I schedule most of my regular lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays so that Mondays and Fridays can be reserved for makeup lessons. I teach from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; I can be flexible based on students' scheduling restrictions. I do not teach on weekends or evenings.
Tuition for Lessons and Classes
30-minute individual weekly lesson = $25.00 30-minute weekly lesson with a friend = $17.50 45-minute individual weekly lesson = $37.50 45-minute weekly lesson with a friend = $26.25
30-minute "Meet the Piano" class = $10
If you arrange it and depending on the age and level, I will teach a lesson with 2 students. It's cheaper for you to share the lesson, so feel free to ask a friend to take a lesson with you.
When you begin lessons or a group class, there is a one-time materials fee of $15.
Please make your payment on the first lesson of the month for that month's lessons.
Cancellation and Makeup Policy
Private Lessons Please let me know if you cannot make a lesson. We can reschedule for that week. I much prefer make-up lessons to missed lessons. Continuity is important to musicianship!
If something comes up for me and I have to last-minute cancel a lesson, I will send an email and leave a phone message. Please always check messages on the day of your child's lesson. I will gladly schedule a makeup lesson.
I cannot give payment credits for missed lessons. I have too many students to keep track of! I typically schedule make-up lessons on Mondays and Friday.
"Meet the Piano" Classes If I have to last-minute cancel a class that you pre-paid for, I will schedule a make-up class. (I reserve Mondays and Fridays for makeups.) Everybody paid, and everybody missed, so I think it makes sense to have a make-up class.
However, if in individual prepaid and then missed a class, I can’t really do a make-up class or payment credits. I have too many students and classes to keep track of all of that! However, I do have several “Meet the Piano” classes, and if you have to miss your scheduled class and would like your child come to another for that week, I can let you know the times of the other classes. Just let me know and we can work something out. I try to mix up things in the different classes so that any child who switches classes or attends a makeup up won’t be behind or bored because all the same material is being covered. The “curriculum” is not necessarily sequential, so each class is a little different----I’m just making sure that all of the prereading, prewriting, and concepts at the piano are being covered in new and exciting ways.If I will be gone on vacation, I will let you know in advance, and you will not have to pay tuition for the weeks that I am gone. In these cases, we will not schedule a make-up class.
No lessons will be taught on Boulder Valley School District holidays or inservice days, unless a makeup was prearranged for one of these days.
Books and Supplies
Every student will need to bring a spiral-bound notebeook with manuscript paper, as well as a folder with pockets. I will have the books that you need and you can buy them from me. This saves you hassle and keeps your costs lower.
For the first lesson, I invite parents to sit in during their child's lesson. After the first lesson, however, I ask that parents wait in the upstairs living room during the lesson. I have found that the rapport between me and the student is more effective if there is not a third person in the room.