Monthly tuition is due, IN ADVANCE, on the first day of each month. Tuition costs will be discussed during the interview process. The yearly schedule runs on a school calendar year from August 1 through May 31. Tuition is based on a 10-month school calendar. Tuition may be paid by the semester or in monthly installments. Makeup lessons are not given for national holidays, and should the month include only three lessons, this will be offset with a month containing five lessons or by the addition of theory classes or master classes. Monthly tuition remains constant regardless of the number of lessons received in a given month. There are no adjustments in tuition due to missed lessons. The studio is closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Memorial Day, during the week of the Music Teachers National Conference, and Fourth of July.
All piano students will be charged a one-time YEARLY STUDIO REGISTRATION FEE due in August which reserves your lesson time slot for the school term and includes recital fees, incentive awards, certificates, and practice contest trophies. The cost of music is not included in tuition or the studio registration fee. Music may be purchased at Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe Home | Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe located at 3160 Santa Rita Rd. Suite B4 in Pleasanton, online at www.bookmarkmusic.com, online at sheetmusicplus.com or I will purchase the music, itemize the music given to the student, and the music will be billed the following month.
My curriculum includes participation in MTAC Certificate of Merit™, National Guild Auditions, or Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) examinations. Advanced students will receive training needed to earn their National Guild of Piano Teachers High School Diploma in Piano. There is a separate fee for these programs. There is also a separate fee for special events such as competitions and festivals. These events are chosen for each student on an individual basis and participation is optional.