2019-2020 STUDIO POLICY (preview)
The year is divided into two terms:
Full Term: September-June (10 months)
Summer Term: July-August (2 months)
TUITION Please CONTACT ME for current rates.
FULL TERM: September - June
Tuition includes 32 lessons for the Full Term of 10 months.
Tuition is charged by the term, billed as 10 monthly installments. The 10-month payment plan provides students with an easy way to evenly disburse the total cost of lessons over the term.
Payment stays the same regardless of the number of lessons a student actually receives in a single month.
Tuition is pro-rated when: Students begin lessons mid-term, or change their lesson length mid-term.
Tuition is always due before or by the 1st of each month.
TUITION PAYS FOR:
32 Private Lessons for the Full Term (September-June)
An exclusive weekly lesson time, reserved for the year
Piano Performance Parties
The annual Studio Recital
Student music magazine subscription
Lesson enhancements with technology
Tuition also reflects my professional experience, the amount of detailed preparation I put into lesson plans, piano maintenance and studio expenses, as well as continuing education, research, and professional memberships which enhance my level of teaching and provide local, national and international opportunities for my students.
INDIVIDUAL LESSON RATES Please CONTACT ME for more information.
SUMMER TERM: July - August
The number of lessons for Summer Term are determined on an individual basis, and the schedule is flexible to accommodate vacation time.
TUITION is calculated with the Individual Lesson Rate. (CONTACT ME for current rates)
Payment for the total Summer Term is due before or by July 1st, and lessons are reserved only when tuition is received.
PAYMENT of monthly tuition is due in full before or by the 1st of each month.
Parents/Students are expected to be responsible for following the payment schedule and making payments on time.
Payment methods accepted:
automatic bill pay from your bank
Late tuition payments will be charged a $10.00 late fee if not received by the close of the due date. Tuition that is late by 7 days or more will be charged an additional $15 late fee. After 7 days, if payment has not been received, the student's place in the studio will be suspended, and lessons cannot resume until the balance plus the late fee is paid in full.
Lessons are non-refundable. A few weeks are reserved at the end of the Full Term for Mrs. Riley to give make-up lessons for any excused absences. There are no excused absences or make-up lessons during Summer Term.