Private Lesson Tuition and Payment
Payment will be required monthly. Tuition is divided into 12 equal monthly payments, to be paid in full no later than the 10th of each month. The student is responsible for delivering tuition on or before the 10th of each month. The instructor will not teach any lessons for which the instructor has not been paid. Late payments may incur a late fee of $1 for each day late. The teacher reserves the right to raise fees annually at the beginning of each academic year to reflect the increased cost of living and inflation rates, as well as increased professional development and general studio improvement costs.
Tuition will vary depending on the length of the lessons taken. Beginners should start with 30-minute lessons. Intermediate students are encouraged to progress to 45-minute lessons. Advanced level students are required to take 60-minute lessons.
The tuition rates are determined based on a calendar of 42 weekly private lessons.
2022-2023 Tuition Rates
30-Minute Lessons (Beginning Students)
12 equal monthly payments- $87.50 due no later than the 10th of each month
45-Minute Lessons (Intermediate Students)
12 equal monthly payments- $131.25 due no later than the 10th of each month
60-Minute Lessons (Advanced Students)
12 equal monthly payments- $175 due no later than the 10th of each month
Additional lessons beyond the 42 lessons included in the calculated monthly tuition may be purchased individually and payment should be brought to the instructor at the beginning of each additional lesson:
o 30 Minute Lessons- $25
o 45 Minute Lessons- $37.50
o 60 Minute Lessons- $50
**Note: Students who choose to pay “by the lesson” or “by the number of lessons in a month” will pay the individual lesson prices as listed above, with a limit of 10 absences per calendar year. Last-minute cancellations of less than 24 hours advance notice and no-shows will still be charged that lesson’s fee.
Acceptable payment options: Tuition may be paid with cash, check, or via bank draft or credit card through the studio’s online payment processor.
Checks are to be made payable to Musical Moments Studio, LLC.
One-time fees: One-time fees include the purchase of music or any other lesson materials ordered for the students. In this case, reimbursement is expected. These fees also include any materials loaned out to a student that are not returned or are returned in poor condition.
Music Lessons—for a lifetime of enjoyment!
Congratulations on choosing to participate in music lessons! Music has been found to enrich the lives of all who participate in its creation or in its enjoyment. When you choose to take music lessons, you are choosing to learn a skill that will benefit you and bring you joy your entire life! No price can be put on such a beautiful art as music. Yet, obtaining the skill will certainly require assistance from a professional—your music teacher.
Your teacher has chosen to make music their business and their occupation. As with any business, costs are calculated to both ensure that the highest quality product is given and that the business makes enough profit to continue providing their services.
What does my yearly tuition cover?
All independent music teachers (IMTs) differ in methods of operation. However, the tuition of nearly all teachers covers the following:
Lessons, performance classes, group lessons.
Trips to the music store, lesson planning, bookkeeping, development of curriculum, etc. It has been cited by professional music journals that for every hour enrolled in music lessons, you are investing in at least 2 hours of the teacher's time!
Programs, refreshments, facility rental.
Memberships are maintained by the teacher to enhance their teaching skills and provide the student with opportunities for festivals, competitions, and performance events.
Publications to assist the teacher in keeping current on new teaching materials and trends.
Copying, computer software, incentive programs, instruments, tunings, repairs, newsletters.
Materials purchased by the teacher to keep costs lower for students.
The IMT has no corporation to assist in providing health and life insurance by matching funds. Tuition helps cover the increased living costs of your self-employed teacher.
Lessons and classes that keep the teacher current on methods and techniques.
IMTs pay to be re-certified every five years provided they have met all the continuing education and studio requirements. This keeps the teacher accountable to a professional organization.
This enables many discounts to be passed to students.