Lessons Policy

Tuition Fees:

30 minute lessons are $120 per month ($30 per lesson). 
45 minute lessons are $160 per month ($40 per lesson).
60 minute lessons are $200 per month ($50 per lesson).
Sibling Discount: $5 discount per month, per child.

Private Lessons are held weekly, for 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on the level of student. Tuition fees are paid on a monthly basis, not lesson by lesson, therefore if you miss a lesson, please don’t expect a refund.  Please understand the reason for this is that I have held your spot and refused new students on your behalf.  If you have to miss a lesson, given enough notice, make up times are definitely possible but not guaranteed.

Lessons are conducted throughout the year. Exceptions are school holidays (AISD) and summer vacations, in which case, I will pro-rate the lessons for that month.  You may choose to stop lessons during the summer, but your lesson time might not be guaranteed for fall. Please let me know in advance what your summer plans are.
Statements will be emailed the last lesson day of the month and will reflect any music purchased during the month.  Tuition is due on the first lesson day of each month.

Payments may be made by Cash, Check, Paypal or Square Cash.



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Make-up lessons:  I make every effort to accommodate schedules by offering make up times when available. However, due to the number of students attending my studio, it is critical that you stick with your scheduled lesson time.

Parental Observation:  Parents are welcome to observe, but students generally feel less self-conscious when parents aren't around.

Recitals: I plan two recitals a year, one formal, and one informal.  Date and time will be announced when available.  Participation is not mandatory.  There may be a $10 recital fee for participants.

Practice requirements: It is extremely important for each student to establish a daily practice routine. The length of time spent practicing should be based on the weekly assignment and goals established. Parents, please help your child by setting time aside each day for practicing.

When parents take an interest in the student’s musical development, there is a marked improvement in the child’s attitude and performance.

Please feel free to call or email any questions, concerns or comments.   

Thank you.

Latest News

March 1, 2018

March News

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28th for our Spring Recital. This is a change from last month. Spring recital is booked at Steinway Piano Gallery from 4 to 6pm. Some last minute cancellations are occurring this month: No Lesson Friday, Mar 2nd as I will be travelling to Houston for the Gold Cup Festival. Wed, Mar 7: Romantic/Contemporary Festival (Austin) registration deadline. Location – UT Butler School of Music. Two pieces memorized with scale and cadence. Private judging only. Event cost is $16. No Lessons Thu-Fri March 8-16. I will be out of town, and it's SPRING BREAK! Fri, Mar 23: Sonatina Festival (Clear Lake) registration deadline. Location – University Baptist Church on Middlebrook Dr. One piece memorized in Sonatina style. Recital or Private judging. Event cost is $18.

February 1, 2018

February News

Busy February! We are deep into festival season with the Baroque/Classical starting things off on Sat, Feb 24 at UT Butler School of Music. Students, please keep the momentum going by establishing a good daily practice routine. Piano Guild Auditions will be here in May before you know it.... Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21st. Spring recital is booked at Steinway Piano Gallery from 4 to 6pm.

January 2, 2018

January News

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break. Lessons will commence for Austin students on Wednesday, Jan 3. Clear Lake students will return on Tuesday, Jan 9. Lot's of registration deadlines occur this month starting on Friday, Jan 12: Gold Cup registrations due (Clear Lake) - registration fee is $18. No school/no lessons on Monday, Jan 15. Wednesday, Jan 24 is registration deadline for Baroque/Classical Festival (Austin) - registration fee is $16. Those students preparing for Piano Guild in May....start your engines! We will be working on a practice system to keep your skills and repertoire sharp with less stress. For my younger voice students - new Disney songs are on the agenda. Let's ROCK this new year with momentum and inspiration!