Suggestions, Policies, Calendar, Rates    


Lessons are not enough.  Schedule time to practice at home!

Ideal:             5 days

Very Good:   4 days

Good:            3 days (not including lesson time!)

Length of practice 15 minutes to an hour depending on level and goals.

Helpful hints: keeping noises and distractions away from students in your home will help the student focus.  Also, remember to look for good lighting and having your piano tuned at least once a year.


If I cancel, I will make that time up.


If you cancel, makeups are not guaranteed, especially for in-your-home students which are scheduled not just by time but by the "route" for the day.  If given at least 24 hours notice, I will try to offer extra time or alternatives as they come available.  In-your-home students might be able to come to my home or take an online lesson through Skype.  THE MORE NOTICE I HAVE, the more likely I can work out a make up or partial make up of the time.


For families with two or more students taking lessons, if one is ill or unavailable, the other students (or parent) can take the entire lesson time.  


Sick:  In person lessons:  Notify me IMMEDIATELY if you have any coronavirus symptoms.  Lessons may be taken online.

Bad weather: skype or reschedule are possibilities.


Please give 2 weeks notice if you should, sadly, decide to discontinue lessons.


2021-22 Studio Calendar 

Teaching schedule and rates based on 46 weeks of once-a-week lessons.

Wed. Aug 18 Lessons resume for new studio year.


SAT. NOV. 6 STUDENT PERFORMANCE . Lacefield Music in Chesterfield. 3-5 pm.

THANKSGIVING BREAK.  NO LESSONS Wed. Nov. 24 through Sun. Nov. 28.  Mon. and Tues. lessons do meet!

Lessons Resume.  Mon. Nov. 29

WINTER BREAK.  Tues. Dec. 21 through Sun. Jan 2.  Monday lessons do meet Dec. 20!


SONATINA FESTIVAL.  TBD.  SLAMTA EVENT. Check back for updates.  For the serious classical musician.  Fee required.

SPRING BREAK.  Sun. March 20 through Sat. March 26. No lessons.

Mon . March 28.  LESSONS RESUME.

SAT. APRIL 23, 2022. STUDENT PERFORMANCE. Lacefield Music in Chesterfield, Mo.  3-5 PM.

MEMORIAL WEEK BREAK.  Sun. May 29 through Fri.  June 3.  

Sat.  June 4.  LESSONS RESUME.

FOURTH OF JULY BREAK.  Sat. July 2 through Mon. July 4.  No Lessons.


Last day of lessons for 2021-22 is Mon.  Aug. 8.

Tentative start date for 2022-23 is Tues. Aug 16. 


For Aug 18 , 2021 to Aug 8, 2022.

Based on 46 weeks of once- a-week lessons, divided into even-billing monthly or quarterly payments.

In your home lessons.

45 minute minimum for one student*      $180  monthly or  $540 quarterly.

60 minute minimum for two students      $240  monthly or $720 quarterly.

30 minute for third student                        $120  monthly or $360 quarterly.

(Based on $31.30 per 1/2 hour)

*For students 5 and under, a 45 minute lesson can be overwhelming.  I can offer a 35 minute lesson for 1 to 2 quarters at $139.50 monthly.

Usually this involves a 30 minute lesson (with various learning activities), then a review with a parent/guardian. This plan may also be an option for other students if I can schedule your lesson less than 10 minutes before or after a nearby student.

In my home lessons.

30 minute lesson for one student     $95.50 monthly or $286.50 quarterly

45 minute lesson for one student     $143 monthly or $429 quarterly

(Based on $24.90 per 1/2 hour) 

In my home students:  I do have 2 cats, which are kept away from students during lessons.


Substantial discounts are available for in my home students who can come on weekday mornings during the school year.  Call/email for a quote. (Excellent opportunity for retirees, home schoolers, second shifters!)

New: Online interactive piano lessons available through Skype.

Contact me through to schedule a skype chat.

No refunds on lessons.  Use the monthly plan if you are uncertain of your future.

Books and entrance fees for SLAMTA and MMTA events are not included in the quoted rates.

No charge for performances opportunities through the studio.


Tuition Payment

Monthly: Payment Due the 15th of each month.  Please be prompt!  I prefer to spend time teaching rather than rechecking accounts!

Quarterly:  due Aug. 18, Nov. 5, 2020, Feb. 15 , May 13, 2021.  Payments are approximately 11.5 weeks apart.

Thanks for being prompt in your payment!  Checks, auto pay, cash, Zelle transfers (check with me on the email used).

Returned checks: it happens now and then, but unfortunately, someone has to cover it!  Students/parents are responsible for return check fees.

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