Studio Info

All-Inclusive Tuition


Tuition covers not only face time with the student during weekly lessons, but also time spent in preparation for lessons, including lesson planning, research and development of teaching materials and curriculum, selecting, locating and purchasing specific music for the student, updating parents on student progress and lesson goals, addressing any concerns or conflicts that may arise, scheduling and communicating with the student and parent outside of lessons.

1) All-Inclusive Tuition for 2024/2025 School Year (Semi-Private & Private Lessons) 

  • Student Lesson Books
  • Supplement Materials
  • Specialized Workshop Class
  • Master Class
  • Autumn and Spring Recitals
  • Community Recitals @Goddard House 
  • Music Binder (includes all documents needed for students)
  • Practice Challenge Incentive Program
  • School Tote Bag

 

Yearly tuition includes 32 weeks of instruction.

 

Yearly

program

 

Early Childhood Piano

(Weekly 55 min)

 

 

Semi-Private Lessons

(Weekly 55-min)

 

 

 

Private Lessons

(Weekly 45-min)

 

 

 Term (Fall, Spring)$765$1095 $1445                  
 Month (Sep- June)  $153$219$289

 

  • Single Trial Lesson for Private Lesson (45min length) is available at the cost of $80. 

 

 

Payment


1)Payment Plans

The yearly Tuition is based on 32 Teaching Week in the 2024-2025 year, which runs from September 2024 through June 2025. Tuition is prepaid as a flat fee to reserve your weekly lesson time.

Two payment options are available:

  • Term Payment: Two payments due August 26, 2024 (Fall Term), and January 13, 2025(Spring Term) 
  • Monthly Installment: Ten monthly payments due on the 1st of each month, September 2024 through June 2025 – AutoPay is required for this option. 

*Due to the time and administrative cost involved in collecting late payments, any account issues that are not resolved by one week after due date will incur a $25 late fee.  

2) Methods of Payment

We offer convenient online payments through the school portal using major credit cards. If you choose monthly payments, AutoPay is required. 

 

Missed Lesson 


  • If student misses the lesson,  they can request the pre-recorded video from our video library through our school portal. There is no live makeup lesson provided. 
  • In the event that teacher needs to cancel due to an unforeseen circumstance such as illness we’ll notify students and parents as soon as possible through email and/or phone contact. For every cancellation made by teacher will be made up.
  • In case of inclement weather which makes travel hazardous and teaching locations closed, we offer a live Zoom lesson during the student’s scheduled lesson time or a makeup lesson if scheduling allows. 

*Tuitions are charged as a flat fee and are not lowered nor refunded for missed lessons.

 

Termination


One-month’s written notice from the student is required for termination of lessons. Email and/or written letter are acceptable forms of notice.

 

Practice


Regular home practice is essential for student success. Students are expected to get five days of FULL practice each week. In the event of vacations, illness, etc., students can practice extra to make up for missed practice sessions. Parental involvement in home practice is crucial for student success.  Please help your student to establish and stick to a practice routine, and see that practice time is free of distractions.  If you are the parent of an elementary age student, please plan to sit with your child for at least a portion of their daily practice time.

The following recommendations serve as a guide to achieve satisfactory results based on your child’s age. Of course, to achieve excellent results, students should expect to practice 1.5 to 2 times as much as listed below.

  • 4-6 years old: 10-20 minutes / every other day to 5 days a week

  • 7-8 years old: 20-25 minutes / at least 5 days a week

  • 9-11 years old: 25-30 minutes / at least 5 days a week

  • 12-14 years old: 30-45 minutes / at least 5 days a week

  • 15 and older: 45-60 minutes / at least 5 days a week

 

Instrument


All students must have a piano or digital piano for home practice. The quality of your student’s home instrument plays a significant role in their potential for success.  Acoustic pianos should be tuned at least once a year and kept in working order. If you prefer a digital piano, please invest in a full-size keyboard (88 keys) with weighted, touch-sensitive keys and pedals. The piano should be accompanied with proper lighting and a bench of appropriate height. 

 

Environment


 Since learning instrument requires a high degree of concentration it is important that the student is not distracted during their lessons and practice. Distractions in the piano area should be minimized, such as those caused by family members, electronics, pets, toys, food, gum, etc. so the student can be fully engaged during lessons and practice.

 

Fingernails


Keep your fingernails short and neat so they don’t get in the way of playing with good finger shapes and proper technique. Get in the habit of trimming your nails 1-2x a week, and always check your nails before a lesson, so you don’t take a lesson with long nails!

 

Videos and Pictures


During private/group lessons and performances, the teacher reserves the right to use video recording or take photographs of students for use in lesson demonstration, advertising materials, and studio-owned websites. Students are identified only by the first name.

 

 

I have read the policies of Pianoberris Music School. I understand the policies and I will abide by them.

Signed:_____________________________Date:________________________ (person responsible for tuition payment, if under 18, parent or guardian must sign)

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