North Branch Piano Lessons
Lesson Times: Students register per academic school year. Weekly lessons are offered before during or after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at my home for 30 minutes (beginner/intermediate) or 45 minutes (advanced.) I often teach homeschoolers during the day. An 8-week summer session is offered, as well. The lesson times are arranged directly with the teacher.
Lesson Tuition: $82.67/month for 30-minute private lessons ($24.00 X 31 lessons per year, divided by 9 months), or $124.00/month for 45-minute lessons ($36.00 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 is due at the time of registration and a $40.00 per child music account deposit fee is due at the time of registration, not to exceed $80.00/family. 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 a full-size (88-key, weighted, touch sensitive) piano, digital piano, or keyboard for regular weekly practice. Students must have a full-size instrument in the home before lessons begin.
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 an 8 week session. The students who take summer lessons are given priority for fall lesson spots and times.