North Branch Piano Lessons
Lesson Times: Students register per academic school year. Weekly essons are offered before during or after school on Mondays at my home for 30 minutes (beginner/intermediate) or 45 minutes (advanced.) The lesson times are arranged with the teacher directly.
Lesson Tuition: $75.00/month for 30-minute instruction ($21.77 X 31 lessons per year, divided by 9 months), or $112.50/month for 45-minute instruction ($32.66 X 31 lessons per year, divided by 9 months.) This includes 29 private and two group piano lessons.
Other Fees: $25.00 annual registration fee due at the time of registration and a $40.00 music account deposit fee due at the time of registration. All books will be purchased for the student by the teacher and deducted from this fee.
Lesson Payment: Payment for lessons is done one of three ways: (1) Automated: A monthly electronic funds transfer from a checking account; 2) Semesterly (due on September 15th and January 15th); or 3) Yearly (due on September 15th).
Absences: If a student is to be absent, I need to be notified by 7:00 a.m. the day of the missed lesson on my cell phone. This is so I have enough time to ask another student to take that lesson time. I do not answer the phone during lessons, but I check messages often, and will usually receive the message in time. If I am not notified in advance, as in the case of a student forgetting his/her lesson, that lesson will not be made up.
Make up Lessons: Two make up lessons are added on the calendar to be used in the event of any missed school-year lessons. Any other lessons missed (more than two) will not be made up. If a student is ahead in lessons, they may choose to “bank” the make up lesson toward a future missed lesson. If you decline a make up lesson than miss a lesson after the make up, the missed lesson will not be made up because the opportunity for a make up lesson was already offered.
Instrument Needs: It is important that a student have access to a piano for regular weekly practice. If there is no acoustic piano in the home, please speak with your teacher about other options.
Parental Involvement: It is important that students have parents who are willing to: 1) help their children remember their piano books on their lesson day; 2) sit with them and review their lesson assignments weekly; and 3) encourage them to practice and play for others at home.
Summer Lessons: Students have the option of taking summer lessons for 8 weeks. The students who take summer lessons are given priority for fall lesson spots and times.