my insurance, retirement, social security, and continuing education costs, as well as bear the expense of equipping and maintaining my studio, instruments, libraries and other equipment and supplies. They also take into consideration that I spend even more hours in planning, study, scheduling, phone calls, e-mails, bookkeeping, and organizing other studio related responsibilities, than I do in actual lesson time. Teaching is my profession, my business, and my art; I wish to present and live up to p olicies that give me the time and financial security to devote most of my energy to the creative act of sharing music with people. I acknowledge my students' and their parents' place in a three-way relationship, and pledge to do my best to make music study a rich, growing experience for my students."