Piano Lesson Fees

Fee Information (Lessons for Children)

For the first 8 weeks, lessons will be charged on a per-lesson basis and can be paid in cash or via PayNow / bank transfer at the end of each lesson.

Thereafter, payments will be streamlined on a monthly basis as described below so you don’t have to worry about making weekly payments.
 

Monthly Fees

  • Students are allocated 39 lessons per year from September to June
  • Piano lesson fees are spread equally over the course of 10 months from September to June
  • Irrespective of the number of weeks in a month (4 or 5), the monthly fee will be the same
  • As an example, if hourly lessons are $70 each and a student is having lessons weekly, their monthly charge will be $70 x 39 lessons = $2,730/10 months = $273.00 per month
  • If a lesson falls on a public holiday, a make-up lesson will be offered to be taken during the same week or during the summer break in July/August with no additional charge
  • Four unpaid leave weeks per year have been factored into the fees which are at my discretion to take as needed

 


 

Annual Registration Fee

There is a yearly registration fee of $25 per student that is charged in September (pro-rated if starting lessons after September). This reserves each student’s weekly time spot and goes towards administrative costs for the year.

 

What does the lesson fee cover?

In addition to the time dedicated to the lesson itself, piano lesson fees also cover:

  • Lesson planning and preparation
  • Materials used in lessons such as games, handouts, etc.
  • Repertoire for lending or studio licensing
  • Student incentives and awards
  • Studio performance parties
  • Studio expenses (printing, photocopying, piano tuning and maintenance, business software, etc.)
  • Studio management
  • Research into new resources, methodology, pedagogical studies
  • Professional memberships
  • Professional development and continuing education

 

When are fees due?

Lesson fees are charged in advance and are due before the 7th of each month. Late payments will incur a $5 late charge.

 

What if I need to miss a lesson?

That’s okay, I understand life happens sometimes. I will do my best to offer the student a make-up lesson within the same week but if this isn’t possible the make-up lesson will be delivered during July/August.

The maximum number of make-up lessons that can be carried forward to July/August is 4 lessons. Lesson fees are non-refundable unless the total number of lessons taken during the year falls below 39 due to extended illness (assessed on a case-by-case basis).

 

Do you offer lessons during July and August?

As many families travel over the summer holidays in July and August, I have allowed for flexibility during that time. Students are welcome to continue lessons over the two months which will be charged on a per lesson basis (unless they are make-up lessons which have already been paid for).
 

Additional Questions?

Check out the FAQ page or contact me to have a chat, I’m happy to explain and clarify any of the above. I know it can be a little confusing particularly for first time piano parents!