Tuition & Policy

TUITION:

30 minute weekly lesson = $30

($480 Quarterly/16 lessons, $120-$150 Monthly/4-5 lessons)

60 minute weekly lesson = $55

($880 Quarterly/16 lessons, $220-$275 Monthly/4-5 lessons)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Quarterly, or monthly payments may be arranged. A late fee of $10 per week will be applied on the second lesson of the term. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ApplePay, and Paypal are accepted.

MISSED LESSONS:  There is no charge for a missed lesson if cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson time. Make-up lessons are encouraged depending on availability. If the teacher needs to cancel a lesson and schedules do not permit a make-up lesson, a credit will be issued for the following payment schedule.

E-STUDIO:  During the months of June and July, all students will receive Skype lessons. Also, the e-Studio option is a convenient way to have a make-up lesson. Once the video chat is established, the lesson time begins through Skype, Google Chat, or FaceTime. Students are required to provide their own internet connection and respectable software to participate.

PARKING & WAITING:  Parents planning to stay during the lesson, or students who drive please park in front of the house, or adjacent west of the house. Parents are welcome to wait in the living room or sit in on lessons. 

LESSON MATERIAL:  Students are required to study scales, etudes, repertoire, and music theory complementary to their level. Students should bring to each lesson; their instrument, a notebook, music, and a shoulder rest. For practice at home, students will need a metronome, tuner and a music stand. 

YOUTH SYMPHONY & SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:  Mrs. Caruso encourages all students to participate in group ensembles and/or orchestras as often as possible. Students involved in peer group activities show a greater increase of involvement and progress. Mrs. Caruso will assist in auditions, and orchestra materials in addition to lesson materials.

PRACTICING:  Consistent practice is the hardest part of any level of playing an instrument. In order for lessons to be successful, students should practice all the lesson materials 5-6 days per week.