CALENDAR / TUITION FEES

Studio Calendar

Fall semester (17 weeks): Sept. 11, 2023 – Feb. 4, 2024

Thanksgiving week (no lessons): Nov. 20-26, 2023

Christmas Break (no lessons): Dec. 18 – Jan. 2, 2024

Make-up week: Jan. 29- Feb. 4, 2024

Spring semester (17 weeks): Feb. 5 – June 23, 2024

February vacation (no lessons): Feb. 19-25, 2024

Spring vacation (no lessons): April 15-21, 2024

Make-up week: June 17-23, 2024

Tuition fees

Tuition is a monthly fixed rate and billed as 5 equal monthly installments over the course of the semester. It is averaged out so the same amount is paid each month, regardless of the number of lessons that month. You can also choose to pay the semester in full with a $50 discount. Additional family members get 10% off the regular fees.
Tuition is due upfront on the first lesson of each month and is non-refundable.

  • 30-minute lessons: $190/month or $900/semester ($50 discount)
  • 45-minute lessons: $230/month or $1100/semester ($50 discount)
  • 60-minute lessons: $270/month or $1300/semester ($50 discount)

There are no lessons during school vacations and major holidays. Schedule for the summer semester is flexible and is agreed with each student individually.

Students are responsible to purchase all assigned material. Tuition does not cover the cost of piano books or extra performance opportunities such as festivals or competitions fees. I do allow students to occasionally borrow supplementary music from my library.

What does your piano tuition pay for?

  • Private weekly lesson time with the student.
  • Lessons preparation: music selection, lesson planning, video assessments, curriculum development.
  • Two Studio recitals per year
  • Professional organization memberships, including the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the New England Piano Teachers Association (NEPTA). These allow my students to be eligible to participate to various recitals, festivals, competitions and performance events in Massachusetts.
  • Professional journals (Piano Magazine, American Music Teacher) to keep current on new teaching materials and trends.
  • Continuing education and training (Dalcroze, Suzuki…) to maintain and develop my teaching and playing skills.
  • Studio expenses: piano tunings, repairs, music books and teaching materials.
  • Property taxes, self-employment taxes, bookkeeping and studio insurance.

Missed lesson/Termination

Consistent weekly attendance is expected. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required if you need to reschedule a lesson for medical or family emergency only, at the teacher’s discretion. One week is also reserved at the end of each semester for make-up lessons.

If you wish to discontinue lessons, please give at least one month’s notice by email.

Studio liability

The PianoDayling Studio is not responsible for students before or after their regularly scheduled lessons, for any injuries sustained on studio property or at recital events resulting from activity conducted by students.