Marie’s Policies

Where Music and Imagination Meet

Policies Update

Piano Lessons are by appointment only, for students K-12

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Student Commitment

Regular practice is imperative to learn how to play proficiently. Practicing recommendation that may differ based on their level, potential, and ability. Quality practicing is what is important, not quantity. At least 5 days a week is required.


Check your e-mail regularly. I often communicate through email and/or through texting. If you need to miss a lesson, please notify me as soon as possible.

Recitals and Performances

Under normal circumstances, I hold four exciting annual recitals and other performance opportunities are available during the year.

Tuition & Fee’s

Piano Tuition: Tuition is a monthly flat rate and is due the first of every month. Tuition remains the same each month and is based on a 12 month period, that is divided into monthly payment installments. Your monthly tuition reserves you the lesson day and time for your son/daughter. Contact me for current rates.

What does your tuition cover? Click on the link to view a in-depth brochure
that describes how tuition benefits each student “Where does my Tuition go?”

Studio Materials Fee: per student is required for each academic year of $45.00. This fee enables me to provide students with incentives, handouts, recital hall fees, online subscription apps, etc.

New Students: one time $20 Binder Fee. Includes all documents needed for student.

Payment options: Stripe, Cash, PayPal using the family and friends option. There will be a $15 late fee added to your invoice if made payment is made after the 10th.


Late or absent lessons are your responsibility; there are no refunds or makeups given. Feel free to take advantage of one of these options.

  • Swap your lesson with another student. (Please contact me for information)
  • Online lessons are available.
  • Practice video lesson sent via email
  • Bonus Group Classes (50 minutes) will be held throughout the year. (TBA)

For more information, please read this excellent article: “Make-up Lessons from an Economist’s Point of View”

Summer Lessons

Students are expected to continue lessons during the summer month. If you choose to take the summer off, you will be put on my waiting list and will forfeit your set lesson time. If you continue through the summer, you will be guaranteed a spot at the beginning of the school year.


Discontinuing Lessons

In the event that there is a decision to discontinue lessons, either a one-month notice or a two-month lesson fee is required. This allows me a chance to fill the time slot and finish the lessons on a positive note for the student.

It is my sincere desire that my teaching and your support at home, we will form an effective team. Giving the gift of music to your child will be one of the most enjoyable experiences of a lifetime!

Photo & Video Release

From time to time, I will use photos or videos of my students on my website and other locations. e.g. FaceTime, Instagram, and YouTube. These are to highlight the accomplishments of the students learning. Students are only identified by the first name. If you wish to exempt your child’s imagery from being published, please let me know.