Erickson Piano Studio- Studio Policies

Tuition is due prior to the beginning of each semester. 

2017 Fall Semester: August 5 - December 21

No lesson dates: September 4, 5; November 22, 23, 25; Winter Break: December 22 - January 1

Spring 2018 Semester: January 2 - May 21

Payment Options for the Spring and Fall Semesters:

Option A: 1 payment           Option B: 2 payments

Please note:  Families who choose the 2 payment plan are expected to pay tuition for the entire semester.

Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance, reserving your exclusive lesson time throughout the semester, regardless of the number of lessons attended. 

What does tuition provide the student?

Tuition provides students with: the scheduled lesson, instructor preparation, repertoire preparation, duet, trio, and quartet rehearsals, recitals, performance classes, Piano Camp, Erickson Piano Studio YouTube videos and tutorials, Piano Explorer Magazine, and studio prizes.

Tuition does not include student method books, music, CDs, mp3s, etc.

Registration Fee:

$75 for new students and students returning after an absence.

Enrollment Fee:

The enrollment fee reserves your place in our schedule during your semester absence.  The enrollment fee is equal to half of the semester tuition of the missed semester.

Missed Lessons:

I am happy to attempt to reschedule lessons when given sufficient notice.  If we cannot find a mutually agreeable time, the student’s lesson will be forfeited.  Missed lessons must be made up in a timely fashion and cannot be carried over to a different semester.  You are always welcome to use our Studio Swap List.  If your child is ill, please phone me by 9:00 a.m.  If you forget to attend the lesson it cannot be made up.

Missed Partner Lessons

If all parties can find a mutually agreeable time, the lesson will be rescheduled; otherwise, the lessons will commence with whichever student can be present for the scheduled lesson time.

Instructor Cancellations:

If I have to cancel a lesson for a personal emergency or illness I will make the lesson up. 

Using the Swap List:

The party who initiates the swap is responsible for informing the instructor.

Discontinuing Lessons:

If the student discontinues lessons for any reason, tuition is not refundable. 

Performance Classes:

For students with perfect attendance, this can serve as a bonus lesson.  For students who have missed any lessons, these serve as make-up opportunities.

Summer Semester:

The Summer Semester has flexible scheduling.  Students who enroll in the Summer Semester will submit vacation weeks during enrollment in the spring.  Teacher will work with students to reschedule vacation lessons.

Tuition Due Date Spring 2017:  Thursday, December 14, 2017

Early Bird: Save $10 if full tuition is paid by: Thursday, November 30

Payment Plan: First Installment Due: December 14     Second Installment Due:  February 1    N/A for summer lessons

$10 late fee for tuition received after the due date.

Thank You!


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