Rates & Policy

Regular lesson rates
Piano/guitar lesson 30min  $25
Piano/guitar lesson 45min $37
Piano/guitar lesson 60min $42

*Casual lesson rates (on case by case basis)
Piano/guitar lesson 60min – $55; 45min – $45; 30min – $35

* There is an added fee for house calls calculated based on travel time.

Studio Policy

The lesson fee includes: the learning session itself; lesson preparation time and individual program planning; participation in semi-annual student recitals; additional learning materials (scores, audio, handouts).

Scheduling: A regular meeting time is set up upon signing the agreement. Please pick a time that you can commit to.

Payment is to be made by the first scheduled lesson of each month accounting for a month’s worth of lessons, via cheque, e-transfer, or cash. Your payment reserves a regular lesson time slot. If no payment is received by the indicated time, your time slot is no longer reserved and becomes available to other applicants. Your payment is an acknowledgement of the time value reserved for you.

Missed and cancelled lessons: A lesson that the teacher has to cancel will be made up or credit will be given. No payment credit/refund will be provided for students who miss lessons for any reason. If a lesson falls on a statutory holiday, it may be rescheduled or skipped; special arrangements can be made. The teacher reserves the right to take one (1) emergency sick day per calendar year without offering a make-up lesson.

Lesson cancellation/rescheduling notice: when possible, please give advance notice, 24 hours or more. 

Make-up lessons: a paid missed/cancelled lesson can be made up during normal teaching hours depending on available openings. Make-up lesson times are to be determined on case by case basis. No unpaid lesson will be made up.

* Frequent special arrangements (2 or more a month) will call for Casual Lesson Rates*

Late arrivals: Late arrivals will affect lesson duration. The missed amount of time will be subtracted from the lesson time. E.g. if you are 10min late to a 60min lesson, your lesson duration will be 50min.

Lesson materials and gear: Student must bring the following materials to each lesson: assigned music book/handouts, homework notebook, footstool (for guitar lessons).

Homework and regular practice: The student is expected to develop and maintain a regular practice routine. Daily practice is recommended. The student is responsible for completion of homework prior to the lesson.

Active listening and performance: Participation in studio recitals and attending selected concerts or festivals is mandatory. Participation in festivals is not mandatory but is highly encouraged.

Service cancellation: Students wishing to discontinue lessons must give one month’s notice, or in lieu of notice, one month’s fees must be paid. The teacher reserves the right to terminate services in case of excessive absences or late or irregular payments. 

Contact and Communication: email is the best way to contact the teacher. Phone or text may be used as well; however, phone calls may not be responded to as quickly as emails. Please use email whenever possible.