Fees and Terms

Monthly Tuition Fees:

Lessons fees are paid on a monthly basis –

Weekly 30 minute sessions:  $180 per month ($45 per lesson)
Weekly 45 minute sessions:  $265 per month ($65 per lesson)
Weekly 60 minute sessions:  $320 per month ($80 per lesson)

Sibling Discount: when more than 1 person from the immediate family studies with me (siblings or parents) they will receive a % 20 discount on the lesson fee.

Fee Schedule and Cancellation Policies

The monthly tuition fee is due on the first lesson of each month for the coming month. If you forget to bring your check to this first lesson, or miss this lesson, please mail the tuition check to me. Fees received after the second lesson of the month are subject to a $25 late fee.

Monthly students may cancel 4 lessons per calendar year with 24 hours notice via email and be given credit for the value of the lesson towards the next month’s lesson fees. In addition, students who have been studying for 4 months or longer, during the calendar year, are allowed 4 more vacation/sick days per calendar year for which they will not be charged as long as there is 24 hours notice in writing via email. In addition, when a weekly lesson occurs five times in one month, the student will only be charged for 4 lessons. The extra sessions received help to balance out for student absences.

After a monthly student has exhausted their 4-8 allowed absences if they wish to continue lessons, they will need to pay for all canceled lessons for the remainder of the calendar year. This does not apply to properly planned “extended vacations.” Please see below.

LESSONS CANCELED WITH LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE ARE NOT REFUNDED, CREDITED TOWARDS NEXT MONTH’S LESSONS, OR MADE UP WITH OUT PAYING FOR THE MAKEUP LESSON.

Extended Vacations: Extended vacations are vacations lasting more than 3 weeks. If the student would like their normal lesson time to be held for them, they must notify the instructor two weeks before the first missed lesson of the dates they will be absent.  In addition, two weeks before the first missed lesson the student must make a “Hold Lesson Time” non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of two of their lessons.  When their lessons resume, this fee will be counted towards their monthly lesson fees.

Excessive absences and serial cancelations may lead to dismissal from the studio.  

If the instructor misses a lesson, one of two things occurs:

You will not be charged for the lesson, or the next month’s fee is reduced.  OR Arrangements will be made to make up the time by extending future lessons or arranging for a separate makeup lesson.

If the instructor is absent due to a prescheduled performance or vacation, the missed lesson will be discounted from the monthly fee at the beginning of the month.

Refunds:

Two weeks notice is required for quitting your lessons. Since lesson fees are paid in advance, refunds are given only when two week notice is given.

Practice:

Students are expected to practice their music on their own between lessons. Students should practice daily for the amount of time their lesson lasts. (If you take a 30 minute lesson, practice 30 minutes a day.)  DAILY PRACTICE will bring the best results. Singing is a physical activity, and as is true of other forms of physical exercise, practice is essential and MUST be done at least every other day in order for any progress to occur. Do not practice for 2 hours as this can bring on vocal fatigue and hoarseness.

Students should bring their music books, sheet music, karaoke tracks to EVERY lesson. A binder should be purchased in which the sheet music is kept.

Students are expected to attend their lessons regularly. If a pattern of absences occurs, the teacher and student will discuss the problem. There is no point in paying for lessons that you are not able to attend.  If the irregular attendance continues, you may be dropped from the studio.