Tuition Fees ~ 2019~2020 School Year
Tuition Fees are paid through a Membership Subscription, rather than per-lesson. Tuition for the school year is divided into easy, equal monthly payments, regardless of the number of weeks in the month, or holidays (which have been accounted for in the subscription). The school-year program runs from September 3, 2019 through June 12, 2020 (although students may begin taking lessons at any time during the year.) There will be four 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, and credit card or ACH fees, and reserves the student’s lesson spot for the school year. Convenient - no additional fees! (Students cover audio downloads and 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 year-round piano program. 30 Minute Lesson - $30.00. 45 Minute Lesson - $44.00. Includes lessons only. Payable by one-time payment on Fons.com, check, or cash.
TUITION FEE DUE DATES
Tuition fees are payable by automatic monthly payment via your credit card or checking or savings account. Payments are handled on Fons.com, a secure platform which uses the Stripe system. 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 Payments are automatically withdrawn on the 15th of each month prior to the month they are applied to.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 May, unless either teacher or student discontinues the plan. Discontinuing your subscription is easy - just log on to Fons and choose "End Subscription". The May 15 payment will be for summer, and at that time the amount will be adjusted based on student's summer schedule.
LATE 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. Our goal is to continue study for the school year (or the remainder of the year). Tuition payments are non-refundable. Please see Policies page for rescheduling procedures. Students who continue through the summer receive first priority in fall scheduling (see Summer Session page). If “taking a break” from lessons, you may hold your spot by paying ½ tuition for time off. One month’s notice is required when discontinuing lessons.