Instruction consists of weekly private piano, guitar, and violin lessons in which repertoire, note reading, technique, practice skills, and musical literacy are emphasized. Lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Faster progress can be achieved if the students have the advantage of two or more lessons a week.
*A higher piano lessons rate is a Master Teacher rate that applies to the pupils of Yevgeniya Lapskaya’s only.
School Year 2018-2019 will consist of 40 academic weeks, which do not include the Winter Break week, December 24 – December 31, 2018, or the Spring Break week (March 25 – March 3, 2019).
The 40 academic weeks school year will be split into 5 billing cycles, 8 weeks each, followed by a three week Make-Up Session, June 10-June 29, 2019. Tuition for Individual music lessons will be due on the 1st day of each billing cycle.
As long as a student remains enrolled in the individual lessons program, they will be responsible for the entire 40 week academic year course tuition. No adjustments can be made to the bills during the school year. You may withdraw from lessons upon completion of a single billing cycle. If you choose to withdraw from lessons, please give the school two weeks notice. You will not be responsible for any tuition payments once you withdraw from lessons, and your spot on the school’s schedule will be forfeited.
***As a courtesy to our students enrolled in CPS, or other schools outside of School District 64, which follow a different school calendar, we will provide additional make up dates based on the student’s and the instructor’s availability if a student must miss classes the first week, Monday August 20- Saturday, August 25, of the academic school year 2018/2019.
Billing Cycle 1: August 20- October 13, weeks 1-8.
Billing Cycle 2: October 15 – December 8, weeks 9-16.
Billing Cycle 3: December 10- February 9, weeks 17-24 (Winter Break: December 24-December 30, you are not being charge for the Winter Break week, both Monday December 31 and Tuesday January 1 will be made up in addition to the allowed make up lessons limit).
Billing Cycle 4: February 11- April 13, weeks 25-32 (Spring Break: March 25-March 31, you are not being charged for the Spring Break week).
Billing Cycle 5: April 15- June 8, weeks 33-40. Make-Up Session for the school year 2018/2019: Monday, June 10 – Saturday, June 29 (3 weeks).
Summer Semester 2019: Monday, July 1 – Saturday, August 17, 2019 (7 weeks).
All bills for the School Year 2018/2019 must be paid by the due date indicated below:
Billing Cycle 1: August 20.
Billing Cycle 2: October 15.
Billing Cycle 3: December 10.
Billing Cycle 4: February 11.
Billing Cycle 5: April 15.
If a new student signs up in the middle of a session, their tuition will be prorated.
A $40 late fee will be added to your next invoice if the tuition is not paid within 7 days of the due date.
We want each student to experience the excitement of progress from week to week – the key to that is consistent practice and consistent attendance. If you must miss a lesson, be sure to contact the school at least a day in advance, by 7 p.m. the night before the lesson to ensure your missed lesson is considered excused. Three excused absences for students taking one lesson a week, and six excused absences for students taking two lessons a week are allowed during the entire course of a school year. Any more lessons missed by a student will not be made up or credited.
The make-up weeks are scheduled at the end of the school year. Make up classes can only be held during the designated Make Up Session (June 10-June 29, 2019), unless special arrangements are made between a teacher and a student. If a student cannot attend their make up classes, those lessons will be forfeited.
Lessons missed by the instructor or due to holidays will be rescheduled at another time agreeable to both the student and the instructor and will be made up in addition to the allowed limit on excused absences.