$32.00 per 30 min. ($48 for 45 min., $64 for an hour) based on a 34-week teaching year. I no longer charge a registration fee. Lesson books or exam fees are extra.
The annual 34-week total is divided by ten monthly payments and prepaid, either
The lesson time you have selected for the fall can be held by prepaying the September fee. If you stop lessons during the year, the exact number you have had will be calculated, and the balance refunded or invoiced to you.
Year's total fees, for 34 teaching weeks:
for 30 minute per week lesson: $1088 (or $108.80 per month for ten months)
for 45 minute per week lesson: $1632 (or $163.20 per month for ten months)
for 60 minute per week lesson: $2176 (or $217.60 per month for ten months)
5-week lesson cards; 30 min $160, 45 min $240, 60 min $320.
To set up recurring direct payments, go to your banking app, choose 'make an e-transfer' and look for the 'how often?' button, where you can select monthly payments and the date, first of the month.
Term 1 (15 weeks) ...begins Monday Sept 11
......ends Thursday Dec 21
Term 2 (9 weeks) .... begins Saturday January 6
......ends Saturday March 9
Term 3 (10 weeks) .....begins Saturday March 25
.......ends Saturday June 1
I run a flexible year, so if I offer you extra lessons before a performance, or if I have to cancel, there's no extra cost or refund at that time. At year-end, I'll tally up the lessons you've had this year, and then adjust remaining lessons as needed to make sure you've had 34 lessons.
Probably the single most important factor in a music student's success and enjoyment is the regularity and quality of practice. All the talent in the world won't help if you don't put in the time and repetitions to get your fingers used to the repeated muscle movements that musicians make. If you're involved in sports or dance, you'll already know that. When you're competent, it's fun - and when you're not - "it's boring!" You can help by -
6 hour-long group classes for younger students, generally on the Wednesday 2-hr early-dismissal afternoons; 1.45 - 2.45 or as arranged.
During the pandemic, these classes have been on hold.
All younger students are enrolled in group classes if possible. They are effective and popular - children learn confidence in performing in front of others, connect with other students, review reading, theory concepts, and practise ear/rhythm skills, mostly not practical in private lessons.
History 9, 10, ARCT: fee $750.
I now recommend the online study course and exam.
If you prefer in-person group lessons-
all materials included; exam fees extra. The exam will be the second Friday in May every year. Classes are 45 min to an hour, depending on the number of participants, and will require follow-up review and listening exercises at home. Keyboard Harmony 9, 10 or ARCT will be taught in a private lesson.
Other theory levels, using the RCM books which match grade levels 1-8, are studied along with the regular lesson for both piano and cello students.