Tuition & Information

 Private piano lessons are provided at the House of Music in Colville, at my home studio near Addy, WA or online. These are individual private lessons with personalized instruction for each student.

TuitionThe tuition payment has changed from monthly to weekly. Payment is now due at every lesson according to the pricing below.

There will be a 10% discount for two or more students from the same family for weekly lessons for all. 

The studio will be open from September through May, but will be closed for major holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Break.

In case of an absence, the teacher should be notified at least by 8:00 am of the day of the lesson. If no notification is received in due time, the lesson will be charged. If the teacher is unable to have the lesson (i.e. vacation, sickness, etc.) the student will be notified as well. The students are expected to be diligent and coming regularly every week. Three or more consecutive absences will terminate the lessons and the spot given to someone else.

If the student wishes to discontinue lessons, at least a month notice is requested.

The basic format of the lessons will be: finger exercises according to student’s level (scales, Hanon, etc.), repertoire music (lessons book songs, performance book songs, classical music – for more advanced students, hymns or arrangements of hymns – for those interested in christian music), theory and ear training.

The students are encouraged to perform in one scheduled recital for each school year, usually in May. There may be a small fee that each family is asked to pay to help with the hall rental fee.

Every student is expected to attend and be on time for every lesson or recital and should be picked up promptly after each class. Please note that there will be no extra time given if a student is late.

The parent (or student) agrees to purchase the necessary books for the lessons at the recommendation of the teacher.

The parent (or student) agrees to provide a piano for practice, which will be tuned at least once a year. It is crucial for the development of the ear to have a tuned piano. Full size electric keyboards are OK but not preferred; they need to have at least the damper pedal and have weighted keys (the same touch as an acoustic piano).

Parents are welcome to sit in class and are encouraged to observe their child’s practice time at home. Please check to be sure that your child is completing all their assignments in their notebook.

Student agrees to practice 30 – 60 minutes per day (depending on the age) and at least five days a week.

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