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The weekly “piano season” begins the week of Labor Day and ends the last week in May (students may begin any time during the year). I follow the Papillion-LaVista school calendar, and only stop lessons for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring breaks (see calendar by logging into your student’s portal on this website).
Once a month, in lieu of lessons, I host “piano parties.” These are hour-long parties with lots of games (theory, but don’t tell your student!), performance time and theme-based projects (each month we have a different theme, i.e., composition, improvisation, music history, etc.).
Need to cancel a lesson?
It happens! But please try to limit them, it really messes with learning, which messes with your student’s confidence in playing, which makes students want to quit. If you do need to cancel, please let me know as soon as you are able. Allowed make-ups can be scheduled the week of piano parties. I do not give refunds for missed lessons.
If I have to cancel (which means I’m either really sick, the weather is really bad, or some other big emergency has happened), I will make that lesson up.
Fees and Payment
I charge $85/month for 45 minute duo lessons and the piano party, or $120 for 45 minute private lessons and the piano party. Books are extra, as needed. I will always let you know in advance when your student is going to need new materials. Payment is due at the end of each month for the upcoming month (i.e., October payment is due by September 30). You will receive an invoice via email around the 20
of each month for the next month. PLEASE NOTE: A LATE FEE OF $15 WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY TUITION NOT RECEIVED BY THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH.
If your student needs to discontinue lessons, a minimum of 2 weeks notice is required. Refunds are not issued for mid-month discontinuations.