Tuition & Scholarships

Quality music education should be accessible to all income levels. If full tuition is not in your budget, scroll down to learn about financial aid options.


Tuition Rates

Beginner Students

For students who have been studying with me for less than a year. Includes unlimited feedback on practice videos and all necessary books, sheet music, recordings, and practice aids. Mid-session entry eligibility will be determined on an individual basis. Ask for details!

Fall Tuition (Sept-Dec 2022)

  • 30m private/duo lessons: $700
  • 30m small group classes: $650
  • 30m small group classes + 15m private/duo lessons: $900


Established Students

For students who have been studying with me for at least a year. Includes unlimited feedback on practice videos, studio concerts & solo recitals, studio classes/ensembles, and all necessary books, sheet music, recordings, and practice aids. Mid-session entry eligibility will be determined on an individual basis. Ask for details!

Annual Tuition (Sept 2022-Aug 2023):

  • 30m private/duo lessons: $1900/year
  • 45m private/duo lessons: $2500/year
  • 60m private/duo lessons: $3200/year


Notes

  • There is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee to hold your place on the calendar and cover materials purchases made on your behalf prior to the first class.
  • Prospective students can register anytime to be placed on the waiting list and accepted if space allows.
  • Unless you have confirmed a financial aid package, tuition in full is due prior to your first class.

Financial Aid Options

Payment Plans

Tuition may be paid in installments via Stripe throughout the session; contact to set one up! Payment plans are charged a small fee just to cover the cost of using Stripe and do not accrue late fees as long as the agreed upon schedule is followed and payment in full is received by the established deadline. Please see Refund Policy, below.

Scholarships

Full and partial need-based scholarships are offered to low income students for whom tuition would pose a financial hardship. Students 18 years of age and younger, visit the MusicLink Foundation's website to apply!

Barter

We love mutually beneficial barter in lieu of payment for classes! Past and current barters include babysitting, meals, specialty food items, handmade goods, cleaning, vacation rental accommodations, and other lessons or classes (foreign language, yoga, etc). Intermediate and advanced students can also serve as teaching assistants for a tuition reduction. While not all offers can be accepted, if you have a skill or item you would like to offer to barter for partial or full cost of classes, do not hesitate to suggest it! 

Tuition Deferment or Sliding Scale (available during unforeseeable emergencies)

If you are experiencing a sudden significant loss of income that is impacting your ability to pay tuition, be in touch as soon as is feasible to discuss options. Keep in mind that during public health and safety emergencies your teacher's household may be in this same boat, so only ask if you truly need it.


Refund Policy

Musical study necessitates commitment over time. Lesson planning is similar, and a significant portion occurs prior to the first class. As each class is tailored to the strengths, needs, and interests of those enrolled, refunds other than those listed below are only available in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.

Tuition refunds:

  • 28+ days before the session begins: fully refundable minus $50 nonrefundable registration fee
  • 21-27 days prior: 75% refundable
  • 14-20 days prior: 50% refundable
  •  7-13 days prior: 25% refundable 

Note: payment plans, barter, and scholarships are offered as part of an ongoing effort to make music education affordable to all. The full amount agreed upon (tuition and barter both) is due on the schedule established regardless of student attendance except in unforeseeable/emergency situations by teacher discretion.

Events warranting temporary studio closure for public health/safety reasons will be addressed as they occur. Solutions will be developed to best fit the situation at hand and may include adding makeup days, pre-recorded video lessons, and/or live video instruction. Events that cause a minor disruption for one person may result in a serious emergency for another; therefore our approach may also vary from one student to another.