December 9, 2009

Tuition is calculated on an annual basis and paid monthly over the year.  The tuition cycle begins in August and ends in the following July.  During that period, 40 lessons will be given.  The formula: lesson rate x 40 / 12 months yields the monthly tuition rate.metronome Contracts for lessons are signed during the month of May for continuing students.

Monthly invoices are emailed or mailed.  Additional fees cover music activities and materials appropriate for each pianist’s development. Typical fees:

  • Student Affiliate Membership in the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) – $8/year
  • Richardson Music Teachers Association (RMTA) – festival entry fees are $8-10 per festival
  • Student Affiliate TMTA Theory Exam – $9
  • Annual Spring Recital fee -  TBA
  • Annual subscription to The Piano Explorer magazine – free

Theory books and music books – cost varies