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Teacher Responsibilities:​

  • I will provide Students with personalized weekly music lessons.

  • I will offer at least 2 recital opportunities per year.

  • I will provide Students with a safe, clean, and motivating learning environment.


Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Students will treat Teacher’s piano, space, and belongings with respect.

  • Practice! Students should ideally practice at least 5 days of the week. 

  • For younger students, parental involvement is crucial. Parents should provide practice support and encouragement! It may take time and strategy to form positive practice habits.

  • Parents provide the instrument (88 weighted keys) and instrument accessories (pedal, suitable bench, footstool, sheet music/lesson books, and supplementary workbooks).



  • Tuition is paid monthly or annually.

  • With this Tuition model, Students remain enrolled for the entire year to retain their spot in the studio.

  • If a Student takes any unpaid time off from lessons, they do so knowing their spot will not be held.

  • Tuition rates are based on 40 lessons per year.

  • There will be 45 weeks of the year during which lessons are available, along with 7 additional learning opportunities (2 Recitals, 3 Piano Parties, 2 Make-up days). 

  • This means Students can miss 12 lessons over the course of the year, but attend the additional learning opportunities, and not lose Tuition.

  •  Alternatively, Students may take all 45 weeks of lessons, and attend all additional learning opportunities, at no additional cost. 


Monthly tuition is due by the 15th of the month for the upcoming month.

  •  Ex. – Tuition for October 15-November 14 is due by October 15. 

  • Tuition may be paid monthly, semiannually, or annually.

  • For monthly payments, please setup an Automatic Payments via Zelle or Coinhop. 

  • For bulk payments, please use Zelle, Coinhop, CashApp, Check, or Cash.

  • Late Payments: Monthly payments are due by the 15th of the month. Late payments will incur a $25 late fee for each week they are past due.

  • There are no sibling discounts, as each Student receives individual attention, preparation, and materials.  


      Tuition Rates:

30-minute lessons - $160/month or $1920/year

45-minute lessons - $225/month or $2700/year

60-minute lessons - $275/month or $3300/year


 Any type of hiatus from lessons- permanent or temporary - requires 2 weeks paid notice

Important Dates:

  • This year of lessons will begin on August 22, 2022 and end on August 18, 2023.

  • There will be no lessons the weeks of: 

  • November 21, December 19, December 26, March 27, May 29, July 3, August 14

  • Recitals: Fall - Sunday, October 30, 2022 / Spring - Sunday, May 21, 2023 

  • Make-Up Days: Fall - Sunday, December 11, 2022 / Spring - Sunday, May 7, 2023

  • Piano Parties: September 11, 2022, January 8, 2023, April 16, 2023



  • Tuition reserves your scheduled time-slot only, which students are expected to uphold. This time-slot is viewed as ongoing. Tuition does not reserve any time other than your scheduled time.

  • If a student misses/cancels their scheduled time slot:

  • A virtual lesson can take place, ideally at your normal scheduled time

  • A recorded or written lesson can be provided

  • A swap with another student can possibly be arranged. 

  • Due to scheduling volume, I do not offer make ups or tuition refunds. 

  • Tuition allows for one Teacher sick day. If the Teacher is unable to provide either an in-person or virtual lesson during your scheduled time-slot, the Teacher may choose to take this sick day or a make-up will be arranged. 

  • If Student is sick, PLEASE request a virtual lesson or take a sick day. I would hate to spread germs across so many families. This is why I have extra weeks built into tuition and am offering pre-scheduled make-up opportunities! 

  • Due to inclement weather, a virtual lesson will take place in lieu of in-person. There will be no rescheduling due to inclement weather unless the Teacher has an open slot within normal teaching hours during the same week of the missed lesson.



  • If Students or family members are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have come in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms, please schedule an online lesson.

  • Students and families agree to follow safety precautions, which can include hand washing, sanitizing the piano, wearing masks, no shared materials, and maintaining distance, if necessary.

  • As regulations and infections fluctuate, ThePurplePiano reserves the right to transition to a 100% online model.


Photo Release:

  • During lessons and performances, the Teacher reserves the right to take video recordings or photographs of the Student for use in lesson demonstration or advertising materials. 

  • If you would prefer to opt out of the Photo Release, please sign here:______________________



  • This policy may be amended as needed. Notifications of amendments will be distributed via email or printed copy.

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