Policies and Pricing

Voice Lesson Rates
The rate for weekly half-hour voice lessons is $25 a lesson.  Hour lessons are available upon request for $50 a lesson.

Piano Lesson Rates
The rate for weekly half-hour piano lessons is $15 a lesson.  Hour lessons are available upon request for $30 a lesson.

Monthly Tuition
There are a lot of materials that are required to teach lessons - a piano, sheet music, folders, pencils, notebooks, paper, printer ink, etc.  Because of these costs, each voice student is required to pay a $10 monthly tuition fee.  Each piano student is required to pay a $5 monthly tuition fee.

Materials
I will provide each of my students with a folder and practice logs to track their assigned weekly material and practicing.

For my voice students, I will also provide voice students with sheet music copies of their songs for their use at home while they are learning them.  I am likewise happy to record lessons for students, provide a warm up recording, and provide mp3 recordings of assigned songs and accompaniment, all upon request.

 For my piano students I will purchase the required piano books with my music teacher discount (10%) and pass that discount on to you.  It is required that you pay for your books at the time you receive them.

Expectations
Whether you are taking music lessons for fun or if you’re working to be a professional, I expect my students to practice every day.  You will not make any progress without dedicated practice time at home.  Two recitals will be held each year, tentatively planned for December and June.  This gives students the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and accomplished.  Participation in the recitals is expected.

You can expect me to find suitable songs for you and your goals.  I am happy to work on songs of your choice, as well.

Lesson Payment Policies
Lessons must be paid at the time of lesson.  You may pay weekly or pre-pay on a monthly basis.  Cash and checks are acceptable for payment.

Lesson Attendance Policies
Please understand that I have set this time aside specifically for you. Please do not be late. In case of illness or a conflict, please call, email or text 24 hours in advance. I will do my best to work with you and find a time to make up the lesson.

I understand emergencies happen - please notify me as soon as possible in case of an emergency. I always have my cell phone with me and check my voice mails and text messages frequently. In case of an emergency, I will do my best to work with you and find a time to make up the lesson.

You may reschedule no more than one lesson each month due to illness or emergencies.

If you do not show up for a lesson and do not notify me that you will not be attending, you will still be charged for the lesson. You will not be entitled to a make-up lesson if you do not show up without notification.

I cannot guarantee to hold your lesson slot if any of the following occur: 3 consecutive absences, bounced check, 2 consecutive no-shows.

Termination of Lessons
If you intend to discontinue taking lessons with me, I’d appreciate it if you would have the courtesy to let me know that you will not be continuing so I do not continue to hold your time slot in reservation.

Referral Policy
For every person that you refer to me that books a lesson, I will give you a credit for a free lesson!