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Fees and Policies
Tuition starting September
Regular monthly tuition during the school year (September - June)
includes 36 lessons and two recitals:
$95.00 / month for half-hour lessons
$140.00 / month for forty-five minute lessons
$180.00 / month for sixty-minute lessons
Tuition payments are due at your first lesson of the month.
should be written to "Sara Dickson."
I also accept payment through
the Square Cash
A $40 fee will be charged for late payments or for a returned check.
This is to cover the returned check fee that the bank will charge
Earn Free Lessons by Referring a Friend!
If you refer a friend or family member who commits to at least two
months of piano lessons, you will earn 50% off of your tuition for one month.
Summer Lessons 2015
This summer, I am offering a choice of two payment plans for piano
lessons during June, July, and August to accommodate everyone’s
changing schedule, vacations, etc. Regular rates will resume in
1. “Pay As You Go”
With this plan, you simply pay for one lesson at a time during July
and August. Please bring payment with you to each lesson. Rates for
“pay as you go” lessons are:
$22.00 for a half-hour lesson
$33.00 for a forty-five minute lesson
$44.00 for an hour lesson
2. “Summer Eight Pack”
With this plan, you pay a reduced rate all at once for eight
lessons, which you can schedule any time during June, July, and
August. Payment is non-refundable, cannot be pro-rated, and unused
lessons cannot be transferred to other months, so please make sure
you use all eight of your lessons. Rates for the “summer eight pack”
$155 for eight half-hour lessons
$230 for eight forty-five minute lessons
$310 for eight one-hour lessons
Schedule follows the traditional Wake County School
calendar. Lessons are not taught during Thanksgiving and Christmas
break. Arrangements for other holidays (Memorial Day, etc.) will be
made on an individual basis. Students must take at least 4 summer
lessons to be guaranteed a spot in the fall.
Piano lessons require a serious commitment from the student and
their family if the student is to be successful, and I am dependent
on teaching lessons for my livelihood. Therefore, attendance is very
Your time-slot is reserved, and I do not give refunds. For absences
such as illness, family emergency, etc., each student is allowed one
makeup lesson each month. Makeup lessons will be scheduled for
the last Monday of each month.
I request 30 days notice if you wish to discontinue lessons with me.
Books and Materials
Lesson books and materials may be purchased from me at cover price.
If materials are borrowed from the studio, you are financially
responsible for lost or damaged items. You may also choose to buy
your own materials.
Students are asked to commit to a minimum amount of practice time
agreed upon. Parents are encouraged to assist children in finding a
regular time to practice. Students are expected to record their
practice time, and that record should be signed by the parent prior
to the next week’s lesson.
I teach students of all ages, from young children to adults.
However, children who are not yet reading are usually not ready for
the reading skills required for traditional piano lessons. Children
younger than five or six can usually benefit much more from either
an intense, more aurally focused Suzuki-style teacher, or a more
relaxed introductory music program such as Kindermusik, depending on
the child’s level of interest in music and attention span and the
parent’s level of commitment.
I do teach adults and adults who want to revisit piano
playing after having had lessons as children.