POLICIES AND TUITION
Each student will be offered 35 private lessons per year
- 28 scheduled September – April
7-8 scheduled May – August
One lesson may be cancelled without make up by the teacher during the academic year. If no lessons are cancelled by the teacher during that time, 7 lessons will be scheduled for the summer instead of 8. Summer lessons are required and must be scheduled by May 1 of each year.
Each student will have 4 Theory classes per year, scheduled September-April.
Theory classes are held on scheduled Mondays at 6pm throughout the academic year. The complete schedule for each class is set at the beginning of the fall semester. Each class meets for one hour, except Beginners which meets for 30 minutes.
Beginners – for young children who are not yet reading music.
Theory I – Typically ages 6-8, these students are just beginning note reading.
Theory II – Typically ages 6-10 these students are beginning note readers.
Theory III – Typically ages 8-14, these students are note readers.
Theory IV- Typically ages 12-16, these students are note readers.
Theory classes are for the students to come together and perform for each other, as well as learn about music appreciation, history, theory, and increase note reading skills. Parents attend class with Beginners, but do not attend with the student in the other levels. Students will be informed of which class they are in at the beginning of the academic year. Classes cancelled due to weather or instructor illness are not made up.
A formal studio recital is held annually in the spring, usually March or April. All students have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting for their family and friends.
Make-ups will not be given for missed lessons or classes for any reason. Parents may trade lesson times with another student if they know they are going to be gone. No-lesson days are factored into the calendar and are not made up.
In the case of inclement weather or illness, lessons may be cancelled or given via Zoom at the teacher's discretion. Students taking a Zoom lesson must be able give full attention while online, and in the case of illness, feel good enough to have a lesson. Poor internet connection may result in an aborted lesson that will not be made up. Lessons may be shorter due to technology set up and tear down between the teacher's in person lessons.
Suzuki Piano Volume (1-7) New International Edition
Notebook for practice assignments
Suzuki Piano recordings- available in CD or MP4
A piano (requires tuning 1-2 times per year) or a full size electric piano or keyboard.
30 minute lessons
$760 Sept-April ($95/month) + $200 summer
45 minute lessons
$1084 Sept- April ($137/month) + $296 summer
60 minute lessons
$1381 Sept- April ($173/month) + $384 summer
Lessons given á la carte are $30 per half hour and are not subject to schedule and attendance policies.
Payment can be made by one of the following ways:
Cash or check made out to Brigette Weisenburger or Zelle
Taxes are included. Unless communicated, billing will default to the monthly option.
Parents with children younger than 8 are required to attend lessons, but are always encouraged to attend when possible.
Parents are responsible for:
• Being attentive and taking notes at lessons
• Practicing with the student or making sure the student has adequate practice time. Ideally 4-7 days per week.
• Playing the recordings at home. Ideally 4-7 days per week.