Tuition is due for the month ahead at the first lesson of each month. I accept checks, payment directly from your bank and payment via the Venmo app, using a debit card. If you use venmo please make the transaction private. I no longer accept cash. There is an annual registration fee of $25 per student due with August tuition.
Lesson Rates, for regular lessons, per individual lesson:
45 minutes $60
60 minutes $75
For those adults who travel frequently and others who take lessons periodically my lesson rates are $80 for 45 minute lessons and $100 for 1 hour.
In cases of sickness I must be notified at least 24 hours prior to your lesson for a request to make up the lesson. Make ups will be offered at my discretion and no credits for missed lessons will be given, except when they are due to my scheduling conflicts. Please note that I teach Monday to Thursday only and am not available for lessons on Fridays or weekends. If you are sick, please do not come to your lesson, especially if you are at the beginning stages of a cold when you are most contagious.
My Redwood City teaching times are Monday – Thursdays. All lessons are weekly for school age students during the school year. I take some time off in late December and in the summer. My vacation and other absences will be noted in the newsletter, well in advance of the dates. I take off only the major holidays and these will be noted in the calendar.
Lessons are 45 minutes in length. Students who are working at RCM Grade 5 level piano and above take an hour's lesson.
MUSIC – I will either buy your music and be reimbursed or provide details of specific books to order.
As a teacher my expectations for your progress are high. They are however, based on the individual student. I expect that you make a commitment to studying music and that you are diligent in your practice. I expect that you arrive on time for your lesson and with all your books and materials. I reserve the right to discontinue teaching a student if I determine that progress is not being made, if payments are late, if practice is not being consistently done or the student is regularly absent or tardy.
Parents are always welcome to observe their child’s lesson. It is advisable to have a parent or guardian in attendance for students younger than eight.
STUDENT RECITALS - There are 2 full studio recitals each year in late November and late April as well as smaller recitals in the studio, retirement homes or other venues.
COMPETITIONS AND ASSESMENTS There are a variety of student programs through CAPMT . Students are also eligible to be assessed through at all levels, in piano , voice and theory through The Royal Conservatory's Music Development Program.