Tuition and General Info
Payment is expected by the 15th of each month.
Half Hour Lessons (one per week) ~ $25.00 / a lesson
Lessons are scheduled on a month to month basis and the tuition statement will be sent via email.
Payments received after the 15th of the month will incur a late fee of $10.
If a student misses a lesson for any reason (vacation, illness, traffic etc…), you can attend the 1 hour group class that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. Exception: If we have to cancel lessons due to a snow emergency, those lessons will be re-scheduled. You do not have to attend the group class.
I do not offer lessons on a bi-weekly or random basis.
Here is one frequently asked question:
We are going on vacation for 3 weeks. Can we just discontinue lessons and then resume them when we return?
Yes, you can discontinue lessons and resume them when you return. However, I cannot reserve your time slot. I currently having a waiting list and your time slot would be filled immediately. But we have other instructors on staff who can teach you.
Sometimes students take turns “hosting” band practices during their lesson. For example, the bass player for the song “Born to be Wild” might have the other members of the band show up and practice during his lesson. Although this isn’t a private lesson, the benefits of playing with a group are significant. The next rehearsal would then occur during the drummer’s lesson or singer’s etc… These practices typically occur weeks before a recital or recording session. We also use these band practices as an opportunity to videotape the performances and post them on YouTube. Students who participate in these band practices tend to learn faster, play more recital songs, attend more recording studio sessions and become overall better musicians.
If you do not want to participate in the band program and share lessons from time to time, then we have other instructors at the academies who can teach you.