Studio Policies

Effective for the 2021/22 school year.


There will be 35 weekly, 30-minute lesson opportunities between Aug. 30, 2021 and May 20, 2022.  Yearly tuition (which covers lesson prep, lessons, travel time and associated costs, borrowed materials, and a spring recital) is $1485, divided into equal monthly payments of $165. Payment is due at the first lesson of every month.

Additional family members taking back-to-back lessons may each receive a 25% discount on their individual tuition.

Tuition for summer piano lessons (June through August) is $165 per month (based on a 4-lesson month) or single lessons at $45 each. The total number of lesson opportunities will depend on teacher availability.

Holidays and Cancellations

Winter Break: December 20 through December 31.
Spring Break: April 4 through April 8.
There will be no lessons on Labor Day (Sept 6) or Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25 and 26); a discount will apply for affected students.

Because lesson scheduling requires advance time commitments, travel, and coordination between the availability of numerous students and families, no refunds or make-up lessons are possible for student cancellations or missed lessons (except in the case of cancellations due to illness that affect 2+ consecutive lessons, for which 24 hours prior notice is given).

In the event of missed lessons due to teacher unavailability for any reason, a refund will be given. In the event of unsafe driving conditions, lessons will take place as scheduled but online via zoom.

Depending on variations in traffic, in-person lessons may start up to 10 minutes before or after the scheduled start time, but will continue for the full 30 minutes.

You may be asked about your availability on different days/times than originally scheduled. While your flexibility and understanding is greatly appreciated, it is not necessary to change your lesson day/time unless it is convenient for you. If long-term rescheduling is required and a mutually agreeable day/time does not exist, remaining tuition will be refunded.


The studio piano recital will take place the evening of Wednesday, May 25th (see my e-mail of March 1 for details).

Optional music events, sponsored by the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association (if the coronavirus permits), usually include Holiday Recitals, Junior Artist Master Series, Music Artistry Program, Sonatina/Sonata Festival, Scholarship Competition and Music in Action Festival. Fees may apply. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in these events or would like more information.

Student and Parent Responsibilities
  • Agree to cancel in-person lessons for the recommended quarantine period if the student or close family member tests positive for COVID-19 or exhibits symptoms after known exposure.
  • At least four weekly practice sessions and progress towards completion of weekly, written goals.
  • Appropriate behavior during lessons.
  • Participation in the yearly studio recital.
  • Parents agree to assist students towards achievement of their weekly practice goals and encourage consistent practice habits.