Membership Subscription/Tuition Fees ~ 2021 ~ 2022
Piano tuition fees are paid through a Membership Subscription, rather than per lesson. The annual tuition is divided into equal monthly payments, regardless of the number of weeks in the month or holidays (which have been accounted for in the annual tuition fee). The program runs from September 7, 2021 through Sept. 5, 2022. There are five designated Flex Weeks (please see Policies page).
Tuition fees include lesson time, core (lesson) books, some supplementary books and sheet music, studio materials, incentives, access to music lending library, recital expenses, administrative and miscellaneous services, credit card or ACH fees, and holds the student’s lesson time for the year. Tuition does not include audio downloads or lost book replacements.
Monthly tuition fees (for one or more students per family):
30-minute weekly lessons: $120/month 45-minute weekly lessons: $175/month 60-minute weekly lessons: $230/month Each additional 15 minutes weekly: add $55/month
A la carte (single) lessons - Students who are not members of the annual piano program. 30 Minute lesson - $35.00 45 Minute lesson - $45.00 Includes lessons only.
TUITION FEE PAYMENTS
Tuition fees are payable by automatic payment via your credit card or checking or savings account. Payments are handled on Fons.com, a secure platform which uses the Stripe processor. Students log on to Fons, enroll, and enter their payment information. Payments are automatically withdrawn on the 15th of each month prior to the month they are applied to. For example, an August 15th payment is for September, a Sept. 15th payment is for October, etc. This will continue until either teacher or student discontinues the subscription. (Note: Students may begin taking lessons at any time. If starting mid-month, tuition will be prorated.) A la carte lessons are paid on Fons, by check, or by cash.
LATE FEE/BOUNCED CHECK FEE: $25 (if payment is more than 2 weeks late)
Learning to play an instrument is a long-term commitment. Consistency is the key to progress. No refunds, credits, or deductions for lessons missed by the student. Students who take lessons continuously will have first choice of lesson times, while those who pause their subscription may be placed on a waiting list. If taking a break from lessons, your spot may be held by paying tuition for first return month in advance. One month’s paid notice is required when discontinuing lessons. By paying tuition, you acknowledge that you have read the studio policies and understand that they are subject to change every September.