Holiday & Events 2017 - 2018 (Tentative)         

 Sept 2 - 4  
 Labor Day Weekend Holidays
 Nov 11 – 12?
 Romantic Contemporary Auditions (date TBD)
 Nov 21 – 26
 Thanksgiving Week Holidays
 Dec 10?
 Winter Recital
 Dec 9?
 Jazz Contest?
 Dec 21 – Jan 3
 Winter Holidays
 Feb 3?
 Bach Contest?
 Jan 20?
 Sonata Contest? (date TBD)
 Feb 9 – 14
 Mardi Gras Holidays
 Mar 30 – Apr 7
 Easter/Spring Break
 Apr 28?
 NOMTA Piano Rally, written (date TBD)
 May 5?
 NOMTA Piano Rally, performance (date TBD)
 May 6?
 Spring Recital
 July 1 – 4
 4 th of July Holidays

° Schedule

NEW: I am now using the Make-Up Credit option on the new website. If you cancel more than 24 hours before your lesson time, you will receive a make-up credit (not for a refund but for a make-up lesson.) These are good for 2 months. It is your responsibility to go online and schedule your own make-ups using available times. With the new system, student cancellations automatically create an available make-up spot! Yay! This makes it even more helpful for you to cancel as soon as you know you can't make it.

° Tuition

Each year (Aug-July) I will schedule a specific number of lessons (this year 39) at a rate determined by the length of lesson (half hour or 45 mins). To this yearly total, I add $50 for supplies for the year. This covers teaching books, printer paper, ink, etc. The total of lessons and supplies is then divided by 12. That amount is due on the first of each month, every month. 

No refunds or credits will be given. Teacher make-up lessons will be scheduled only for teacher cancellations. Still, available make-up spots come up from week to week and may be reserved online. These spots, which open up when other students cancel in advance, will be there online for any parent who takes the initiative to sign up.

Current rates: please contact me.

Late Fee: $10.00 after the 15th.

Payments may be made by cash, check, Venmo, or Chase QuickPay. Please make every effort to remember your payment on the first lesson of the month. 

I have set up automated tuition reminders to be sent during the last week of each month. Please check your balance due each month, in case of event fees (recital fee, competition fees, Rally, etc.) that have been added to your balance.

° Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons

Please try to notify me of a lesson cancellation as soon as you know about a conflict. “No-shows” and same-day cancellations will not qualify for a make-up lesson. After 3 no-shows without contact, the lesson time will be given to another student.

° Teacher Absence

Teacher illness days have been computed into the annual lesson total, so no deductions for teacher absence will be given. Lessons will be scheduled during the summer or during teacher vacation to bring the annual total lessons to 39.

° Music Books and Supplies

Whenever possible, new students will be furnished with lesson books, a binder, and a bag at the first lesson. An annual supply fee of $50 will be assessed. It is prorated and included in the monthly fee.

° Recitals

Studio recitals are held in December and May. Participation is not required but is encouraged. The spring recital is our graduation celebration and includes trophies for participating students. The Recital Fee depends upon the venue we are able to secure. It will be billed in December and May.

° Summer Lessons

I strongly encourage all students to continue lessons throughout the summer. My experience has shown that summers off result in major losses of hard-earned skills and finger strength.


The next scheduled holiday is Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3. 

Hope you have a good break before we jump into the fall schedule with both feet!