Studio Policies

Private Lessons

Private piano lessons are provided on a weekly basis in hourly time slots split between piano instruction and music theory/ear training.  Various piano methods are used depending upon the student’s age, hand size, natural ability, and learning style.  Students are expected to practice their assigned pieces a minimum of four days a week, with each piece being worked through at least four times per rehearsal day.

Recitals

Two public recitals are held each year.  All children are required to participate and all adult students are invited to attend.  Music should be memorized except for duets.  There is plenty of seating at the recitals for as many family and friends as each student would like to invite.  Recital attire for performers is generally festive unless we are performing a themed recital.  In those cases, an email with specific instructions will be sent.

The studio calendar with recital dates and other important events will be published on the studio website prior to the start of each teaching year.

Attendance

Time scheduled for each student’s lesson is reserved for his/her exclusive use; rescheduling is only available via lesson swap.  Notification by the student/parent or inability to attend a private lessons does not excuse payment for the lesson, which must be paid for, whether taken or missed.  Lesson swapping arranged between parents is the only method available for rescheduling a lesson.  Please notify the studio of all cancellations or swaps at least 24 hours in advance.  Lessons follow the school calendar but generally do not follow the school minor holiday or teacher in-service days.  The studio calendar is available for viewing by logging into the website at www.joliesjukebox.mymusicstaff.com

TuitionSummary

*Annual School Year Tuition…………………….$1700

*Resource & Activity Fee (annual)…………..... $160

*Summer Sessions

4-pack……..…………………………………$195

6-pack……………………………..………...$265

8--pack……………………………………….$345

*Rates adjusted annually

Resource & Activity Fee is due by July 15th for the following school year to secure a lesson slot.If not received by that date, lesson times will become available for new or returning students on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tuition Details

A 3% discount will be applied to tuition paid in advance in a one-time payment of $1650.  A 1.8% discount will be applied to tuition paid in two semiannual payments for two payments of $835.  Tuition can also be paid in 10 monthly payments of $165 with the first payment due by August 15 and the last payment due by May 15.  An invoice will be sent to the email address on file the fifth day of each month.  A $20 late fee will be assessed on the following month’s bill if payments are not received by the twentieth day of the month.  Tuition once paid is nonrefundable.  A 30-day notice is required to discontinue lessons during the teaching year.  Payment for that month will be due whether lessons are taken or not.

School Year Tuition includes 35 private 60-minute lessons, event prep for two studio recitals, one annual theory exam, and up to three festivals, and other local events.

The resource and activity fee coverstwo studio recitals, lesson materials, festival pieces, recital pieces, registration for one theory exam, up to three festivals, and TMTA student affiliate.

Summer lessons are flexibly scheduled over the months of June, July, and August to allow students to continue progressing forward while working around family activities.

Optional TMTA events such as ensemble, performance, video, publication, and original composition contests will be billed separately.