Payment of Fees
Rates for Lessons
30 minutes - $30 45 minutes - $45 60 minutes - $60
Monthly Flat Fee Payment
$120 flat fee/month for weekly 30 minute lesson
$180 flat fee/month for weekly 30 minute lesson
$240 flat fee/month for weekly 30 minute lesson
Your lesson payment is a monthly flat fee. A total of 34 Lessons will be taught over the 9 months academic year of 2018-2019 (Sep.10-May 31) The studio will be open for a total of 7 weeks during June - August. Every student is expected to enroll in four summer lessons in order to maintain their place in the teacher’s schedule the following year, and this is included in the 36 lesson payment. If you attend every lesson, you will receive 2 free lessons (you will be paying for 36 but receiving 38).
Before the beginning of each month, you will receive an emailed invoice. Please make full monthly payment on the 1st lesson of each month. A $10 late fee will be processed if you fail to make payment by the 2nd lesson.
Payments for lessons may be paid by:
There will be no pro-rating for lessons missed unless the lesson is cancelled by the instructor. Students who consistently come to lessons show quicker advancement than those who are frequently absent so make every effort to be at your lessons. Lessons missed by the teacher will be made up.
Please join the Group Me and Phone Lists online to arrange to swap lessons with another student if available. Please utilize the MyMusicStaff.com Calendar to enter lessons to be missed and sign up for an open lesson slot. Instructions and sign-in info will be sent in an email once all student info is gathered. You must swap with someone who has the same lesson length as you do, unless you are willing to forfeit part of your lesson if yours is the longer lesson. (30 min swap for 30 min is equal. 45 min swap for 30 min lesson is allowable but you only get the 30 min time slot.)
Monday lessons are hit the most with holidays. If the teacher and student are both available to do a lesson on a Monday holiday, the lesson may take place. I have scheduled Monday Make-up Days on Fri or Sat of a Monday holiday so you may plan ahead and not miss a Monday lesson. I will try to schedule lessons all on the same day if possible. No monetary credit will be given for lessons missed by the student. Please utilize GroupMe to switch lessons with someone, and/or MyMusicStaff.com to enter lessons to be missed and sign up for an open lesson slot.
The Book Fees are determined by the instructor on an individual student basis. This fee is used to order instruction books, CDs, flashcards, etc. to use in the lessons and at home. The books generally last an entire year. The fee is usually under $40. I will also be happy to download music for you from musicnotes.com which is generally about $5/ song. I will add that to your account and you can pay at the next month’s lessons. You are also welcome to order your own books if you prefer to do so or download your own music. I will be happy to give you the information you need. Books are for the student to play from and keep.
Termination of Lessons
The teacher may terminate lessons due to negative behavior, failure to practice, lack of parental involvement, or failure to comply with studio etiquette. Any termination initiated by the parent or student requires one month written notice and paid tuition.
1. MY MUSIC STAFF (mymusicstaff.com)
I use a scheduling program called My Music Staff. My Music Staff
The student portal allows you to:
2. Piano Maestro by JoyTunes
As my piano or voice student, you will receive a free membership to use the app, Piano Maestro, by Joytunes on an iPad. Piano Maestro helps students practice their songs in the Alfred Premier Series and improve their sight reading, rhythm, technique, playing with both hands and much more. I used Piano Maestro with my iPad during the lesson times.
In addition students will:
Progress up in chapters, unlock new songs and raise their difficulty level along the way. Learn to play songs step by step and have access to practice options and be able to personalize their learning experience
Piano Method Books Included (Alfred Premier Series and others)
Teach songs from some of the most well known and beloved piano method books used today. A digital way to compliment the use of your favorite method book, all books can be found in the Library in the 'Methods' section.
As a teacher, I will be able to:
-Receive weekly progress reports to track progress in between lessons.
-Assign Home Challenges, to have students practice songs and exercises as homework with Piano Maestro
3.Premier Piano Assistant
http://www.premierpianocourse.com/videos/poa/ Utilize online videos for assistance in learning your piano pieces that go with each lesson in your Alfred Premier books.
4. Social Media
I have a Facebookpage that I would love to be able to share pictures and videos of lessons, contests, concerts, and other activities. Please add me as a friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoria.stewart.2017 or https://www.facebook.com/victoriastewartstudios/ and Like our page!
2018 - 2019 STUDIO CALENDAR
MON 10, 17, 24 3 TUE 11, 18, 25 3 WED 12, 19, 26 3 THU 13, 20, 27 3
MON 1,8,15,22,29 5
TUE 2,9,16,23, 30 5
WED 3,10,17,24,31 5
THU 4,11,18,25 4 Costume Concert - Date TBD
MON 5,12,26 3
TUE 6,13,27 3
WED 7,14,28 3
THU 1,8,15,29 4 (Thanksgiving Break - Nov 19—23)
MON 3.10.17 3
TUE 4,11,18 3
WED 5,12,19 3
THU 6,13,20 3 (Winter Break - Dec 21-Jan4) Holiday Concert - Date TBD
TOTAL FALL LESSONS
MON 14 TUE 14 WED 14 THU 14
MON 7,14,28 4 (Holiday - Mon Jan 21 MLK; Makeup Fri Jan 25/Sat Jan 26)
TUE 8,15,22,29 4
WED 9,16,23,30 4
THU 10,17,24,31 4
MON 4,11,18, 25 4 (Holiday Mon Feb 18 President’s Day; Makeup Fri Feb 22/Sat Feb 23)
TUE 5,12,19,26 4
WED 6,13,20,27 4
MON 4,11,18 3
TUE 5,12,19 3
WED 6,13,20 3
THU 7,14,21 3
( Holiday Mon Mar 25 - Fri Mar 29 CCSD Spring Break) Friends and Family Concert - Date TBD
MON 1,8,15, 22, 29 5 (CCSD Easter break Mon Apr 22; Makeup Fri Apr 26/Sat Apr 27)
TUE 2,9,16,23,30 5
WED 3,10,17,24 4
THU 4,11,18,25 4
MON 6,13,20, 27 4 (Memorial Day Holiday May 27; Makeup Fri May 31/Sat Jun 1)
TUE 7,14,21,28 4
WED 1,8,15,22,29 5
THU 2,9,16, 23,30 5
Final Concert - Date TBD
SUMMER 2019 - Schedule 4 lessons during available times
- Weeks of June 3, 10, 24
- Weeks of July 8, 22, 29