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  • Lessons are given in person at my home studio at the same time each week.

  • Lessons start at 45 minutes for beginning students and increase in length as students progress. Students wishing to participate in festivals and competitions require weekly one-hour lessons.

  • Tuition is due by the 1st of each month for the entire month

  • A $25 late fee per student will be charged if tuition is not received by the 5th of the month.

  • Parents are welcome to stay for the lesson or not. It’s completely up to you and how comfortable you and your child are.

  • Group performance classes are held twice each semester and once in the summer, usually on a Saturday morning.



  • Rates are based off of 42 lessons per year: 36 lessons during the school year and 6 lessons in the summer.  Group performance classes (held 5 times per year) are included in tuition. 

  • One time registration fee - $25 per family (registration fee waived in November and December 2023)

  • Contact me for more information on monthly tuition rates.


Cancellation Policy

  • Please give as much notice as possible if you will miss your piano lesson.  If you will miss a lesson, out of courtesy, please cancel it online through your My Music Staff account.

  • If you are sick, please stay home.  You may switch to an online lesson during your regularly scheduled lesson time if you are feeling up to it!

  • Your tuition reserves a specific weekly lesson time just for you! In the event you are not at your lesson, you may send me a video recording of the pieces you are working on and I will send feedback to keep you on track for the week. No makeup lessons are offered unless the teacher cancels the lesson.

  • Monthly tuition is nonrefundable.  If you wish to discontinue piano lessons, please give as much notice as possible.



  • Lessons generally follow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Calendar. There are 36 piano lessons scheduled for each school year and 6 in the summer.  There are no lessons on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break Week, Winter Break Weeks, Spring Break Week, or the last week of school in June.  The calendar can be viewed on your My Music Staff account.



  • I will purchase books for each student as needed and include them on the next month’s billing statement.  Books for new students generally cost between $25-$30 and last at least 1 semester.



  • Yes, practicing is very important!  It is also very important to have an acoustic piano or full size, touch/weight sensitive keyboard with a pedal at home to practice on.  Please consider investing in a quality instrument even as a beginning pianist so that you may have the best learning experience possible.  Having a quiet space without distractions and dedicated time each day to practice is key to student success.

  • Each week students and parents will be given a printed and emailed assignment of what to practice and how to practice it.  Younger children must have adult assistance with daily practice. Consistent failure to practice may result in termination of piano lessons.


  • Students are encouraged to participate in a studio recital each semester. Additionally, there are several festivals and competitions to participate in throughout the year for students who are ready and wish to do so through the Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum, the Charlotte Music Teachers Association, and the North Carolina Music Teachers Association.


Media Release

  • Pictures and videos of students may be posted on my studio website or included in studio publications.  You may opt out by sending an email.

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